In order to make materials accessible to patrons as needed, the Owensboro Community & Technical College Library has adopted the following circulation policies:
A valid driver’s license or other picture identification as approved by the librarian must be presented at the circulation desk to obtain a student ID/library card (students also need to provide a current semester class schedule). Materials may be borrowed by the following persons:
Materials for In-library Use Only
Reference books, periodicals, some course reserves, and some videorecordings are restricted to in-library use only. A copy machine is available with a small per page fee; compliance with current copyright law is the responsibility of the user. A TV and DVD player is available for viewing non-circulating videorecordings.
All borrowers must agree to abide by the Library’s policies, including acceptance of responsibility for overdue and replacement charges.
Borrowing Privileges with Other Libraries
In addition to the above privileges, OCTC students and faculty may check out materials from libraries with which OCTC has reciprocal borrowing agreements—Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan College. Students who borrow from these schools must abide by their circulation policies. If the local libraries have been searched and needed information has not been found, materials may be borrowed from other Kentucky or United States libraries (see Interlibrary Loan Policies at the end of this document).
Service and Replacement Charges
Patrons will receive a date due slip for all materials when items are checked out. Failure to receive overdue notices does not exempt borrowers from responsibility for returning items on time or for charges levied if they are not. The following charges are incurred when items are not returned to the library by the date due.
If a patron feels he/she has been billed in error, he/she may ask at the Circulation Desk for a Fine Appeal form. The appeal will be referred to the Director of Library Services for resolution. Telephone or email address should be included for future communication.
Notify the Circulation Desk staff when you bring in a damaged book. Some minor damage is reparable by library staff. You will not be charged in that case. If the book cannot be repaired by staff but can be repaired by a binding service, you will only be charged for the actual cost of repair plus postage.
Restriction of Privileges
Any patron with overdue items and/or unpaid late fees or replacement charges (either at the OCTC libraries, at one of the reciprocal local libraries, or at another lending institution because of an interlibrary loan) will have his or her circulation privileges suspended and will not be able to register or obtain transcripts until the debt is cleared.
Interlibrary Loan Policies
All patrons must have a library card to request interlibrary loans.