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Library General Information: Students

policies and useful resources for library users

Circulation Policies

The following information is about loan periods and overdue fines for the various types of library materials, broken down by the type of library borrower.

If you are currently not a student or employee of Denison University but would like to use the library, please inquire at the Circulation Desk about borrowing privileges or contact Pam Magelaner. See the section for Other Borrowers from the tabs above.

Books & Government Documents:

  • Denison items: 21 days w/ up to 6 renewals
  • Note: New York Times Bestsellers may only be renewed ONCE
  • CONSORT items: 21 days w/ up to 6 renewals
  • OhioLINK items: 21 days w/ up to 6 renewals

Lockers: All students can check-out a locker key for a semester in the library.

Periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers): Ask at Circulation or Learning Commons Desk

Sound Recordings (CD):

  • Denison items: 21 days w/ up to 2 renewals
  • CONSORT items: do not circulate
  • OhioLINK items: 7 days w/ 3 renewals

Video Recordings (DVD & VHS):

  • Denison items: 7 days w/ 3 renewals
  • CONSORT items: 7 days w/ 3 renewals
  • OhioLINK items: 7 days w/ 3 renewals

Media Equipment:

  • Library Loaner Laptops: Library use ONLY 2 hours w/ NO renewals
  • Digital Audio Recorders: 7 days w/NO renewals
  • Digital Still Cameras, Digital Video Cameras, Portable Stereos, Tripods, Cardiod Microphones, Overhead Projectors, Screens & Power Adapters: 2 days w/ NO renewals Must be returned by closing on the due date
  • Students may NOT borrow digital projectors, "Roadie" kits (computer/projector), laptops (except Library Loaner Laptops)

Reference & Special Collection Materials: These items DO NOT CIRCULATE. Ask at Reference or Circulation for a special exception, 1-day loan.

Overdue Fines & Replacement Costs: The library does not collect overdue fines or replacement charges. All fees must be paid at the University Cashier's Office on the 1st Floor of the Doane Administration Building.

  • Books & Government Documents: $.50/day
  • Sound Recordings: $.50/day
  • Video Recordings: $.50/day
  • Media Equipment: $25.00/day
  • Reserve Materials (in-library use & overnight): $1.00/hour
  • Reserve Materials (3-day): $10.00/day

Replacement Costs:

  • $125 per item for books, cds, and videos  (some very expensive items may be replacement cost)
  • Media Equipment: Actual item cost
  • Locker Keys: $20.00 each
  • Locks: $40.00 each

Under Sec. 2935.041 of the Ohio Revised Code, a person suspected of theft or mutilation of library materials may be detained by a library staff member, either to recover the property or to wait until proper authorities arrive on site. Mutilation of library materials is handled on a case-by-case basis.

Senior/Semester Research Students

Same as other students with the following exceptions:

Books & Government Documents:

  • Denison items: entire academic year
  • CONSORT items: entire semester w/ 1 renewal

Desks in the library are available for Seniors doing research to reserve for a semester. They may be renewed for a second semester if the student is doing research for the year.

Under Sec. 2935.041 of the Ohio Revised Code, a person suspected of theft or mutilation of library materials may be detained by a library staff member, either to recover the property or to wait until proper authorities arrive on site. Mutilation of library materials is handled on a case-by-case basis.

Floor Guide

Location of Books by Call Number

CALL NUMBERS:FLOOR #:
A - F 6
G - N 5
M (musical scores) Presidents Room (3rd Floor)
ML Music Reading Room (5th Floor)
Oversized N Fine Arts Reading Room (5th Floor)
P 4
Q - Z 1

Location of Oversized Books

CALL NUMBERS:FLOOR #:
A - F 6 A/B
G - M (except scores) 5 A/B
N Fine Arts Reading Room (5th Floor)
P 4 A/B
Q - Z 1B

Denison University Libraries, 400 West Loop, Granville, Ohio 43023
Phone: 740-587-6235, email: reference@denison.edu
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