General Policies

In order to provide proper library services, the Library needs cooperation in abiding by the following rules and regulations.

  • The scheduled open hours will be strictly observed!
  • Excessive noise is prohibited.
  • Regular library materials circulate for two weeks. They may be renewed for two consecutive times if there is not a previous request for the material. The material MUST be brought to the library for renewal.
  • A patron may have seven (7) materials checked out at a time.
  • Reference materials are not to be checked out.
  • Reserve materials may be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Two-hour reserve materials MUST not be taken out of the Library.
  • Periodicals must be used in the Library.
  • A photocopier is available in the Library.
    • All users are subject other copyright laws.
    • Fees are $.10 a copy.
    • There will be NO charging of copy fees.
  • Fines must be paid at the time materials are returned to the Library.
  • Circulation collection—fines will be $.10 per day not to exceed $20.00 per material.
  • Reserve materials—fines will be $1.00 per hour for hourly and $1.00 per day for overnight and daily reserves.
  • Overdue materials should be brought to the attention of the staff, not placed in the book drop.
  • Overdue materials must be returned and all fines paid before more materials may be checked out.
  • Lost or damaged materials should be reported to the librarian for appropriate action. The general guideline for lost materials fees is as follows: Cost of replacement copy plus fines incurred up until it is reported and a $20 processing fee.
  • All materials and fines must be cleared by the final exam week of each semester. Failure to comply will result in exams not given and grades not given out at the end of the semester.
  • Faculty must check out materials they wish to take out of the library. Faculty will be allowed to check out materials for one semester.
  • The Library reserves the right to ban patrons from checking out materials.

Community Borrower Policy

University of North Alabama Borrower Policy

HCU Policy of Copyright Protected Material

Academic Honesty at HCU