Shain Library Policies



The Connecticut College libraries are for use by current students, faculty, staff and other Connecticut College community members. Visitors are welcome for limited use of our facility and collections for research purposes at the discretion of the Library. Failure to comply with campus and/or library policies or inappropriate behavior may result in the loss of library privileges. Access to and use of the library collections may be revoked at the discretion of the library staff.

If you have questions about our circulation policies, please contact James Gelarden, Access Services Librarian.

Shain Library Circulation Policies:

Students

Books

Video/DVDs

Journals

Reference books

Limit

28 days

3 days

Library use only

Library use only

None

Faculty

Books

Video/DVDs

Journals

Reference books

Limit

Academic Year

8 days

Library use only

Library use only

None

Staff

Books

Video/DVDs

Journals

Reference books

Limit

28 days

8 days

Library use only

Library use only

None

Visitors

Visitors may register as guest borrowers for an annual fee of $50.00 ($25.00 for New London residents). Guest borrowers are encouraged to renew their accounts with circulation staff before the expiration date to avoid shortened due dates in the final month.

Books

Video/DVDs

Journals

Reference books

Limit

28 days

3 days

Library use only

Library use only

10 total items

Recall and renewals

Patrons must return books by the date indicated on the due date slip and must respond promptly to any recall notice we send in the event that another person needs an item you have checked out. If a recalled item has not been returned within 7 days of the recall notice, a $7.00 per day fine is charged. Patrons can renew loans online by logging in to the library catalog website.. Please note that the number of renewals is limited to 2.

Overdue

If an item is more than 28 days overdue and is not returned, the item is considered lost. Patrons are charged a replacement fee of $50.00 and a $35.00 processing fee for each lost item. (Information of replacement charges for music materials is available from the Music Library staff.)

Computer Use

Stand-up computer terminals in the library are available for guest access but access to software and printing is limited to current students, staff and faculty. Computer clusters and classrooms are strictly for the use of Connecticut College students, faculty and staff only.

CTW and Interlibrary Loan

Materials from Trinity College and Wesleyan University and Interlibrary Loan services are available to current Connecticut College students, faculty and staff only. Non college users should make Interlibrary Loan requests at their local public library.

Course Reserves

Shain Library will place on reserve library books, photocopies of journal articles or book chapters, dvds, videotapes and other forms of multimedia, available through the CTW Consortium. Electronic reserves are available to students through the College’s Moodle course management system.

Reserve Fines

Fines on reserve items are as follows:

Books/Folders

Video/DVDs

 

2 or 24 hours

3 hours

Limit 2 total reserve items

$5.00 per hour overdue

$5.00 per hour overdue

$25.00 Maximum fine per item

Please direct any questions regarding Shain Library’s reserve policy to Carol Strang at 860-439-2663.

Contact Information

Reference: 860-439-2655

Circulation Desk: 860-439-2662

IT Service Desk: 860-439-4357