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University Guests Circulation Policies
The Library welcomes and encourages University guests to use the Leatherby Libraries and its resources. University guests include visiting faculty or university/departmental guests.
Report any changes of address, telephone number, and/or any other information to ensure the accuracy of the library circulation record.
You are responsible for all items checked out on your library circulation record, including items checked out for others.
A receipt will be issued at the time of checkout indicating a due date for borrowed books. Please retain your receipt.
All library notifications are sent to your email address.
Any outstanding fines or overdue books will prevent you from renewing or borrowing.
Bookdrops are located outside of the building and inside the lobby of the Library for you convenience.
Please be aware of the posted library hours, changes in hours, or schedule variations. For updates of library hours please call (714) 532-7756 or check the Library website www.chapman.edu/library/info under Hours.
The 1974 Family Rights and Privacy Act, State of California Law, and California State Education Code prohibit revealing the name of any borrower who currently has an item checked out, as well as their borrowing record. This applies to all library users.
Items may be renewed on-line by going to the Leatherby Libraries website at www.chapman.edu/library and accessing your library circulation record or by calling the Circulation Department at (714) 532-7723. Items cannot be renewed if they have been placed on “hold” by another patron, have been recalled, or have reached a maximum renewal. You are charged with keeping track of all due dates when renewing on-line; only system posted due dates are valid. Print the screen with the new due date as your receipt.
Items needed for Course Reserve or requested by another patron may be recalled at any time. The due date for the recalled item will be revised to a new shorter loan period. The current borrower is assured of having the item for a minimum use period from the date of checkout, unless the book is needed for Course Reserve, in which case the item must be returned immediately. For each item recalled an e-mail notice is sent informing you of the new due date. It is your responsibility to return the item by its new due date.
Billing and Payments
You are responsible for all fines (overdue charges), processing fees (re-ordering and invoicing costs), and replacement fees (cost of book) which may result from overdue returns, damage to books, and lost or stolen books.
Checkout Times, Renewal Limits and Minimum Use Periods
Replacement charges for lost/damaged books are assessed as follows:
Cost of book + $20 processing fee + billing fee
Lost Item Refunds
In the event of the recovery and return of an item that has been paid for as a lost item, a refund may be issued for the cost of the item only. Processing and billing fees are not refundable. To receive a refund, the item must be undamaged and returned to the Circulation Department within 6 months from the original payment date. Items will be evaluated before a refund is granted. Refund checks can take up to 30 days to be issued.
Chapman University Leatherby Libraries
One University Drive Orange CA 92866