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Other Circulation Policies

Loan (Checkout) Periods

Format

Checkout Period

Renewals  Item Limit
Books (In-house & Offsite PASCAL)

180 Days

Unlimited

500

Bound journals - Offsite (PASCAL)

7 days

One renewal only

5

Bound journals - In-house 2 days No 5
Unbound journals 2 days No 5
A/V materials (DVDs, CDs, etc)

7 days

One renewal only

5

Prospector books 21 days One renewal only 40
Prospector A/V  7 days One renewal only -
Interlibrary loans (ILLiad) Varies. Determined by lending library. One possible renewal at the discretion of the lending library -
Maps 14 days No -
Course reserves Set by Instructor: 2, 4, 24, or 72 hours

No

-

Format Checkout Period  Renewals Item Limit

Undergrads, Cont. Ed., Auditors

Books (in-house & offsite PASCAL)

 

 

28 Days

 

 

Unlimited

 

 

300

Grads, Cont. Ed. Grads

Books (in-house & offsite PASCAL)

 

180 days

 

Unlimited

 

300

Bound journals - offsite (PASCAL)

7 days

One renewal only

5

Bound journals - in-house 2 days No 5
Unbound journals 2 days No 5

A/V materials (DVDs, CDs, etc)

7 days

One renewal only

5

Prospector books

21 days

One renewal only

40

Prospector A/V 7 days No -

Interlibrary loans (ILLiad)

Varies. Determined by lending library 

One possible renewal, dependent on lending library

-

Maps 14 days No -

Course reserves

Set by Instructor: 2, 4, 24, or 72 hours

No

-

Format Checkout Period Renewals Item Limit
Books (in house & offsite PASCAL 90 days Unlimited 50

Bound journals - offsite (PASCAL)

7 days

One renewal only

5

Bound journals - in house 2 days No 5
Unbound journals 2 days No 5

A/V materials (DVDs, CDs, etc)

7 days

One renewal only

5

Prospector books 21 days One renewal only 40
Prospector A/V 7 days No -
Interlibrary loan (ILLiad) Varies. Determined by lending library  One possible renewal, dependent on lending library -
Maps 14 days No -

Course reserves

Set by Instructor: 2, 4, 24, or 72 hours

No

-

Format Checkout Period  Renewals Item Limit
Books (in-house & offsite PASCAL) 28 days  Unlimited 50

Bound journals - offsite (PASCAL)

7 days One renewal only

5

Bound journals - in-house 2 days No 5
Unbound journals 2 days No 5

A/V materials (DVDs, CDs, etc)

7 days

One renewal only

5

Prospector books N/A N/A N/A
Prospector A/V N/A N/A N/A
Interlibrary loan (ILLiad) N/A N/A N/A
Maps 14 days No -
Reserves Set by Instructor: 2, 4, 24, or 72 hours No -

Library Privileges by Patron Type

Access/Service Privilege 
Renewals Yes, if a renewable item
Recall/hold capability Yes
Prospector access Yes
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) access Yes
Off campus access to electronic databases Yes

Access/Service Privilege 
Renewals Yes, if a renewable item
Recall/hold capability Yes
Prospector access Yes
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) access Yes
Off campus access to electronic databases Yes

Access/Service Privilege 
Renewals Yes, if a renewable item
Recall/hold capability Yes
Prospector access Yes, if provided with an identikey
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) access Yes, if provided with an identikey
Off campus access to electronic databases Yes, if provided with an identikey

Access/Service Privilege
Renewals Yes, if a renewable item
Recall/hold capability Yes
Prospector access  No
Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) access No
Off campus access to electronic databases No

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Fees and Fines

Overdue fines are assessed on certain high-use items, equipment, study rooms, and recalled/requested materials.  See the Fines and Fees Schedule below for more information.

Standard replacement fees are assessed on all overdue items after a set period of time and the borrower billed for the cost. 

Items that check-out for less than 28 days, Prospector and ILLiad items and recalled/requested items are billed at 30 days overdue.  All other items are billed at 90 days overdue.

Standard replacement fees vary by material type and may be assessed at any of these three levels:

  • High
    $200 - $400
  • Medium
    $100 - $200
  • Low
    $50 - $100

Current retail value replacement fees instead of standard replacement fees may be assessed on certain items.

Replacement fees are waived once the item is returned or replaced.

An additional, a non-refundable $10.00 per item billing fee is assessed on all billed materials.This is in addition to any fines the materials may have accrued

    Paying Fees and Fines

    Payments for fees and fines are only accepted in Norlin Library at Circulation Patron Services.  We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.  No cash, please.

    • In person at Norlin Library:  drop off your payment at the Circulation Desk. 
    • Over the phone using your credit card:  please call our Patron Accounts office - 303-735-5144, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
    • By mail:  Please include the upper portion of the bill.  Payment information is located on the back.  Make checks payable to “University of Colorado.”  Include your student or library account ID number on your check.  Mail payments to:
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Norlin Library, Dept. of Circulation
    Patron Accounts Office
    184 UCB, 1720 Pleasant Street
    Boulder, Colorado 80309-0184

    A $20 fee will be assessed for returned checks.  We are unable to accept online payments at this time.

    Appealing Fines

    If you would like to appeal a fine, please contact the library service desk where you checked-out the item, or contact Circulation Patron Services:

    Fees and Fines Schedule

    The majority of library materials do not accrue overdue fines.

    Rather, borrowers are billed a standard replacement cost for each overdue item after a set period of time. In addition to the replacement cost, each billed item is charged a non-refundable $10 billing fee.

    Materials that do accrue overdue fines are the following:

    Item Fine
    Overdue recalled items $2/day
    Mobile hot spots $5/day

    Daily fines are assessed on days that the library is open. This includes includes most weekends, spring and winter breaks, and intersession.

    Item Fine
    Course reserves $2/hour
    Study rooms $5/hour
    Peripheral tech items (e.g. headphones, chargers, etc) $5/hour
    M.E.L.L. items $5/hour

    Hourly fines are assessed during the time when the library is open. Materials are not fined for the hours that the library is closed, such as overnight.

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