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General Borrowing Policy

All patrons must present a valid CCSU Blue Chip card to check out library materials. 

Approved guest borrowers must present their library issued guest borrower card.

Loan Periods

General Collection 4 weeks
Media (DVD, VHS, Music CD's)       2 weeks
Reserved Items          Varies from 1 hour to 7 days
Periodicals and Reference Materials    In Library Use Only


Overdue Fines

The library is now Overdue Fine free.

Lost or Damaged materials   


Replacement costs: 

A $75 replacement fee will be charged plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee for books considered lost, after being overdue for 90 days. In the event the replacement cost is significantly higher, the current replacement cost may be charged.  Equipment, games and other formats will be charged at the current replacement cost.  Consortium loan replacements will be charged at the cost from the lending library.  Registration and/or transcripts may be withheld until the account is settled.


Maximum number of items that can be checked out at one time


no limit


30 items     

Guest Borrowers    15 items

Renewal Limits

General Collection 2 renewals if no one has a hold it
Media (DVD, VHS, Music CD) 1 renewal
Reserved items    No renewal
Interlibrary Loan materials    1 renewal if allowed with permission from lending library

Returning Materials

Library materials may be returned inside the library while the building is open.  Check Library Hours: here

After hours please use the book drop at the rear of the building, off Harold Lewis Drive.  The book drop is to the right of the employee entrance.


Bookstore rentals should be returned to the Bookstore in the Student Center to ensure proper credit.  

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