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Circulation

Phone: 845 437-5760 E-mail: circulation@vassar.edu

Students

No fines for most overdue main library items. Exceptions include, but are not limited to recalls, dvd/vhs, keys, computer equipment, and Kindles.

  • Recalled items are $1.00 per day per item if not returned by the specified date.
  • Videos must be checked out and returned before closing or midnight at a Circulation Desk (whichever is earlier) on the date due.  Videos accrue a late fee of $2.00 per day.  If a video is on reserve for a class, the late fee is $1.00 per hour.
  • Keys: $1.00 per hour.
  • Computer equipment: Fines
  • Kindles: $1.00 per day.

Replacement Costs: after 3 overdue notices, you will be billed for the replacement cost of the item and a $10 processing fee per item.  Payment may be made at the circulation desk.  Every month, unpaid overdues and replacement bills will be transferred to Student Accounts for processing; once this is done, your account will be unblocked. 

Refunds:  Refunds or credits will be given for the replacement cost of materials if the item is returned within 6 months of the due date.  The $10 processing charge is non-refundable.

Summer Students and Authorized Summer Program Participants:  Borrowing privileges will be blocked if a patron owes any fees or has overdue items.  After 3 overdue notices, you will be billed for replacement costs. 

 

Faculty, Administrators, Language Interns, Faculty/Student Assistants, and Staff

 

No fines for overdue main library items except recall and dvd/vhs. 

  • Fines for recalled items are $1.00 per day per item if not returned by the specified date
  • Videos must be checked out and returned at a Circulation Desk before closing or midnight (whichever is earlier) on the date due.  Videos accrue a late fee of $5.00 per day.  if a video is on reserve for a class, the late fee is $1.00 per hour

 

Fees:  After 4 overdues, patrons will be sent a bill and borrowing privileges will be blocked.  Both bill and block are  automatically removed by the system when item is returned.

Guest Borrowers

Special and Alumnae Borrowers and Faculty/Staff Children:

Fines: 20 cents per day per item (an additional $1.00 per day per item for recalled material)

Fees: Borrowing privileges will be blocked after a 3-day grace period if item is not returned.   After 3 overdue notices, you will be billed for replacement costs.

Additional Policies

 

Lost Library Materials: If library material is lost, the patron under whose name it is checked out is responsible for paying for the item.

Damaged Materials: All library materials are assumed to be in good condition when borrowed unless poor condition is reported at that time.  Borrowers will be held responsible for any damage to library materials while in their possession, and may be subject to charges for replacement.

Interlibrary Loan policies

Reserve policies 

Music Library Policies

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