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Circulation: Borrowing, Overdues, & Holds

 

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Eligibility

All current SWOSU students and employees are eligible to borrow materials from the Al Harris Library.

Public patrons are persons who are unaffiliated with SWOSU and age 18 or older. Public patrons may obtain a public borrower's permit at the Circulation Desk by presenting a valid Oklahoma driver's license or other valid Oklahoma photo identification. Unaffiliated borrowers must live with a 20 mile radius of the Al Harris Library.

SWOSU alumni have the same borrowing privileges as public patrons.

Emeriti patrons are retired SWOSU faculty. Emeriti faculty have the same borrowing privileges as current SWOSU employees. Click here for more information about SWOSU emeriti's library privileges.

OK-Share patrons are faculty, staff, and students from OK-Share member institutions. OK-Share patrons may borrow materials from the SWOSU Library with an OK-Share courtesy card. For more information about OK-Share and a directory of OK-Share member institutions, see the OK-Share page.

Call the library at (580)774-3730 (Weatherford) or (580)774-2157 (Sayre) if you have questions about your borrowing privileges.

Photo ID is Required

To borrow materials from the SWOSU Library, all patrons must present a valid photo identification.

Loan Periods

Students
  Loan Period Item Limits Renewals Fines
Audiobooks 30 days 30 2 $0.50/day
Books 30 days 30 2 $0.25/day
Curriculum 30 days 30 2 $0.25/day
DVDs & videos 7 days 5 1 $0.50/day
Electronic devices 1 day 2 See policy $1.00/day
Portable computers 3 hours 1 See policy $1.00/hour
Reserves Varies 2 1 $1.00/hour
Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti
  Loan Period Item Limits Renewals Fines
Audiobooks 30 days None 2 None
Books 90 days None 2 None
Curriculum 90 days None 2 None
DVDs & videos 30 days None 2 None
Electronic devices 1 day 2 See policy None
Portable computers 3 hours 1 See policy $1.00/hour
Reserves Varies 2 1 None
Public, Alumni, and OK-Share Patrons
  Loan Period Item Limits Renewals Fines
Audiobooks 14 days 5 1 $0.50/day
Books 14 days 5 1 $0.25/day
Curriculum 14 days 5 1 $0.25/day
DVDs & videos 7 days 1 1 $0.50/day
Electronic devices 1 day 1 See policy $1.00/day
Portable computers 3 hours 1 None $1.00/hour
Reserves Varies 1 1 $1.00/hour

Overdue Notices

Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy to your campus, home, or email address. You are responsible for all library fees and fines on your account, regardless of whether or not you receive an overdue notice.

You are responsible for notifying the library when your address changes. Call the Circulation Desk at (580)774-3730 to update your library account.

Holds

If your fines exceed $9.00 a hold is placed on your SWOSU Registrar account. Checking out library materials, class registration, transcript requests, etc. are blocked until the fine is resolved.

Claims Returned Policy

If you receive a lost item notice or overdue notice for library materials you believe have been returned to the library see our Claims Returned Policy.

Faculty Proxy Form

If you are a SWOSU faculty member, fill out the Faculty Proxy Form (PDF) to permit a designated SWOSU student or employee to charge library materials to your account.

Reserves

Information for faculty who wish to place materials on Reserve is available here.