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Circulation


Students, staff, and faculty must present a current Aquinas College ID to check out Library material. Alumni and community members may obtain a library card with a current, state-issued ID.

Copies

Black and white copies are $0.10 per page; color copies are $0.25 per page.

Course Reserves

Faculty are encouraged to place required or recommended readings or other course materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Faculty wishing to place items on reserve may complete this formStudents wishing to access items on reserve may simply ask for them, and check them out, at the Circulation Desk. Questions can be directed to the Public Services Assistant at weberjea@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2128.

Loan Periods

Material Type

Students

Faculty

Alumni & Community Members

Books

4 weeks - up to 25 items

1 semester - no limit

3 weeks - up to 10

CDs

3 days - up to 5

3 days (or as needed) - no limit

3 days - up to 5

DVDs

3 days - up to 5

3 days (or as needed) - no limit

3 days - up to 5

Laptops

24 hours

24 hours

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Kindle Fire & iPads

1 week

1 week

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Renewing Items

Most items can be renewed online, by phone (616.632.2137) or in person. InterLibrary Loan (ILL) items may only be renewed by the ILL Coordinator at ill@aquinas.edu or 632-2128. 

Overdue and Lost Items

Items not returned by their due dates are considered overdue. An overdue notice is sent two weeks after the due date. After 30 days the cost of the item is billed to the borrower. Upon return of the billed item, the charge is removed from the user's account. Bills for lost or damaged materials must be paid at the Student Accounts Office in HH 131. Questions can be directed to Public Services Co-Director, Francine Paolini at paolifra@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2131.

Material Type

Overdue Fine

Replacement Cost

Books

no fines

$60 per item*

CDs

no fines

$25 per item*

DVDs

no fines

$100.00 per item*

Reserves

$.25/hour

Cost depends on material type*

*In some cases, users may replace a lost item by purchasing the exact item from a vendor of their choice. Permission for this must be granted by the Public Services Co-Director, Francine Paolini at paolifra@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2131.