Check-out Procedures

Allen ID required to check out library materials!

Books

Present your Allen ID card to the library staff at the circulation desk. The circulation system requires all patrons to present an Allen ID in order to check out library materials. Library staff will scan the ID to locate the patron name in the computer system. Once the patron’s name is located, library staff will scan the barcode on each library material and check it out to the patron. Library staff will provide patrons with a date due slip with each material checked out that has the date the material must be returned to the library stamped on it. Books checked out of Barrett Library (Allen College) may be checked out for 3 weeks with 1 renewal.

Video/Kits

Present your Allen ID card to the library staff at the circulation desk. The circulation system requires all patrons to present an Allen ID in order to check out library materials. Library staff will scan the ID to locate the patron name in the computer system. Once the patron’s name is located, library staff will scan the barcode on each library material and check it out to the patron. Library staff will provide patrons with a date due slip with each material checked out that has the date the material must be returned to the library stamped on it. Video/Kits may be checked out for 1 week with 1 renewal. Videotapes located in the Video Reserve section may not be checked out. Reserve videos may be viewed in a classroom at Allen College for group viewing if the library staff grants permission.

CD-Rom's

Present your Allen ID card to the library staff at the circulation desk. The circulation system requires all patrons to present an Allen ID in order to check out library materials. Library staff will scan the ID to locate the patron name in the computer system. Once the patron’s name is located, library staff will scan the barcode on each library material and check it out to the patron. Library staff will provide patrons with a date due slip with each material checked out that has the date the material must be returned to the library stamped on it. CD-Rom's may be checked out for 1 day with no renewal. CD-Rom's are located behind circulation desk, you may ask library staff to find them.

Reference/Historical Materials

Present your Allen ID card to the library staff at the circulation desk. The circulation system requires all patrons to present an Allen ID in order to check out library materials. Library staff will scan the ID to locate the patron name in the computer system. Once the patron’s name is located, library staff will scan the barcode on each library material and check it out to the patron. Library staff will provide patrons with a date due slip with each material checked out that has the date the material must be returned to the library stamped on it. Reference/Historical Materials checked out of Barrett Library (Allen College) may be checked out for 1 day with no renewal.

Journals

Journals should not be removed from Barrett Library for any reason (Exemptions are granted to faculty members for copying purposes)

Reserve

Items on reserve are noncirculating items to be viewed, read, or photocopied within the physical space of Barrett Library. The videotape policy contains an exception to this general rule.

Checkout of Library Materials

Allen ID required to check out library materials!
Checkout time period:

  • Books                         3 weeks, with 1 renewal
  • Video/Kits                 1 week, with 1 renewal
  • CD-Rom's                   1 day, no renewal 
  • Reference Materials 1 day, no renewal
  • Historical Books       1 day, no renewal

A renewal can be recalled and must be returned to the library within 2 days for notification. Failure to return item in a timely manner will result in a fine.

Fines for overdue
Book                        $0.25/day
Video/Kit                $1.00/day
CD-Rom                  $5.00/day
Reference material $5.00/day
Historical Book      $5.00/day.

Lost Material Replacement Cost

Students must pay the cost of replacement for any lost library materials. Materials not returned or fines not paid will result in a hold being placed on your student records and the loss of library privileges. Materials not returned within 2 months of being recalled will be considered lost and you will be charged for the replacement of the item.

Check Out Procedure

Present your Allen ID card to the library staff at the circulation desk. The circulation system requires all patrons to present an Allen ID in order to check out library materials. Library staff will scan the ID to locate the patron name in the computer system. Once the patron’s name is located, library staff will scan the barcode on each library material and check it out to the patron. Library staff will provide patrons with a date due slip with each material checked out that has the date the material must be returned to the library stamped on it.

Check In Procedure

Return library materials either to the drop box next to the circulation desk or the drop box located in the computer lab. Do not assume materials placed on the circulation desk will be checked in.