Borrow, Renew, Return

Identification

All library patrons must present a valid photo-identification card to access the collections.   Andrews University faculty, staff, and students must present their current Andrews ID at the Circulation Desk, in order to borrow materials. Community members must present a library ID or register, if not a member. ID cards are not transferable.

Patron Responsibilities

  • The patron is responsible for all items checked out on his ID card whether or not the patron received or read notices.
  • Patrons are liable for all items checked out on their ID whether or not they actually do the checkout themselves or that they lend their cards to others.
  • Report lost ID card immediately to the Library's Circulation desk.
  • Patrons must be alert of the status of their library count and constantly monitor due dates or recall notices and return library materials accordingly.
  • Patrons must keep library materials in good condition and protect them from damage or theft.  They are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of items if damaged or lost;
  • Patrons are responsible for returning the materials they borrow by the due date. As a courtesy reminder, notices are sent to patrons before material becomes overdue, and when they are overdue.

Borrowing Privileges

The following may borrow items from the library:

  • Andrews University Faculty, Staff, Students and alumni, Community Borrowers, Faculty and from Faculty and students from libraries with reciprocal borrowing agreements with James White Library.

Loan Periods/Renewal/Fines

Undergraduates: 

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

50

3 Weeks

2

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

3 Days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

3 Weeks

1

$1.00/day/item

Bound Periodicals

2

1 Day

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CIC

3

3 Days

1

$1.00/day/item

Reserves

1

2-4 hours

No Renewals

$1.00/day/item


Graduates: 

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

100 Masters

250 Doctoral

3 Months

2

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

3 Days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

3 Weeks

1

$1.00/day/item

Bound Periodicals

2

1 Day

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CIC

3

3 Days

1

$1.00/day/item

Reserves

1

2-4 hours

No Renewals

$1.00/day/item


Doctoral Students: 

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

250

3 Months

1

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

3 Days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

3 Weeks

1

$1.00/day/item

Bound Periodicals

2

1 Day

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CIC

3

3 Days

1

$1.00/day/item

Reserves

1

2-4 hours

No Renewals

$1.00/day/item


Faculty:

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

250

6 Months

1

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

3 Days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

3 Weeks

1

$1.00/day/item

Bound Periodicals

2

1 Day

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CIC

3

3 Days

1

$1.00/day/item

Reserves

1

2-4 hours

No Renewals

$1.00/day/ite


Distance Education Students:

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

50/week

16 Weeks

2

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

16 Weeks

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

16 Weeks

1

$1.00/day


Staff, Children and Spouses of Faculty and Staff:

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

25

3 Weeks

2

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

3 Days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

3 Weeks

1

$1.00/day/item


Spouses and Children of Faculty and Staff:

  • Parent must be currently employed by Andrews University
  • Parent must be present and provide Andrews University ID when setting up library accounts for members of their household.
  • Membership fee: $1.00
  • Library membership is valid for one year but renewable.

Community Patrons:

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

25

3 Weeks

2

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

3 Days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

3 Weeks

1

$1.00/day/item


Visiting Scholar:

Visiting scholars have an official affiliation to a department of Andrews University. Information about such scholars are provided by the Office of the Provost. Their information is uploaded into the system, and they automatically enjoy faculty unlimited borrowing privileges.

Guest Scholar:

Scholars who do not have an official affiliation to a department of Andrews University are regarded as Guest Scholars and may visit the library and have on-site access to services and resources including electronic databases. To qualify for borrowing privileges, complete the Guest Scholar Application Form and present a current photo ID and a valid university ID of your affiliated institution in person at the main Circulation Desk.   You will be issued a borrowing card that is valid for 30 days. This patron category has no off-campus access to electronic resources.

Types of material that can be borrowed:

  • • General circulating collection
  • • Media resources materials

Resources

Limit

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

25

3 Weeks

No Renewal

$0.50/day/item

DVD

3

3 Days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

CDs

3

3 days

No Renewal

$1.00/day/item

 

Membership

Membership is open to all individuals, and corporate entities. Any community member who desires to borrow materials from the James White Library may apply for a library card at the main Circulation desk and pay the required annual membership fee as stipulated below: 

User Group

Application Fee

AU Alumni and attended students

Free

AU board members

Free

Workers from the Lake Union Conference  office

Free

AU "Fellows", "Associates", and "Sponsors"

Free

Adjunct faculty as requested by academic departments

Free

Former faculty/staff of Andrews University

Free

SDA workers on sustentation in the community (e.g. SDA missionary in the community, other SDA workers temporarily in the community, etc.)

Free

Spouse/parent/child of current AU student

$1.00

Spouse/child of current AU faculty or staff

$1:00

Local Librarian

Free

Senior citizens of the community

$17.50

Ministers and educators of the community

$17.50

General community members

$35.00

 

Consortium Partnerships

ATLA Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program and OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
James White Library participates in the reciprocal borrowing agreements that allow our students, faculty, and staff in-person borrowing privileges at participating college and university libraries. Reciprocally other participating libraries have the privilege to in-person borrowing from our library. 

Borrowing Regulations

  • A maximum of 10 books
  • Loan Period: 3 weeks
  • Fines: $0.50/day/item
  • Recall: Subject to recall. Borrowers have one week to return items

Recall

If a patron has checked out an item that you need, you may recall it for your use. All materials are subject to recall by the library after the current user has had the material for 21 days. When a library material is recalled, the computer generates a recall notice with a new due date and sends it to the current borrower. The current borrower has to return the item by the new due date.  An overdue fine of $1.00 per day per item is charged when recalled items are not returned on time.  

Renew Materials 

You may renew your materials online using “MyAccount” or in person at the Circulation desk 

Return

All library materials may be returned to the book drop at the Circulation desk or those located outside of the Library. They may also be returned personally at the Circulation desk. However, Course Reserves must be turned in to a person at the Circulation desk.

Lost Book Fees

A patron who has lost a library item will be charged for the replacement of the lost item. The patron has two options:

  • Pay the lost book fee  of $120; or
  • Replace the item with the updated edition and pay $20 processing fee.