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Borrowing Policies : Home

Borrowing Overview

TIU Community

Students, staff, and faculty can use their TIU ID card to borrow materials from the library.

Partner Schools

Anyone belonging to schools who are part of IShare, Atla Reciprocal Borrowers, or ACTS may use their institution’s ID card to borrow materials from the library.

Courtesy and Visitors

Courtesy cards are complementary for alumni, spouses of students, full-time pastors, Vernon Area Public Library card-holders, and other categories as approved. Individuals who do not fall into one of these categories but who live within 60 miles of campus may purchase a visitor card for an annual fee of $25.00. Courtesy and visitor patrons are welcome to check out material from Rolfing Library, but are not allowed to request items through IShare or WorldShare. To receive a courtesy or visitor card, please visit the circulation desk.  

For any questions or concerns regarding borrowing, please email circ@tiu.edu.                                                       

Loan Periods


 

Undergrad and

Masters Students

Faculty, Staff, and

Doctoral Students

Partner Schools Visitor and Courtesy 
Books 1 Months (3 renewals) 3 Months (2 Renewals) 1 Month (3 Renewals)  1 Month (3 Renewals) 
New Books 21 Days (no renewals) 21 Days (no renewals) 21 Days (no renewals)* 21 Days (no renewals)
Reference Books In-library use only  In-library use only  In-library use only In-library use only
Display Books 21 Days (3 renewals) 21 Days (3 renewals)  21 Days (3 renewals)  21 Days (3 renewals) 
Faculty Authors Books 21 Days (3 renewals) 21 Days (3 renewals) 21 Days (3 renewals) 21 Days (3 renewals)
Media 14 Days (1 renewal) 14 Days (1 renewal) 14 Days (1 renewal) 14 Days (1 renewal) 
New Media 7 Days (no renewal)  7 Days (no renewal) 7 Days (no renewal)* 7 Days (no renewal) 
Journals In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only
Reserve Items 4 hour in-library use only 4 hour in-library use only  4 hour in-library use only 4 hour in-library use only 
Item Limit 100 items 100 items No limit 50 items for courtesy patrons,
10 items for visitors

* Items cannot be requested through IShare but can be checked out at Rolfing Library.  

WorldShare due dates and renewals are handled through your WorldShare account. For any questions regarding WorldShare items, please email ill@tiu.edu. 

Fines and Fees

Once an item is 45 days overdue, it is considered lost. You will be billed a $100 replacement fee and your library account will be blocked. If an item is truly lost, please contact circ@tiu.edu to see about replacement options. To pay fees online, please fill out this form

For lost IShare books, please contact the lending library directly. Contact information for each IShare school can be found here