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Borrowing Policies for Government Documents Borrowers
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Type of Item  Loan Period  Renewal Limit  Fines  Grace Period  Note 

Government Documents: Normally Circulating Items

3 weeks

4

$0.10/day

7 days

Limit of 20 borrowed items.

Government Documents: Reference

0, 1, or 7 days

No renewals

$1.00/day

None

Many Reference items do NOT circulate; some items may loan for 1 day. Some items, especially those located in Main Stacks, may loan for 7 days. Check with library staff.

Government Documents: 2-hour Reserve Items

2 hours

No renewals

$0.50/hour or partial hour

10 minutes

Some items may go out overnight when borrowed within 1 hour of Circulation Desk closing.

Government Documents: 1-, 3-, or 7-day Reserve Items

1, 3, or 7 days

No renewals

$1.00/day

None

 

Renewals

Items that are renewable will not renew if there are other holds or requests for the item; though usually possible, renewals cannot be guaranteed, so plan your research accordingly!

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Fine Payment

Fines can be paid at the Kent Campus Main Library Circulation Desk with cash, check, credit card, or FlashCash *. Credit card payments can also be made online by logging in to your KentLINK library account. Fines that have been invoiced  submitted to the Bursar's Office  are payable through the Bursar's Office or at the library. Fines that have not been invoiced may be submitted to the Bursar's Office upon request, in person, at the Circulation Desk; fines submitted to the Bursar's Office by request will not clear from a patron's library record until they are paid.

* A cash balance that can be added to your FlashCard  food plan balances do not apply.

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Grace Periods

A fine will not be assessed for items returned (or renewed, when applicable) within their grace period. If an item is returned after the grace period, the fine will accrue from the most recent due date (not the end of the grace period), from patron's record, for the entire period the item is overdue. 2-hour Reserve and Periodicals have a ten (10) minute grace period. If the item is returned after the grace period, the fine will accrue from the most recent time due (not the end of the grace period) for the entire period the item is overdue.

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