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Check-Out Policies

Books and Periodicals

Once you have found the materials that you want, take your selection to the Checkout Counter. Give them and your library card to the desk attendant, who will check the materials out to you for a two-week period. You may renew at the end of the two-week period once for a total of four weeks in all.

Number of Items Borrowed

Students may have a maximum of seven (7) items (including any combination of books, videos, CDs, or DVDs) and faculty and staff a maximum of ten (10) items checked out at one time.

Renewing Library Materials

   In Person: At the Circulation/Check Out Desk.

   IRUS Library materials can be renewed if the borrower's account is in good standing. Account problems
   that may prevent renewal include:

   1. reaching the maximum number of renewals - once
   2. fines and other library charges
   3. a block initiated by Admissions and Records because of an unpaid bill or other account problem

   By Telephone: Call the Library Circulation/Check Out Desk at 213-381-0081

   The following items CANNOT be renewed:

   1. Items that have been requested by another patron. These items should be returned immediately
       to the Library on their due date.
   2. Reserved items.
   3. Overdue items

Overdue Notices, Overdue fines, and Billing

Overdue notices are issued as a courtesy to all library users. However, non-receipt of an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from applicable fines or billings. To avoid overdue notices, fines, and bills please renew your materials before the due date stamped in each item

                Late Return Fees:
      Fines per item: AV ····················    $.50 per day
      Books and materials ····················    $.10 per day

Fines should be paid at the Check-Out Desk. If you have questions about an overdue notice, contact the library. Outstanding library charges in excess of $5.00 will automatically block your borrowing privileges. If you are a student, outstanding library bills may also prevent your registration for classes, your graduation, or requests for transcripts. Please pay your library bills promptly.