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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: $1.00 per hour overdue
4-hour reserves: $1.00 per hour overdue
1-day reserves: $2.00 per hour overdue
3-day reserves: $2.00 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:
Yamhill County Residents 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: $1.00 per hour overdue
4-hour reserves: $1.00 per hour overdue
1-day reserves: $2.00 per hour overdue
3-day reserves: $2.00 per hour overdue
1-week reserves: $1.00 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 College 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 College (student, faculty, or staff) with a VALID Linfield ID card. Your student status must be current in the library’s online circulation system. You will also need to sign a form each year acknowledging responsibility for the laptop while it is in your possession. To sign in to a laptop, you will need a CatNet ID and password (your Linfield email login and password). More information and details.

Note: Circulating laptops may connect to Wireless TVs located in study rooms 136 and 137.

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 2-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).

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.

Students can find out what is on reserve for a particular class by selecting Course Reserve Readings via the Libraries web page. Search by keyword, professor or course name/number.

Fines for overdue reserve materials are:
2-hour reserves: $1.00 per hour overdue
4-hour reserves: $1.00 per hour overdue
1-day reserves: $2.00 per hour overdue
3-day reserves: $2.00 per hour overdue
1-week reserves: $1.00 per hour overdue