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Access Services and Circulation

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


General Collection Books/Media 10 cents a day 
Interlibrary Loan materials    25 cents a day
Course Reserve materials    

50 cents an hour for hourly loans

50 cents a day for loans over a day

Lost or Damaged materials   

Replacement costs: 

A $75 replacement fee will be charged plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee for books. 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.  Registration and/or transcripts may be withheld until the account is settled


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

Faculty/staff                 no limit     
Students    25 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

During Fall 2020:  Library materials may be returned inside the library, Monday-Friday, 8am through 4pm, while the building is open.  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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