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Community Circulation Policies
The Library welcomes and encourages the community to use the Leatherby Libraries and its resources. A community library card is available to any Orange County resident that is at least 18 years of age, has a valid California Driver’s License or ID Card, and can show proof of current residence in Orange County.
Proof of residency will include a current Orange County address printed on the CA driver’s license/CA ID Card or by providing your CA driver’s license/CA ID Card along with a copy of a utility bill with your name and address matching your library registration information.
The cost of the community library card is $80.00 (cash only) and is valid for one year from the date of purchase. The card can be renewed for another year upon payment of the annual library card fee.
You must present your library card in order to borrow books. No substitutes will be accepted. Cards are not transferable. A replacement card must be obtained if lost or stolen.
Report any changes of address, telephone number, and/or other information to ensure the accuracy of your library circulation record.
You are responsible for all items checked out on your library circulation record, including items checked out for others.
You may have a maximum of 10 books checked out from the circulating collection. No audio/visual.
A receipt will be issued at the time of checkout indicating a due date for borrowed books. Please retain your receipt.
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 your convenience.
Books may be renewed on-line by going to the Leatherby Library website at www.chapman.edu/library and accessing your library circulation record or by telephone by calling the Circulation Department at (714) 532-7723. Books cannot be renewed if they have been placed on “hold” by another patron, have been recalled, or have reached a maximum renewal. Patrons 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 and the word “RENEWED” for verification.
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 & Information.
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.
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.
Checkout Times and Renewal Limits
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