Types of Users, Items, and Loan Periods

Library User Material Type Loan Period Overdue Fines Max Items Renewable

CSU Students

CSU Staff

Books, South Carolina Room Books, and Government Documents 21 days $0.10 per day 10 once
Leisure Reading Books 21 days $0.10 per day 2 no
Juvenile Books and Curriculum Books 7 days $0.10 per day 5 once
Videotapes and DVDs 2 hours ; must be used in the library none 1 once
Leisure Collection DVDs (students only) 3 days $1.00 per day 1 once
Audiotapes and CDs 7 days $0.25 per day 3 no
Reserve Items most 2 hrs; some 3 or 7 days $1.00 per day 4 no
Kindle eReader 14 days $5.00 per day 1 no

CSU Faculty

CSU Emeritus Faculty

Books, South Carolina Room Books, and Government Documents 120 days none 25 once
Leisure Reading 21 days none 2 no
Juvenile Books and Curriculum Books 7 days none 5 once
Audiotapes, and CDs 7 days none 5 once
Videotapes and DVD's 7 days none 5 once

PASCAL Visiting Patrons

Charleston School of Law students

Books and Government Documents 21 days depends on policy at patron's library 3 once

CSU Alumni

CSU Board of Trustees

CSU Board of Visitors

Students in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Extension Program (attending classes on the CSU campus)

Teacher Cadets (high school students enrolled in one CSU education course)

Area Baptist ministers

Books, South Carolina Room Books, and Government Documents 14 days $0.10 per day 2 once

Friends of the CSU Library (currently limited to residents of The Elms of Charleston)

Books, South Carolina Room Books, and Government Documents 21 days $0.10 per day 2 once

Fines

Fines are imposed to insure that library items are returned promptly and are available for other library users. Fines continue to accrue each day an item is kept overdue, including holidays, so students are encouraged to return or renew library items before holiday periods. As a courtesy, the Library will send overdue notices, but it is the borrower's responsibility to return library items on or before the due date even if a notice is not received. Borrowers who owe fines will not be allowed to check out additional items until all fines are paid.

Renewing Library Items

Some items may be renewed for an additional loan period if the items are not overdue and if they have not been requested by another library user. Items may be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk or by calling 843-863-7938. Overdue items may be renewed if the fines are paid at the time of the renewal request.

Reserve Items

Reserve items are located at the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the Library. The loan periods for reserve items vary from two hours (not to leave the library) to a one week checkout period. The minimum fine for an overdue reserve item is $1.00 per day.

Lost or Damaged Items

When a library item becomes lost or damaged this should be reported promptly at the Circulation Desk so that any overdue fines will not continue to accrue. Students are encouraged to pay for lost or damaged items as soon as possible so replacement copies can be ordered. Payment must be made prior to the end of that semester, or a hold is placed on the student’s University Account.

When a library item has been paid for and then is found and returned within one year of being reported lost, the cost of the item and a portion of the processing fee will be refunded. The item must be returned in good condition. Fines are not refundable.

End of Semester Charges

All library items must be returned before the end of each semester and all replacement costs for lost or damaged items paid. Students will be charged for each library item not returned.

Students who fail to return library items by the end of the semester will have a hold placed on their University Account and will not be allowed to register or attend classes until the items are returned and all fines paid. Graduating students will not receive diplomas or transcripts until their holds are cleared.