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Circulation Policy - Faculty

Checking Out Books, DVDs, etc.
Bring any items and your ID to the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library.
Loan periods for items to be checked out are:
ItemLoan Period
BooksAcademic Year
CDs & General Videos (DVDs & VHSs)End of Semester
SGA Collection Videos3 Days
Reserve MaterialsSee Reserve Types
Although books checked out to faculty are loaned for the entire school year, they should be returned as soon as possible when no longer needed.
There is no limit to the number of items borrowed.
Reference books and periodicals (including loose issues, bound volumes, and microforms) are for use only in the library. However, faculty may check out a particular issue for classroom use only, for 24 hours. Microfilm and microfiche require special reader/printers, and are thus for use only within the library.
Faculty members wishing to have students check out materials on their behalf throughout a school year should complete a Faculty Proxy form for each student assistant. Faculty can secure these forms at the circulation desk or via mail by contacting Suzanne Wilson at (704) 637-4448. The library will never charge materials to the record of a faculty or staff member without his or her approval.
You may see the items you have checked out and their due dates from your Library Account online.
Renewing Items
All materials on loan to continuing faculty are due at the end of each academic school year, with the exception of CDs and general videos which are due at the end of each semester. If desired, renewals by continuing faculty may be made at that time by calling (704)637-4448 during normal library hours.
Recalls and Holds on Checked Out Items
Faculty loans are always subject to recall after the normal 30-day checkout period if students or another faculty member needs the materials. Materials may be recalled immediately if needed for the reserve area.
A borrower may ask that a hold be placed on a needed item presently checked out to someone else. This reserves the book and prevents it from being renewed by the person who borrowed the item originally.
Faculty may request holds or recalls on items checked out to other users as need dictates. When a requested item becomes available, the faculty will be notified. Holds and recalls may be picked up at the circulation desk.
Returning Items
All materials are to be returned to the book return slot at the Circulation Desk. When the library is closed, materials may be returned to the Book drop chute located on the wall near the entrance to the Library.
Fines and Fees
Faculty do not accrue fines for overdue materials, however they are charged for lost materials. All books and documents on loan to continuing faculty are due at the end of each academic year. For faculty not continuing or faculty who are on temporary contracts, all materials are due no later than fifteen days after the end of the term of employment. If any materials are not returned by the above times, they will be presumed lost and will be billed from the Business Office.
Lost or Damaged Items
Lost or Damaged Materials Fee
Replacement cost of material ($25 minimum) + $25 processing fee + any accrued fine at the time the item was reported lost or damaged.
If the item is found and returned undamaged to the Library within six months, the replacement cost only will be refunded.
Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan service is available for books and journal articles that are not in the library's collection.
Videocassettes and DVDs for Classroom Use
The library has some videos and DVDs for classroom use. For video and DVDs not in the library’s collection, faculty may request that our interlibrary loan personnel secure the item via interlibrary loan. Faculty must be aware, however, that many libraries do not lend videos and DVDs. It is extremely important to return DVDs and videos from other libraries before or by the due date. Failure to return items could cause the library to lose its borrowing privileges.
The Interlibrary Loan Department has a print Catalog you may use to locate available titles or you may also search the State Library's video collection through its Online Catalog.
Borrowing Materials from Area Libraries (CAEC)
Catawba College is a member of the Charlotte Area Education Consortium. The CAEC cooperative program permits use of the library of any member institution by faculty of other member institutions for the purpose of supplementing the resources of his/her own library. This program is for borrowing privileges only; reference or other services are not included. For more information, see our CAEC page.
Computers are located on the main level of the library. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult who will assume full responsibility for determining appropriate internet usage and supervising that usage. The adult may not log the child on to the computer and leave the building. These workstations provide network access, Internet access, Microsoft Office Suite, and access to library databases.
Copying and Scanning
Photocopiers are available on the main floor of the library. Copies are 10 cents per page. Faculty may use their Catawba ID to pay for copies if there are funds in their General account. Faculty who wish to use their departmental copier code must contact Computer Services in order to have the code set up on the library photocopiers.
The copier also has scanning capabilities. There is no charge for scanning. All scans are sent via e-mail to Catawba e-mail addresses only. Instructions for scanning are posted above the copier.
Copying or scanning using library equipment must comply with Catawba College Photocopying Guidelines.
Group Study Space
There are six study rooms of various sizes available in the library for individuals or groups from 2 to 12. Five of them are located on the Mezzanine, and one large study room is located on the main floor near the Wentz Reading Room. To reserve group study space, contact Steve McKinzie at (704) 637-4449 or Suzanne Wilson at (704) 637-4448.
Media Viewing/Listening
Computers may be used to watch DVDs and listen to CDs. Headphones are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. The library also has a TV cart with a VHS player and DVD player in the study room on the main floor.
Fax Services
Fax services are available to Catawba faculty. Please check at the circulation desk for assistance with faxes. There is a $1.00 charge for faxes, which covers up to 10 pages. Each page beyond the 10th is 20 cents per page. International faxes are $3.00 for up to 3 pages.