University Laboratory High School Library has developed circulation guidelines and procedures in order to ensure fair access to information for all patrons.
II. Loan Periods
The University Laboratory High School Library has established the following loan periods for materials.
|Item Type||Loan Period|
|Nonfiction Books||4 weeks|
|Fiction Books & Graphic Novels||2 weeks *|
|Back Issues of Periodicals||3 days †|
|Current Issues of Periodicals||Overnight, due 8:00 am †|
|Reference Materials||Overnight, due 8:00 am †|
|Reserve Items||Faculty designation †|
*Available only to University Laboratory High School students, faculty and staff for first two months after purchase; available to all other eligible Library patrons thereafter.
† University Laboratory High School students, faculty, and staff only. Students and faculty may charge out items from other departmental libraries, the main stacks, or other consortium libraries through the online catalog. If requested, the item will be delivered to the Uni High Library. This usually takes a few days, although the time can vary a good deal.
If an item is not available through the online catalog, users may request materials through the Interlibrary Loan Service in Room 128 of the Main Library. Uni High Library has forms you may fill out that we can send by campus mail to Room 128.
Checkout Procedures for other Campus and Illinois Libraries
Students and faculty may charge out items from other departmental libraries, the main stacks, or other consortium libraries through the online catalog. If requested, the item will be delivered to the Uni High Library. This usually takes a few days, although the time can vary a good deal.
III. Renewal of Materials
Materials may be renewed by using the “My Account” feature of the online catalog. You can also renew materials by calling the University Library Phone Center (333-8400) or University Laboratory High School Library (333-1589).
IV. Overdue Materials
Returning materials on time ensures that the information will be available for the use of others. Therefore, prompt return of library materials is strongly encouraged.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is responsible for issuing overdue notices and fines for University Laboratory High School materials and materials borrowed from other libraries on campus.
The University Laboratory High School Library is responsible for issuing overdue notices for all other materials (e.g., magazines and reference materials). The University Laboratory High School Library has developed a process by which students are notified of overdue materials by courtesy notices posted on their lockers. When library materials are not returned, they are considered lost and borrowers are charged for their replacement (see next section).
V. Lost and Damaged Materials
A. Lost Materials
The following provisions are stated according to UIUC Library Policy.
- When a book is 40 days overdue, the University Library Billing Office automatically issues a lost book billing notice and a non refundable $10.00 lost book handling fee. A replacement bill for a minimum of $125.00 per item is also issued at 40 days. Fees on particular items may vary. Faculty, students and staff may avoid such consequences by using the “My Account” feature of the online catalog to keep track of items or by calling the Telephone Center at 333-8400. There, individuals may access information about their circulation records, request items, and renew borrowed items. Members of the Uni High community are strongly encouraged to be responsible borrowers and to take advantage of these resources to avoid billing and lost item fees.
B. Damaged Materials
The patron will be billed for the cost of replacement of any damaged materials.
C. Billing Charges
The minimum charge for lost or damaged books or audiovisual materials is $125.
The minimum charge for lost or damaged journals, magazines, or vertical file materials is $10. Renewing or returning materials can prevent such billing.
For further information see University of Illinois Libraries Circulation Policy
VI. Restriction of Library Privileges
The University Laboratory High School Library reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or revoke library privileges according the judgment of the University Laboratory High School Librarian. The following situations serve as examples of when such action might be taken: numerous lost or damaged materials, chronic overdue materials, theft or attempted theft of materials, and/or other extreme cases.
The University Laboratory High School Library conforms to the University of Illinois Library’s policies on patron confidentiality. For details of this policy see: UIUC Library’s Confidentiality Policy.