University Libraries

Circulation

BORROWING PRIVILEGES

Various library materials may be borrowed. A barcode attached to the University ID enables materials to be charged to the patron record. Once the barcode has been attached to the patron record the charging process is possible without the University ID in hand.

  • UE Students and Staff
    Books, CDs, videos, DVDs and bound periodicals are loaned for 21 days with no restriction on the number of items borrowed. Remote access to UEL databases is permitted.
  • UE Faculty and Administrators
    Books, bound periodicals and CDs are loaned for 112 days with no restrictions placed on the number of items borrowed. Videos and DVDs may be borrowed for 21 days. Remote access to UEL databases is permitted.
  • UE Alumni
    Alumni are eligible for a complimentary UE library card. A photo ID with current address is required. Alumni may borrow five (5) items at a time. Books are loaned for 21 days. Videos, DVDs and bound periodicals are loaned for overnight use. Remote access to UEL databases is not permitted.
  • ALI Members
    Members of Academic Libraries of Indiana are eligible for a complimentary UE library card. The ALI Borrowers Card, a university ID, and photo ID with current address are required. Five (5) books may be borrowed at a time. Books are loaned for 21 days. Videos, DVDs, CDs and bound periodicals are not eligible for loan. Remote access to UEL databases is not permitted.
  • Persons Not Affiliated With The University of Evansville
    Members of the community may purchase a UE library card for $25.00. The card enables the community member to borrow five (5) items at a time. Books are loaned for 21 days. Videos, DVDs and bound periodicals are loaned for overnight use. Remote access to UEL databases is not permitted.

Individuals are responsible for all materials checked out in their name and for all fines and charges.

RENEWALS

Most material can be renewed unless needed by another borrower or OVERDUE. Renewals may be made:

  • In person at the Circulation Desk
  • By phone: 812-488-1062 or 812-488-2462
  • Via ACE Catalog.

Information on renewing interlibrary loan materials is here.

RESTRICTIONS

Borrowers are responsible for renewing or returning material on or before its due date. No fines are levied on overdue material; however, a restriction is placed on the patron record and no other material may be borrowed until the overdue material is returned or renewed.

There are no "grace periods" for overdue materials. Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy. Failing to receive an overdue notice does not absolve a borrower from responsibility should they be charged for long overdue material. Library users are responsible for maintaining accurate address information with the University and/or the library. For most loans, an overdue notice is generated one day after the due date, a second notice is generated 14 days later, and a final notice 28 days after the item was due.

CHARGES FOR UNRETURNED MATERIAL

Material not returned within one month of the due date is considered long overdue and may be given a status of "Lost." Patrons will be billed the cost to replace the item plus a $20 processing fee per item. Charges for lost material are transferred to the Business Office for collection.

RESERVES

Reserve materials are located at the Circulation Desk. Material placed on reserve may include library owned books, personal books, photocopies of articles, or any other paper format. Faculty must complete a Reserve Request form for each course, indicating which loan period for the material: 2-hour, 24-hour, 3-day or 7-day . Audio and video reserves are available in the Periodicals Department.

Anyone eligible to borrow library materials may borrow reserve materials.

STUDY ROOMS

Ten group study rooms are available on the 2nd and 4th floors of the library. Any of these rooms may be reserved for two hour blocks by individuals or groups. Sign-up sheets are located at the Circulation Desk and reservations can be made up to one week in advance, by calling 488-2462 or signing-up in person. Study rooms close 30 minutes before the building closes.

Contact the Circulation Desk at 488-2462 for further information.