Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

About Allen Memorial Library: Borrowing, Renewing, and Returning items

Borrowing, Renewing, and Returning

To BORROW items:
Books and other physical items can be checked out at the Information Desk in the library lobby.  Loan Periods are listed below.  E-Books and audioboks can be checked out online, and will automatically return at the end of the loan period.
To RENEW items:
  • Bring the item in to the library Information Desk and ask to renew the item.  You will be able to renew the item one time unless a hold has been placed on it.
  • Call the library Information Desk and ask to renew the item.  You will need to provide your name and the name of the item you wish to renew.
  • Email the library at library@vcsu.edu and ask to renew the item.  DO NOT ASSUME the item has been renewed until you receive a confirmation email in return. 
To RETURN items:
When returning books or other physical items. you can either bring them to the library Information Desk, or drop off items in either the book bin at the South door or the outdoor book drop at the North door. 
You can check the status and due dates of your items on your Library Account

Loan Periods

Item: Patron Type
Length of Check-Out
Overdue Fines
Books: Students/Community
4 weeks
No fines.
Non-refundable $10 handling fee after 4th overdue notice
Books: Faculty/Staff
16 weeks
No fines.
Non-refundable $10 handling fee after item is declared lost
DVDs & AVs: Students/Community
1 week
No fines.
Non-refundable $10 handling fee after 4th overdue notice
DVDs & AVs: Faculty/Staff
1 weeks
No fines.
Non-refundable $10 handling fee after item is declared lost
Curriculum Library
4 weeks
No fines.
Non-refundable $10 handling fee after 4th overdue notice
Reserve Material
3 Hour Loan
$1/hour overdue
Reserve Material
3 day, 1 & 2 Week
$1/day overdue
Reference Material
Overnight: Due at noon
$1/day overdue
eReaders & iPads
1 week, 1 renewal, with a 24 hr waiting period between loans
$2/day; Replacement cost varies
Periodicals
Overnight: Due at noon
$1/day
Periodicals
3 Day Loan
$1/day
Popular Fiction, Curriculum Center materials: All patrons
4 weeks for all
No fines.
Non-refundable $10 handling fee after 4th overdue notice