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Loan Periods

Borrowing Services

Loan rules:

Our current rules for borrowing all our materials can be found in the links above. This includes rules for Hiram College Library materials as well as OhioLINK (which have slightly different rules) and SearchOHIO rules. If you have any questions about our loan rules please contact us.

We send you notices in email!

Strictly as a courtesy, the library has set up its system to automatically send emails to your Hiram email account.  The system is set up to send a courtesy notice shortly before items are due, one day after they are due, and fifteen days after they are due.  Replacement bills are also sent by email. If you cannot locate emails that we are sending please check your junk box in Outlook.

Blocks on Your Library Account 

All non-faculty library accounts will be blocked once it accrues $25 or more in fines or fees.  This will prevent you from borrowing books from Hiram College or through OhioLINK.  The block is removed when the fees charged are less than $25.

Faculty accounts will be blocked once it accrues 100$ or more in fines or fees.

Other Rules

We also have other materials you may borrow that you may be unaware of such as Board GamesLaptopsDry Erase Marker Sets, and VHS players. Additionally you can use the facilities at the library. For more information Check out our Electronics, Games, and Classroom materials page. If you are interested in our facilities we have an Important Spaces at the Library page as well.

Hiram College Library Materials Rules

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 28 days 2 28 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Laptops** 2 hours 1 2 hours $5.00 per hour 24 hours $1,500.00
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Wireless laptops may be checked out for use within the building.  If you need a laptop for an extended period and for use outside the building, please contact the Center for Educational Technology.  A power cord may also be checked out with the laptop and power cords have the same basic circulation rules, except the replacement fee is $70.00.

 

OhioLINK Materials Rules

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an a book through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Books.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Hiram College Library Materials Rules

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 178 days 1 178 days $0 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0 30 $62.50*
Laptops** 2 hours 1 2 hours $5.00 per hour 24 hours $1,500.00
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Wireless laptops may be checked out for use within the building.  If you need a laptop for an extended period and for use outside the building, please contact the Center for Educational Technology.  A power cord may also be checked out with the laptop and power cords have the same basic circulation rules, except the replacement fee is $70.00.

 

OhioLINK Materials Rules

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 42 days 6* 42 days $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an a book through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Books.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Hiram College Library Materials Rules

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 28 days 2 28 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Laptops** 2 hours 1 2 hours $5.00 per hour 24 hours $1,500.00
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Wireless laptops may be checked out for use within the building.  If you need a laptop for an extended period and for use outside the building, please contact the Center for Educational Technology.  A power cord may also be checked out with the laptop and power cords have the same basic circulation rules, except the replacement fee is $70.00.

 

OhioLINK Materials Rules

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an a book through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Books.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Hiram College Library Materials Rules

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 42 days 2 42 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Laptops** 2 hours 1 2 hours $5.00 per hour 24 hours $1,500.00
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Wireless laptops may be checked out for use within the building.  If you need a laptop for an extended period and for use outside the building, please contact the Center for Educational Technology.  A power cord may also be checked out with the laptop and power cords have the same basic circulation rules, except the replacement fee is $70.00.


OhioLINK Materials Rules

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibraryLoan Rules

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an a book through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Books

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.

If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Hiram College Library Materials Rules

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 28 days 2 28 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Wireless laptops may be checked out for use within the building.  If you need a laptop for an extended period and for use outside the building, please contact the Center for Educational Technology.  A power cord may also be checked out with the laptop and power cords have the same basic circulation rules, except the replacement fee is $70.00.

 

OhioLINK Materials Rules

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 4* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an a book through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form for Books.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

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