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Policies: Loan Periods

This guide provides information regarding the policies and procedures that guides LLC operations at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Circulation of Library Materials

LLC circulating materials are available for check-out to faculty, staff, currently enrolled Florida State College at Jacksonville students, and persons included in reciprocal borrowing agreements entered into by the College and other institutions. A current FSCJ identification card is required to borrow or “circulate” items.

While most library items circulate and may be taken outside the LLC for use, some materials have circulation restrictions based upon the type of the item (e.g., Course Reserves). Staff will advise patrons if an item has restrictions. Book detection systems prevent the removal of LLC materials that have not been properly checked out. Book drops are available on most campuses and centers for the return of library materials. A circulation procedure manual outlining specific circulation processes is maintained for use by staff and faculty at each physical facility.

Faculty & Staff Loan Periods and Renewals (requires FSCJ ID Card)

Check Out:

  • Unlimited number of items
  • Books – 4 weeks
  • DVDs/VHS - 7 Days
  • Audiobooks – 14 days
  • ILL – Loan periods vary by lending institution
  • Periodicals – do not circulate
  • Equipment and materials specifically available to faculty and staff – inquire at each location for details.

Returns:

  • Materials must be returned by the due date either directly to the campus library or to a book drop location at each campus.
  • Due dates for items are determined by the check-out period listed above, with no due date extending past the last day of the employee’s employment.
  • Items not returned in a timely manner are declared “lost,” with library borrowing privileges blocked until the item is returned, replaced, or the item’s replacement value is paid to the College.

Renewals:

  • Renewals are allowed on checked-out items if:
  • There are no other requests for the item.
  • The item is not overdue (overdue items require in-person renewal).
  • The renewal will not go beyond the end of the last day of the employee’s employment.
  • ILL renewals require approval from the lending institution.
  • How to renew:
  • Online:  Log into myfscj (https://my.fscj.edu) click on the Faculty or Students tab, click on Library and Learning Commons under Useful Links to access employee library account and renewal options. 
  • By phone: Provide name and campus address.
  • At the campus/center: Show FSCJ ID card.

Student Loan Periods and Renewals (requires FSCJ ID Card)

Check Out:

  • Limit 10 books / 3 AV items
  • Books - 14 days
  • DVDs/Blu-ray - 7 days
  • Audiobooks - 14 days
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL) - loan periods vary by lending institution
  • Periodicals - do not circulate
  • Equipment and materials, e.g., iPads, calculators, etc., (checkout varies by location)
  • Tabletop games (available at some locations) – 7 days

Returns:

  • Materials, other than tabletop games, must be returned by the due date either directly to the campus library or to a book drop location at each campus.  Tabletop games must be returned directly to the Circulation Desk in the library; they may be damaged if returned to a book drop.
  • Due dates for items are determined by the check-out period listed above, with no due date extending past the last day of the last term in which the patron is enrolled. 
  • Items not returned in a timely manner are declared “lost,” with library borrowing privileges blocked and a financial hold placed against the student’s College account until the item is returned, replaced, or the item’s replacement value is paid to the College.

Renewals:

  • Renewals are allowed on checked-out items if:
    • There are no other requests for the item.
    • The item is not overdue (overdue items require in-person renewal).
    • The renewal will not go beyond the end of the last academic term for which the patron is enrolled.
  • ILL renewals require approval from the lending institution.
  • How to renew
    • For students: 
      • Online: Log into myfscj (https://my.fscj.edu),  click on the Students tab, click on Library & Learning Commons  under Useful Links to access library account and renewal options.
      • By phone: Provide name and campus address.
      • At the campus/center: Show FSCJ ID card.

Lost Materials, Debt, & Account Holds Processes

  • Patrons are sent an initial email alert when any library item is due in three days.
  • Patrons are sent a second email alert once any library item has been declared overdue (one day past due date).
  • Patrons are sent a third email alert once any library item has been declared lost (30 days past the due date). Patrons are asked to return the item immediately to avoid further action.