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Circulation Policies: Affiliated Patrons

Affiliated Patrons of the Libraries Privileges and Policies

Miami University Libraries Materials:

  • A limit of 20 items may be checked out to an individual at one time.(This includes OhioLINK items.)
  • The normal checkout period for most books is 3 weeks.
  • Most items can be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for Miami University books are 50 cents per day to a maximum of $15.00.
  • Replacement charges for lost Miami University items are $115.00 per item ($70.00 replacement fee, $30.00 processing fee, and a $15.00 billing fee).

Miami University Electronic Resources:

  • All online databases, indexes, and other electronic resources are available on campus ONLY.

OhioLINK Materials:

  • A maximum of 5 OhioLINK items may be in use at one time.
  • OhioLINK books have a 21-day loan period and can be renewed up to times as long as another patron has not placed a hold on it.•OhioLINK media materials (videos, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, etc.) typically have a 7-day loan period and cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for OhioLINK materials are 50 cents per day for the first 30 days. An additional non-refundable late charge of $50.00 is added for items more than 30 days overdue.
  • Replacement charges for lost OhioLINK items are$125.00 per item ($75.00 replacement fee and a $50.00 processing fee).

Services Not Included:

  • Affiliated Patrons may not check out textbook materials for grades K-12 from the Instructional Materials Center (IMC).
  • Electronic resources are not available off campus to Affiliated Patrons.
  • Interlibrary Loan is not available to Affiliated Patrons of the Library.