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Last Updated: Aug 13, 2014 URL: http://libguides.csufresno.edu/librarypolicies Print Guide

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Undergraduate Loan Policies

Your campus-issued photo ID (Fresno State KeyCard) is required for all transactions.

Loan Periods

• 28 days for most books, scores, Teacher Resource Center and Government Information items.
• 2 hours, 1 or 3 days for Course Reserves items;
• 2 hours or 3 days for Music & Media Reserves
• 4 hours for Dell or Macbook Pro laptops
• Semester loan for Linux laptops
• 7 days for all periodicals and Flip cameras; Music & Media DVDs audio cassettes, CDs, and videos
• 3 days for reference items
• 21 days for items borrowed through Link+
• 2 hours for Group, Graduate, and Individual Study Rooms
• Laptops and headphones are due back before the close of business each day.

Renewals and Recalls

Renew most books online or in person at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor.
• Overdue items must be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk.
• Recalled items may not be renewed.
• Books recalled by another patron must be returned within 10 days.
• You will be notified of the recall at your Fresno State e-mail address.

Maximum Number of Items

• 50 total items
• 15 outstanding requests

Interlibrary Loan

Link+ is a quick and easy way to request items not available here from other participating libraries.
• The items are delivered to the 1st floor Circulation desk for checkout.
• We offer Interlibrary Loan services for items unavailable through the Library or Link+

Fees and Charges

Fees may be paid at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order.  For more information, please call 559-278-2551.

Overdue Materials
$0.25 fine per day per item for the following:

• Books, Teacher Resource Center, Music scores, Maps, Government Documents
Overdue fines for late-returned recalled items increase to $1 per day.

$1 per day per item for the following:

• Overdue recalled books and bound periodicals,
• Books borrowed from other libraries,
• Reserve 1 and 3 day loans; Music & Media audio cassettes, compact discs, DVDs, and videos,
• Current periodicals, Flip ultra HD Cameras

$1 per hour per item for the following:

• 2 hour Course and Music & Media Reserves
• Laptop adapters and bags
• Group and Individual Study Rooms

$10 per hour: Dell and Macbook Pro Laptops

$10 per day:  Linux Laptops

Lost or Damaged Items:

• Cost of item + $10 processing fee + $10 late fee for Madden Library material
• $115 or higher for books borrowed from other libraries

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Graduate and Honors Student Loan Policies

Your campus-issued photo ID (Fresno State KeyCard) is required for all transactions.

Loan Periods

• Semester due date for most books, scores, and Government Information items
• 28 days for Teacher Resource Center items
• 2 hours, 1 or 3 days for Course Reserves items
• 2 hours or 3 days for Music & Media Reserves
• 4 hours for Dell or Macbook Pro laptops
• Semester loan for Linux laptops
• 7 days for all periodicals; Flip  cameras; Music & Media DVDs, audio cassettes, CDs, and videos
• 3 days for reference items
• 21 days for items borrowed from other libraries through Link+
• 2 hours for Study Rooms
• Laptops and headphones (from Music & Media and laptop area) are due back before the close of business each day

Renewals and Recalls

• You may renew most books online or in person at the Circulation Desk, 1st floor.
• Overdue items must be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk.
• Recalled items may not be renewed.
• Books recalled by another patron must be returned within 10 days.
• You will be notified of the recall at your Fresno State e-mail address.

Maximum Number of Items

• 100 total items
• 25 outstanding requests

Interlibrary Loan

Link+ is a quick and easy way to request items not available at the Library from other participating libraries.
• The items are delivered to the 1st floor Circulation desk for checkout.
• We offer Interlibrary Loan services for items unavailable through the Library or Link+

Fees and Charges

Fees may be paid at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order.  For more information, please call 559-278-2551.

Overdue Materials
$0.25 fine per day per item for the following:

• Books, Music scores, Maps, Teacher Resource Center and Government Information items
Overdue fines for late-returned recalled items increase to $1 per day.

$1 per day per item for the following:

• Overdue recalled books and bound periodicals,
• Books borrowed from other libraries,
• Reserve 1 and 3 day loans; Music & Media audio cassettes, compact discs, DVDs, and videos,
• Current Periodicals, Flip ultra HD Cameras

$1 per hour per item for the following:

• 2 hour Course and Music & Media Reserves
• Laptop adapters and bags
• Group and Individual Study Rooms

$10 per day: Linux Laptops

$10 per hour:  Dell and Macbook Pro Laptops

Lost or Damaged Items:

• Cost of item + $10 processing fee + $10 late fee for lost Madden Library material
• $115 or higher for books borrowed from other libraries

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Faculty & Staff Loan Policies

Your campus-issued photo ID (Fresno State KeyCard) is required for all transactions.

