Borrowing Materials

Loan Periods
Books (undergraduate)28 days
Books (graduate students/faculty)90 days
Video/Audio14 days

Fines
Books $.25 per day, per item. Maximum of $25.00 per item. 4-day grace period.
Video/Audio $.25 per day, per item. Maximum $25.00 per item. No grace period.
Recalled Items$.50 per day, per item for recalled items. Maximum $25.00 per item. 7-day grace period after item is recalled.
Reserve Items (7-day and 2-day $1.00 per day, per item. Maximum $25.00 per item. No grace period.
Reserve Items (1,2,10-hour)$.25 per hour. Maximum $25.00 per item. No grace period.

* After the maximum fine per item has been reached, the faculty or staff member will be billed for the replacement cost of the item plus a $25.00 processing fee.

  • Must have current, valid Alumni membership card.
  • 10 books checked out for 28 days. To renew, items MUST be brought back to the Library. Then they can be checked out for another 28 days.
  • Will be able to use databases from within the Library.
  • May use the Library’s computer lab when there are no classes in that lab—MUST show valid Alumni membership card and present picture ID to sign in.
  • Alumni who are NOT members of the Association are welcome to sign up for Library privileges by purchasing a Community User cards, valid for one year, for $25. They will NOT have access to the Library computer lab or databases.
The Montgomery Higher Education Consortium applies to faculty, staff, and students from the following institutions:

  • Alabama State University
  • Faulkner University
  • Huntingdon College
  • Troy State University Montgomery

These individuals may register at their home library to obtain privileges at the other member libraries. MHE Consortium members are eligible to borrow 5 items for 14 days.

  • MUST buy a Community User card, good for one year, for $25. MUST have card with you to check out books from the Library.
  • 10 books, and books only, checked out for up to 28 days. Books MUST be brought back in to the Library to renew for another 28 days.
  • May not request materials via Interlibrary Loan.
  • May not use listening/VCR/DVD carrels.
  • No remote access to Library databases. May use public terminals on 2nd floor for databases available through Alabama Virtual Library, including Literature Resource Center. If in doubt about which databases will help you, please ask.
  • May NOT use the Library’s computer lab OR Reference area computer except for the public access terminals which do not require a log-in.