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University of Connecticut University Libraries

Circulation Policies

Jeremy Richard Library
University of Connecticut Stamford Campus
1 University Place
Stamford, CT 06901

Contact Information
Library Main Number: 203-251-8500 | Fax: 203-251-8501


Loan Periods
Returning Books
Renewals
Library Notices and Billing Information
Journals
Community Borrowers & Alumni Information
Policy on Confidentiality

Loan Periods

As of July 1, 2007, faculty, staff, retirees, graduate students and honors undergraduate students may check out books for 6 months (180 days) and renew them online 5 times. The change allows books to be borrowed for 3 years before they must be returned. Although books may be borrowed for up to 3 years, they are still subject to RECALL under this new policy.

Faculty, Graduate/Undergrad Honors Students, Staff,
Retirees, Visiting Scholars

  • Circulating Books: 180 days
  • Video/DVDs/Sound Recording: 14 days
  • CD-ROMS: 30 days
  • 300 Books
  • 10 Videos/DVDs/Sound Recordings

Undergraduate Students, Affiliates

  • Circulating Books: 30 days
  • Video/DVDs/Sound Recording: 14 days
  • CD-ROMS: 30 days
  • 150 Books
  • 2 Videos/DVDs/Sound Recordings

Community Borrowers, Boston Library Consortium Card holders

  • Circulating Books: 30 days
  • Video/DVDs/Sound Recording: 14 days
  • CD-ROMS: 30 days
  • 25 Books

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Returning Books


Return books to the Library Services Desk. Return recalled items, directly to the desk attendant. When the library is closed, books may be placed into the depository slots (book drop) outside of the library entrance. Receipts for returned items are available upon request.

Renewals

  • 180 day loans can be renewed 5 times, unless requested by another borrower
  • 30 day loans can be renewed twice, unless requested by another borrower
  • Videos are non-renewable

Renewals may be requested in person, by phone or online. Any item that has reached its renewal limit, must be brought to the library. If the items have not been renewed, contact the Stamford Library Services Desk at (203) 251-8500.

Requesting Online Renewals:

  1. Go to www.lib.uconn.edu.
  2. Click on Homer, the library catalog.
  3. Click on Renew Books / View Account.
  4. Enter your NetID and Password.(Community Borrowers should enter their 14-digit card number)
  5. Click on Login.
  6. Click on Renew Items.

The new due date will appear in the right column of the page under Renewal Status.


Library Notices and Billing Information

Notices

Reminder notices are sent seven (7) days prior to the item coming due. Only one reminder notice is sent. If the item(s) are not returned or renewed by the due date, an overdue notice is sent. All library circulation notices are distributed via email to your University email account.

The University has partnered with Google Apps for Education for its e-mail system. See the Google Apps @ UConn site for more information. You will need to use your NetID to log in ( http://netid.uconn.edu). If you use an email address other than the University email address, you need to forward your UConn email to your non-University email address.

Replacement Charges

Long overdue books are billed at $95 per item plus a $15 nonrefundable late return/billing fee. The $95 replacement cost is refundable, if the item is returned within one year of the billing date.

Recalled Items

Overdue recalled books are charged $5.00 a day/item; maximum of $50.

Payment of Charges

Bills for library charges are issued by and paid at the University Bursar's Office. Payments may be made in person during regular business hours or by mail. Checks are payable to: University of Connecticut. No payments are accepted at the library. Library charges for students appear on the next semester's fee bill. Charges must be paid in full before registration is permitted and official transcripts can be issued.

Students can make payments for their library fines at their campus Bursar's office. Faculty, Staff and Community Borrowers need to send their payments to: University of Connecticut -Accounting Office, 343 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269-2074

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

Privileges are automatically suspended when a borrower:

  • Has one overdue recalled book
  • Has reached the charged book limit
  • Has an expired record

A suspension is automatically lifted when the condition causing it is rectified.

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Journals

Journals do not circulate outside the Library. Holds may not be placed on journals. A photocopier is located on the first floor of the Library.

InterLibrary Loan: If you need articles that are unavailable from our library subscription databases, please use ILLiad to place your requests for the full-text document.

Community Borrowers and Alumni Information

If you are Connecticut resident, you may apply for a Community Borrower card from the University of Connecticut Libraries. You must present proof of residency. The Community Borrower program allows privileges to CT residents to borrow books from the Storrs and Regional Campus Libraries only. The Community Borrower library-issued card is valid for one year and does NOT provide off-campus access to UConn's electronic subscription resources (e.g., databases,ejournals or ebooks).

Recent UConn graduates may still be in the system and able to borrow materials for a few weeks, but otherwise there are no other privileges for alumni, except as mentioned above.

Policy on Confidentiality of Library Patron File

The identity of the borrower or requestor of a library item and the information contained in individual
Circulation System patron records are confidential as mandated by State of Connecticut Public Act #76-421.

Such information is maintained in computerized files in order to enable Circulation Services to conduct its normal business:

  • Maintenance of information on the location and availability of library materials
  • Compilation of general usage statistics in respect to both collections and services
  • Mailing of notices, resolution of problems, collection of fines and bills for replacement
  • Determination of patron eligibility to borrow library materials

Access to an individual’s record is available to:

  • The individual patron represented in the record
  • Circulation and Reserve Services Staff and Staff Assistants, and Interlibrary Loan staff in the performance of their assigned responsibilities.

Access to individual records by any other party, including other library staff who have "no need to know," other University staff, other state or federal employees, or other library patrons, is prohibited.

In unusual circumstance, the Circulation/Reserve Staff member may act as an intermediary between the borrower and requestor of an item, but the identity of both the borrower and the requestor must be preserved at all times.

Circulation Services is committed to the protection of the right to privacy of all library patrons and the prevention of harassment by other borrowers.

 

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Updated November 2013