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Bromfield Library & Information Commons: Circulation Services

CHECK OUT REQUIREMENTS

  • A patron must have a current photo ID--preferably a University ID, but a driver's license or passport are also accepted
  • Fines must be under $50
  • The patron must have a non-expired record (e.g. current employees or students of the Ohio State University or North Central State College

FINE POLICY


OSU Library Fines

Regular circulating items owned by the Bromfield Library and other OSU libraries accrue fines only if they have been requested by another patron (and recalled by the library) or have become long overdue.

  • Recalled items accrue fines at a rate of $10 per day, up to a maximum of $100
  • If an item is 30+ days overdue, the patron will be charged $140/book or $170/journal or AV. If the item is returned the fines will be waived. 
  • Closed reserve items (e.g. textbooks--placed on reserve for a specific course or equipment) accrue fines at rates which vary based on the length of the loan indicated on the sticker on the front of the item (2 hours, 3 days, 1 week).

OhioLINK and SearchOhio Fines

When a OhioLINK or SearchOhio item is more than 30 days overdue...

  • OhioLINK: a lost book replacement charge of $75 + a $ 50 processing fee ($125) will be billed to the patron. If the item is returned the fine will drop to $50. 
  • SearchOhio: a lost book replacement charge of $50 will be billed to the patron. If the item is returned the fine will drop to $25.
  • Fines are $.50/day for non-lost items
  • ALL patrons--including students, faculty and staff--are subject to OhioLINK and SearchOhio fines or replacement costs.

FINE APPEAL

Library users are able to appeal the charges applied to their accounts. A response can be expected in approximately 5 business days. If a book in question was borrowed from the Columbus campus, questions can also be directed to the OSU Libraries Business Office (614) 292-2400.

Note: Patrons who want to replace a lost book must still fill out the Fine Appeal Form and include in the “Reason for Appeal” section that they would like to “replace the book and have any remaining fines waived.”

VISITING PATRON CHECKOUT

Patrons from other OhioLINK or SearchOhio libraries and institutions, like the Mansfield-RIchland County Public Library, are eligible to check out materials* from the Bromfield Library.

Patrons must show their home library cards or university IDs and supply any additional information if prompted (e.g. a pin number). Fines and renewals are handled by the patron's home library. Check out times correspond to OhioLINK loan periods.

*excluding specialty equipment

 

CIRCULATION SERVICES

The circulation desk, situated at the front of the library, is available to assist students, faculty, and staff with the following services:

  • Check-in/out and renewal of library materials
  • Library account maintenance: questions regarding due dates, overdue items, fines, etc
  • Payment of fines
  • Pickup of requested items/Interlibrary Loans/ILLIAD
  • Borrowing of library equipment
  • Sale of pre-loaded $5 print cards
  • Course reserves (textbooks available in-house for student use)
  • Group study room reservations

SELF-SERVICE OPTIONS

Access your library record to renew materials, check due dates, or pay finesNorth Central State College students, add "NC" to the front of your student ID number when prompted for University ID: e.g. NC0012345.

 Add funds to your student ID  using the BUCK ID website. For Ohio State students, adding funds to a student ID allows printing from any of OSU's pay-to-print stations in Riedl, Ovalwood, or Conard buildings. 

 

LOAN PERIODS, RENEWALS, & FINES
 
Material Type Loan Period Max Renewals Fines
OSU books - Undergraduates 6 weeks Unlimited --
OSU books -- Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students 17 weeks Unlimited  --
OSU media 1 week 3 --
OhioLINK books -- Students 3 weeks 6 $.50/day
OhioLINK books -- Faculty/Staff 6 weeks 6 $.50/day
OhioLINK media 1 week 3 $.50/day
SearchOhio books & media (excluding DVDs) 3 weeks 3 $.50/day
SearchOhio DVDs 1 week 3 $.50/day

 

Bromfield Library Special Check-outs

Loan Period

Max Renewals

Fines

Closed Reserves:

Textbooks on course reserve, phone chargers, headphones, dry erase markers, wireless keyboards for group study rooms, etc.

***The items with 2 hours check-outs do not leave the library***

 

2 hours* --**

$2/first hour

$5/ each add'tl hour

Equipment: digital cameras, video cameras, projectors, camera tripods, etc 3 days* --**

$2/first day

$5/ each add'tl day

MRCPL Leisure Collection (includes Manga, Anime, and Leisure DVDs) 3 weeks Unlimited --

Calculators 

 

1 Semester

--

$2/first day

$5/ each add'tl day

*There are several course reserves that check out for 1-7 days, but they will be marked, and they can leave the library unlike 2 hour checkouts.

**If no one is waiting for a closed reserve item, it can manually be renewed by library staff by phone or in person. 

BROMFIELD LIBRARY & INFORMATION COMMONS

1660 University Drive, Mansfield, OH 44906

Circulation: 419.755.4331

Reference: 419.755.4326

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