Oklahoma Baptist University

MLC Policies

Circulation Policies
Circulating items may be borrowed at the Circulation Desk by presenting a current university ID card or a Mabee Learning Center Patron's Card. OK-Share courtesy cards are available at the front desk with presentation of a current OK-Share card from a participating academic library where the patron is a student, staff or faculty member.

Curriculum Library Policies

Copyright Policy

Ok-share Library Card Policies And Libraries

Policy For The R.A.P. Program
(Research Assistance For Papers)

Policy For Library Use By Jr. High/High School Students

The user is responsible for all materials borrowed using his or her card and for all fines or bills incurred. The following items are considered valid cards at the Mabee Learning Center: A current, validated OBU student, faculty or staff ID; A current Mabee Learning Center Patron's Card (annual fee); A current Mabee Learning Center Courtesy Card to qualified OK-Share academic library participants (free). A Mabee Learning Center Patron's Card is available to all in state residents over the age of 18. Applicants are required to present current photographic ID, proof of age, proof of residence, sign a Patron's Agreement and pay an annual fee of $75.00 before borrowing privileges are extended to them. The amount of the annual fee is subject to change without notice. Users who fail to abide by the terms of their Patron's Agreement are subject to immediate loss of privileges (without refund).

The Mabee Learning Center may also refuse to renew the borrowing privileges of habitually delinquent users. Borrowing Restrictions Users are allowed to borrow only circulating items from the general collection. Reference materials, periodicals, CD-ROMs, Baptist Resource Center materials and items from the Mabee Learning Center's special collections do not circulate. Users holding a Mabee Learning Center Courtesy or Patron's Card are limited to four simultaneous checkouts. Loan Periods Books in the general collection can be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks. This period will change as the end of each semester approaches. All materials are subject to return on or before the expiration date of the user's library privileges.

Renewals Materials may be renewed two times if they are not in demand by another student, faculty or staff member. All renewals are subject to Circulation holds. Materials may be renewed in the library, by phone (call the Circulation desk at 878-2251), and online through the library catalog at http://obu-mlc.okbu.edu/uhtbin/webcat . Fines The fine rate on materials from the general collection is $.15 per day per item. Reserve materials carry a fine rate of $6.00 per day per item. Special Loans have a fine rate of $.50 per day per item. All fines begin to accrue as soon as the materials become overdue. All Mabee Learning Center users are subject to overdue fines. Bills Notices will be sent for bills. Mabee Learning Center users are, however, responsible for payment of all Mabee Learning Center bills whether or not a bill notice has been received. Failure to pay Mabee Learning Center bills can result in transcript and graduation holds as well as the revocation of user privileges. Materials more than 30 days overdue or unreturned at the end of the current semester will be declared lost and billed to the user. The fee schedule for a lost item is: The replacement cost of each item . The maximum applicable overdue fines for each item. Blocks Users with bills in excess of $5.00 will be blocked from borrowing or renewing materials until they have paid their bills. Users with excessively overdue materials will be blocked from borrowing or renewing materials until the overdue materials have been returned and all bills have been paid.

Reserve Materials Reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Desk. They have shorter loan periods than the general collection and are often not allowed to leave the building. They may not be renewed. The fine rate for ALL Reserve materials regardless of the loan period is $6.00 per day per item accrued hourly in increments of $.25.