Library Policies

Northland students may borrow library materials by presenting a picture ID at the circulation desk. Loan periods vary by type of item and are listed below. Any student of a MnSCU institution may check out Northland materials using a valid library card from the parent institution. (And an Northland library card is good at any other MnSCU institution!)

Loan Periods

Material
Loan Period
Grace Period
Books
3 weeks
1 week
Periodicals, journals
1 week
3 days
DVDs
1 week
3 days
Reserve Material
2 hours
1 hour
Overnight Reserve
1 day
1 day

Renewals

Any library materials may be renewed once. This renewal may be made in person or by phone. Materials do not need to be presented to be renewed. Materials may also be renewed by the patron at any PALS terminal or on WEBPALS from any Internet location.

Overdue Notices

Overdue notices are sent to patrons as a courtesy reminder when material is overdue. However, borrowers are responsible for returning or renewing materials on time and for paying all fines and charges whether or not a notice has been received.

Fines

The fine policy at Northland Library is intended to be a deterrent to overdue materials, not a way to raise money! The patron should always be aware of the due date of items checked out and either renew them or return them in a timely manner. Fines accumulate until the maximum amount is reached or until the material is returned to the library. No patron with an outstanding fine may check out additional material until the fine is paid. If material is not returned, the library assumes it is lost and a bill for replacement costs plus processing fees is issued. When such materials are returned, the charges, including processing fees, are reduced to reflect maximum overdue fines.

Material
Fine Policy
Maximum
Books
$.50/day for 7 days; then $1/day
$13.50
Periodicals, journals
$.50/day
$5.00
DVDs
$1.00/day
$20.00
Reserve Material
$1.00/hour
$20.00
Overnight Reserve
$2.00/day
$20.00