Loan Periods

• Semester due date for most books, scores, and Government Information items
28 days for Teacher Resource Center items, and Music & Media CDs and audio cassettes
• Semester due date for laptops for faculty
• 7 days for "Events & Programs" laptops for faculty and staff
• 7 days for all periodicals, Music & Media DVDs, and videos
• 3 days for reference items
21 days for items borrowed from other libraries through Link+

Renewals and Recalls
You will be sent a list of outstanding books at the end of each semester. You may renew books online, via e-mail or in person at the Circulation Desk, 1st Floor. Recalled items may not be renewed.  Contracted faculty: the Circulation Department must receive verification of continuing privilege prior to renewal.

Books recalled by another patron must be returned within 10 days. You will be notified of the recall at your Fresno State e-mail address.

Maximum Number of Items

• 200 total items
• 25 outstanding requests

Interlibrary Loan

Link+ is a quick and easy way to request items not available at the Madden Library from other participating libraries.
• The items are delivered to the 1st floor Circulation desk for checkout.
• We offer Interlibrary Loan services for items unavailable through the Library or Link+

Lost or Damaged Items

Fees may be paid at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order.  For more information, please call 559-278-2551.

• Cost of item + $10 processing fee + $10 late fee for lost Madden Library material
• $115 or higher for books borrowed from other libraries

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Associate (Community) Borrower Policies

Privileges

Associate cards allow non-affiliated community members the ability to check out library materials and access the campus wireless network.  Cards are issued on request to eligible community members. 

Eligibility

All California residents who are 18 years or older are eligible to purchase an Associates card from the Madden Library. Applicants must produce a current California driver's license or California identification card, and be willing to provide a Social Security number.

Cost

The cost for each card is:

Associates: $50.00 (1-year), $35.00 (6-months)
Fresno State Alumni: $35.00 (1-year), $25 (6-months)

Corporations:  $50-$150 (1-year)

Corporations may purchase one Associates borrower card to be issued in the name of the corporation for $50.00 (employees must present proof of employment and the card to borrow books). Alternatively, corporations may purchase four individual cards in the names of the individuals or three individual cards and one corporate card for $150.00.

The person to whom the card is issued is responsible for any books borrowed using that card until the loss of the card is reported. 

Select groups are eligible to receive a free Associates card including: 

• Spouses & domestic partners of current and retired faculty & staff
• Recent Fresno State graduates (1 year only)
• Life members of Fresno State Alumni Association
• Students at colleges with reciprocal borrowing or guarantee arrangements
• UC and community college faculty
• Employees of California Department of Fish and Wildlife
• Employees of US Forest Service or California Department of Forestry

Checking Out Library Materials

Your library-issued Associates card and a picture ID are required for all transactions.
Associates may have up to 10 items checked out at any given time.

Loan Periods

• 28 days for most books, scores, Teacher Resource Center materials and government documents
• 7 days for all periodicals; Music & Media DVDs, audio cassettes, CDs and videos
• 3 days for reference items

 Renewals & Recalls

Renew most books online or in person at the Circulation Desk, 1st Floor.
• Overdue items must be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk.
• Music & Media DVDs, audio cassettes, compact discs and videos cannot be renewed.
• Books recalled by another patron must be returned within 10 days.  Recalled items may not be renewed.

Fees & Charges

Fees may be paid at the Circulation Desk in the library using credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check or money order.  For more information, please call 559-278-2551.

Overdue Materials

$0.25 fine per day per item for the following:

• Books
• Teacher Resource Center materials and government documents
• Music scores
• Maps

$1.00 per day per item for the following:

• Overdue recalled books
• Periodicals
• Music & Media DVDs, audio cassettes, compact discs and videos

Lost or Damaged Items

• Cost of the item plus $10 processing fees plus $10 late fees.
• Any fines, fees, or charges that are unpaid for a lengthy period of time will be referred to the California Franchise Tax Board to be recovered by means of a tax offset.

 

Public School Teachers (K-12)

Eligibility

Full-time, certified K-12 public school teachers are eligible for a free Teachers Borrower's Card
To apply, applicants must provide:

  1. a current school identification card.
  2. a current California's driver's license or California identification card.
  3. their Social Security number.

Maximum Number of Items

30 items total  Up to 5 items from each of the following: Madden Library general collection; Teacher Resource Center (TRC) media and hands on collection (models, artifacts, kits, games, etc.); TRC teacher tools collection (AVerVision document camera, Califone listening center, laptop speaker, recording equipment, etc.); Music & Media; Maps; and Government Information.

Up to 20 items from the TRC general collection.

Loan Period

• 28 days for the general collection and TRC materials; loan periods for other materials may vary.
• Material requested by another patron may be recalled from a borrower at any time.

Renewals

After establishing an account at https://iii.lib.csufresno.edu/patroninfo  items can be renewed through the Library's website at http://www.csufresno.edu/library.
Materials may also be brought to the Circulation Desk for renewal.

Lost Card/Address Change
Please notify the Library's Circulation Department (278-2551) of a change of address or a lost card.
You are responsible for any materials borrowed with your card until the loss of the card is reported.

More information is available in the Free Borrowers Cards for Public School Teachers  brochure.

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