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Circulation Policies

Circulation Policies

Hours | Loan Periods and Fines | Laptop Checkout | Reserves | Print, Copy, Scan

Loan Periods and Fines

Jereld R. Nicholson Library - McMinnville campus

Students (regular program)

  • Books/CDs/Scores: 6-week checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue
  • Videos: 6-day checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue
  • 2-hour reserves: $1 per hour overdue
  • 4-hour reserves: $1 per hour overdue
  • 1-day reserves: $2 per hour overdue
  • 3-day reserves: $2 per hour overdue
  • Replacement cost: $75 + $20 overdue fine

Online and Continuing Education program students

  • Books/CDs/Scores: 6-week checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue
  • Replacement cost: $75 +$20 overdue fine

Faculty/Emeriti:

  • Books/CDs/Scores: 6-month checkout period
  • Videos: 28-day checkout period
  • Reserves: 2 hours, 4 hours, 1 day or 3 days
  • Replacement cost: $75 + $20 overdue fine

Administrators/Staff:

  • Books/CDs/Scores: 6-month checkout period
  • Videos: 28-day checkout period
  • Replacement cost: $75 + $20 overdue fine

Yamhill County residents:

As a Yamhill County resident, you can get a library card by presenting a valid driver’s license or other government-issued ID showing a current address.

  • Books/CDs/Scores: 6-week checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue
  • Videos: 6-day checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue
  • Replacement cost: $75 + $20 overdue fine

Portland campus

Students (regular program)

  • Books/CDs/Scores: 6-week checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue
  • Videos: 6-day checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue
  • 2-hour reserves: $1 per hour overdue
  • 4-hour reserves: $1 per hour overdue
  • 1-day reserves: $2 per hour overdue
  • 3-day reserves: $2 per hour overdue
  • 1-week reserves: $1 per hour overdue
  • Replacement cost: $75 + $20 overdue fine

Online and Continuing Education program students

  • Books: 6-week checkout period/$0.50 per day overdue

Faculty, Administrators/Staff:

  • Books: 6-month checkout period

Summit borrowing

  • Limited to:
    • Linfield University community: Requires Catnet ID
    • Students, faculty and staff of other Summit institutions: Must first fill out Summit Borrowing form at either library
  • Most items: 6-week checkout period, no renewals
  • Videos: 6-day checkout period
  • Late fee: $0.50 per day
  • Replacement cost: $75 + $20 overdue fine

Laptop checkout - Nicholson Library only

Mac laptops are available and may be borrowed from the circulation desk located at the entrance of Nicholson Library for use within the library. To borrow a laptop you must be currently enrolled at or employed by Linfield University (student, faculty or staff) with a VALID Linfield ID card. 

More information and details.

Reserves

The reserves system at the Linfield Libraries allows students to read required materials for a particular class. Faculty members may place either their own personal copy or a library book on reserve. They may also place photocopies of journal articles or past exams on reserve for two-hour checkout periods. Faculty are responsible for loading digitized documents to their Blackboard courses.

Library staff can support faculty with the digitization of documents. Please e-mail your digitization requests to library-circulation@linfield.edu.  

To place physical materials on reserve, fill out a Reserve Request Form for the McMinnville or Portland campus and return it with your materials to the Circulation Desk in the appropriate library. (Note to faculty: see Library Copyright Policy for Reserves, Section III: Exceptions to Copyright Law, p. 5 of the PDF).

For scans and physical articles on reserve, materials should conform to the following guidelines:

  • Photocopies must be on letter-size, single-sided white paper.
  • Photocopies should be clean and sharp, without underlining or highlighting.
  • A full bibliographic citation must be included on the first page of the material.
  • Whenever possible, either landscape or portrait mode should be maintained throughout.
  • Documents submitted electronically must be in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or PDF format and should be emailed to library-circulation@linfield.edu. A hard copy of a Reserve Request Form must be submitted to the circulation desk before any processing can take place.

You can find out what is on reserve for a particular class by visiting Course Reserve Readings. Search by keyword, professor or course name/number.

Fines for overdue reserve materials are:

  • 2-hour reserves: $1 per hour overdue
  • 4-hour reserves: $1 per hour overdue
  • 1-day reserves: $2 per hour overdue
  • 3-day reserves: $2 per hour overdue
  • 1-week reserves: $1 per hour overdue