Loans, Fines, & Policies

Library User Groups and Loan Periods

UG students: Currently enrolled Undergraduate College students

CGPS students: Currently enrolled in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (Distance, Graduate & Doctorate students)

Faculty/Staff: All current University of Jamestown employees

Community/Alumni: Residents and alumni or retired employees of the University of Jamestown

Item Type UG Students CGPS Students Faculty/Staff Community
General Books 6 weeks 1 semester 1 semester 4 weeks
Print Journals & Newspapers 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
DVDs, CDs & Other Audio Materials 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Reference Books In-library use only
Reserve Items Determined by faculty: 2 hours, 1 day, 2 days, 1 week, 2 weeks
Textbook Reserves Determined by faculty, usually 1 semester

Lost/Damaged Items Policy

There are no overdue fines, but the library has a Lost/Damaged Item Policy to recover the replacement cost of $60 per item. After 14 days overdue, the items will be considered lost, and a replacement bill will be issued.

The ensuing replacement cost can be waived upon the return of the item in good condition, as long as the item has not been re-purchased.

Replacement costs for lost or damaged items borrowed through ILL (interlibrary loan) will be assessed by the lending library.

For more information, read the full policy here:

Raugust Library Circulation Policy

Cell Phone Policy

Raugust Library is designed to be a quiet place for reading, study, and contemplation. The rings and musical selections from cell phones disturb students who are trying to work in peace and quiet. When in the library, all cell phones must be turned off or set to vibrate, and there may be no conversations either upstairs or in the reference area. Students are welcome to take calls in the lobby.

Donation Policy: Books & Materials

Raugust Library welcomes offers of gifts-in-kind and appreciates the generosity of our donors. The Library accepts donations of materials appropriate to the University’s current and evolving curriculum, the research needs of the faculty and students, and the Library’s archival and special collections. The Library reserves the right to determine the retention, location, cataloging, and resale of all donated items, as well as any other considerations related to the use or disposition of material donations. The Library assumes no responsibility for appraisal of donated items, nor can the Library accept items under restrictive conditions.

Donors must contact the Library to discuss possible donations of books, manuscripts and other materials before sending or delivering them.

For general questions relating to this policy or donating items, contact Tuya Dutton, Director of Libraries. For donations of materials related to the University of Jamestown such as college publications, photographs, and manuscripts, please contact Phyllis Bratton, University Archivist.

Other Policies:

Community Patrons

Collection Development Policy

Library Form for Challenged Materials

Policy on Children in the Library

Have questions? Ask us!

Tuya Dutton

  • Director of Libraries
  • Assistant Professor