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Circulation Department Hours and Services

Circulation desk hours and availabe services.

Fee and Replacement Policies

  • The library does not accept replacement-in-kind copies of lost or damaged items.
  • All fees are charged to users' university accounts and must be paid online or in the Cashier's Office. Absolutely no fees are collected in the library.
  • Refunds are issued only at the discretion of the library.
  • Patrons who owe more than $50.00 in fees will be blocked from all library transactions.
  • Library materials are not available for purchase and remain the property of Dacus Library regardless of payment status.
  • Certain materials (laptops, iPads, cameras, reserves) carry a non-refundable billing fee equal to roughly 10% of the library's established replacement cost. Patrons with a history of long overdue electronic equipment will be blocked from further checkout of electronics.
  • The library reserves the right to determine all charges for repair or replacement of all materials, including electronic equipment.
  • Patrons are responsible for all damages to items checked out on their accounts.
  • The library system adds a default replacement cost to patron accounts for long overdue materials. Dacus Library may charge higher or lower replacement fees for certain materials based on actual cost. 
  • Patrons who return materials subsequent to the semester in which they have been billed are responsible for notifying the library and requesting a refund. Refunds may be issued at the discretion of the library.
  • Patrons who have questions about their fees or accounts should contact the Circulation Department at 803/323-4502. 

 

Fee Schedule

Material/Patron Type Overdue Fine Processing Fee Replacement Fee University Account Charged Renewals
Semester Loan books (Students) None $10.00 $75.00 30 Days Overdue At Circulation Desk
Academic Year books (Faculty) None $10.00 $75.00 30 Days Overdue Contact Circulation Dept. to Request Renewals
PASCAL Delivers (All Patrons) $1.00/Day $25.00 $75.00 30 Days Overdue 6 weeks if prior to due date, online or in-person. Contact Inter-Library Loan Dept. for renewal of overdue items.
Semester Loan AV (Students) None $10.00 $50.00 30 Days Overdue At Circulation Desk
Academic Year AV (Faculty) None $10.00 $50.00 30 Days Overdue Contact Circulation Dept.
Periodical Issues or Volumes None $10.00 $100.00 30 Days Overdue Contact Reference Dept.
Thesis/Dissertation None $10.00 $100.00 30 Days Overdue Students must renew in person; Faculty should contact the Circulation Dept. to request renewals.
iPads None $50.00* $500.00 15 Days Overdue As demand permits
Laptops/7 Day None $100.00* $1000.00 15 Days Overdue As demand permits
Laptops/3 Hour $1.00/Hour $100.00* $1000.00 24 Hours Overdue Inquire at Circulation Desk
Closed Reserves & Textbooks $1.00/Hour $50.00* $100.00 & Up** 48 Hours Overdue Inquire at Circulation Desk
Reserves/ 24 Hour None $50.00 $100.00 48 Hours Overdue Inquire at Circulation Desk
Reserves/ 3 Day & 7 Day None $50.00 $100.00 48 Hours Overdue Inquire at Circulation Desk
Music Library Sound Recordings None $10.00 $50.00 30 Days Overdue Students must renew in person, faculty should contact Music Library.
Music Library DVD/Video Recordings None $10.00 $50.00 30 Days Overdue Students must renew in person, faculty should contact Music Library.
Music Library Scores None $10.00 $50.00 30 Days Overdue Students must renew in person, faculty should contact Music Library.

*These billing fees are non-refundable

**The library will charge a minimum of $100.00 for long overdue closed reserves and textbooks. If the actual price is more than $100.00, the library will charge the replacement cost plus a non-refundable $50.00 billing fee.