Faculty Circulation Policies

Borrowing Materials

You must bring your Cedarville University ID card with you to the Circulation Desk to borrow any Centennial Library materials. 

Loan Periods

Books

Type of Materials Loan Period
Books - Main 6 weeks
Books - Reference 1 week
OhioLink Books 6 weeks
CMC Books 3 weeks

Audiovisual & Other Materials

Type of Materials Loan Period
Audiovisuals 3 weeks
OhioLink Audiovisuals 1 week
CMC Audiovisuals 3 weeks
CMC Game or Kit 3 weeks
Christian Education Material 3 weeks
Periodicals 1 week

Fines

As a courtesy, you will receive a reminder email when you have materials due.

Faculty members do not pay fines for materials owned by the Centennial Library. However, please be sensitive to other patron's needs in returning or renewing materials.

Faculty members do pay:

  • Replacement costs for lost or damaged items
  • OhioLINK fines (50¢ per day)

Placing a Hold

If the materials you need are not available, you may place a hold on them through the Centennial Library Catalog so that you can receive them next. You will be notified by e-mail when the item is available. You may also place on hold materials that are in processing or on order.

Renewing Materials

Books may be renewed up to 6 times, and 1 time for most other items

Renew online: Log into your account by entering your name and barcode number (the 14 digit number along the bottom of your ID card). Click on "Items currently checked out." To renew a specific book, click in the check box next to the title and click on "RENEW SELECTED ITEMS." You can renew all materials that qualify for renewal by clicking on "RENEW ALL."

Renew in person: Present the materials and your university ID card at the Circulation Desk.

Renewal will not be possible if:

  • An overdue notice has already been sent for the item
  • You owe the Library money
  • A request has been placed for the item by another patron
  • The item has been renewed the maximum amount of times allowed.

Returning Materials

Please return all materials to the book drop at the Circulation desk, in the library entryway or in the book return on the loading dock at the rear of the library.

Lost/Damaged Materials

If you lose or damage an item, please notify library personnel. You will be charged the current cost and a billing/processing fee.