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:
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.