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Multimedia policies

The O'Grady Library's lending policies for audio-visual materials, laptops, and other computer and multimedia equipment are defined in the library's Circulation Policy and Past Due Materials Policy.  Please note that the loan periods for audio-visual and computer equipment differ from other materials, that fines are assessed for late items, and that patrons are responsible for the condition of any equipment borrowed.  Below are selected extracts from those policies on loan periods, renewals, fines, and claims returned:

Loan periods

Video and DVD Collection

  • Videos and DVDs may be checked out to faculty members of Saint Martin's University and The Evergreen State College for one (1) week.  Students, staff, members of the monastic community may borrow videos and DVDs for three (3) days.  The general public may view videos in the Library.  (Circulation Policy IV.F.1)

Other AV material

  • Cassettes, films, kits, software, CD-ROMS, or slides may be checked out to faculty, staff, students, members of the monastic community or the general public for two (2) weeks. (Circulation Policy IV.G.1)

Audio-visual and computer/digital equipment

  • Audio-visual and computer/digital equipment is available for academic or college-related projects. (Circulation Policy IV.I.1-4)
  • TV carts, viewing and listening rooms with A-V equipment, portable drives, scanner slide adapters, and other equipment designated for in-library use may be checked out to faculty, staff, students, and members of the monastic community for two (2) or four (4) hours. Library staff will determine appropriate circulation periods for specific pieces of equipment. (Circulation Policy IV.I.2)
  • Laptops*, digital cameras, camcorders, 35mm cameras, portable audio systems, portable cassette recorders, and related equipment may be checked out by students for two (2) days and by faculty, staff and members of the monastic community for three (3) days. Only one (1) item of a similar kind may be checked out at a time. (Circulation Policy IV.I.3)
  • For selected items (e.g., digital video cameras), library staff may require that patrons receive detailed training in the use and care of equipment before that equipment may be checked out. (Circulation Policy IV.I.4)

Classroom equipment

  • Microphones, presentation remotes, and other classroom equipment may be checked out at the Circulation Services Desk. This equipment is made available to Saint Martin's University faculty, staff and members of the monastic community for use in the Library’s technology classrooms. (Circulation Policy IV.J.1)

Renewals

  • Laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, 35mm cameras, portable audio systems, portable cassette recorders, and related equipment (IV.I.3) may not be renewed. (Circulation Policy V.D)
  • Other audio-visual and computer/digital equipment (IV.I.2) may be renewed up to two (2) times, providing that no other user has placed a hold on it. (Circulation Policy V.E)

Fines & fees

  • Audio-visual equipment and computer/digital equipment will be considered past due if not returned by the date and time due. (Past Due Materials Policy II.D.1)

In-library use only equipment

Equipment checked-out for longer use

  • All other equipment will be assessed a fine of $5.00 per day, up to the replacement cost of the item plus a $10.00 processing fee, $5.00 of which is non-refundable. (Past Due Materials Policy II.D.2.a.i)

Claims returned or not checked out

  • Patrons will often claim either that they have returned material that the Library has no record of receiving or that they never checked the material out ... (Past Due Materials Policy III.A)
  • No "claims returned" will be accepted for audio-visual or computer equipment without a receipt from circulation. (Past Due Materials Policy III.C)

The above are extracts from the library's policy statements and other rules from the policies may apply. See the library's Circulation Policy and Past Due Materials Policy for the full policy statements.