Lending Policies

Loan Periods (Checkout time):

  • Books (Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Short Story, and LA collection only):
    • Students ........ 14 days
    • Faculty/Staff ........ Semester
  • Audio-visual Material
    • CD-ROMs, DVDs, Videocassettes:
      • Students ........ 3 days, may be renewed for an additional 3 days
      • Faculty/Staff ........ 7 days
    • Audiocassettes, Audio CDs (music and audio books):
      • Students ........ 14 days
      • Faculty/Staff ........ 14 days
  • Reserve Material (for use in library only):
    • All Library users ........ 2 hours, may be renewed for an additional 2 hours
  • Renewal
    Books may be renewed by accessing your Library Account through the Review my AccountWill open new browser window or tab feature or by visiting the Library in person.
    • Books may be renewed up to two times
    • Audio-visual items may be renewed once

Laptops

  • Student Laptops………2 hours, may be renewed for an additional 2 hours, must complete library loan agreement
  • CIT Student Laptops…14 days, must get off-campus form completed by instructor/advisor and complete library loan agreement

Camcorders

  • Students…..7 days, must complete library loan agreement
  • Faculty/Staff …….14 days

Overdue Fines

  • Books .................................. $0.50 per day per book
  • Reserve Materials ............... $0.25 per hour per item
  • Audio-Visual Materials ........ $1.00 per day per item

All Library bills are paid at the Business Office, in Building F. The Library will print an overdue bill, and students will pay the bill at the Business Office.

Students should note that all Library items must be returned and all bills must be paid to avoid a hold on their grades, transcripts or registration for future semesters.

Students with overdue items and/or bills will have their access blocked to the online indexes and databases.

Lost Item Charges

  • Replacement cost of item plus a $5.00 processing fee.

LALINC

  • LALINC is the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network.
  • LALINC offers a way for current students, faculty and staff of Louisiana colleges and universities to borrow items from other academic libraries in Louisiana.
  • If you are a current student or faculty or staff member and are in good standing with the Library, you may request a LALINC card at the Circulation desk. You may then present your card at other Louisiana university libraries to borrow material.
  • Borrowing chartPDF File