New Fines Policy @ Hagerty

New Fines Policy @ Hagerty
Ellie Goldberg
March 14, 2011
Starting next term, those with more than $15 in library fines will not be able to check out reserve books. Have you ever needed to read a chapter for class but not been able to get the book you need from the Library's reserve collection because a classmate has kept it out past their time? It happens too often at Hagerty Library so starting in the Spring quarter, once you reach $15 in fines, you won't be able to check out reserve books. As always, once you hit $10 in fines, you lose the ability to check out 28 day loan books, laptops, DVDs or access our electronic databases. How This May Affect You This means that some of you will have to pay off your fines before you’ll be able to use the library in the Spring. We know this is a new procedure, so when you come to the circulation desk, ask to speak with a supervisor and we’ll be happy to discuss your account with you to make sure that our new policy is clear. Not sure if you have fines? Check your library account. How Can I Pay My Fines? You may pay either half of your balance or the full balance. Partial payments will not be accepted.
  • In person: Come to the circulation desk and pay with a credit card (VISA or Mastercard), check (made out to Drexel Libraries) or cash. We also accept Ultima Funds!
  • Not in town? You can pay over the phone with a credit card ($5 minimum) by calling 215-895- 2755 and ask to speak with a supervisor. Or, mail us a check, but be sure to note your student ID in the memo so that we can clear your account!
  • Remember: The point of this is not to make money or to keep books from students, but to work together to make sure that the greatest number of students can benefit from what the library has to offer.
What We’re Doing to Make Things Better We’re working to provide more copies of the books you need. If we don’t have a book you’re looking for, there are a few things you can do:
  1. Ask your professor to provide the library with a copy of the book.
  2. Send us an email!
  3. Fill out our suggestion sheet at the Hagerty Library circulation desk.