Media Equipment Overdue Policy

Your ability to check out media equipment is a privilege that depends upon the timely return of equipment by ALL users; students, faculty and staff. Much of the Library's media equipment is heavily scheduled. When patrons return equipment late by even a short time, they may cause major difficulties for another person or even an entire class. Therefore, we enforce the following policies:

  • NO RENEWALS. If you would like to check the equipment out again, we ask that students wait 24 hours before doing so.
  • Most equipment checks out for 3 days. Equipment must be returned at or prior to the time that it is due. Usually this is *before* the library closes on the third day. This is enforced even during different hours between semesters. If you are late the first time, you will be asked to sign a YELLOW warning form, acknowledging that you know you will be blocked for longer next time if you're late.
  • Equipment returned late again may result in a *60-day* ORANGE block from further equipment checkout, especially if you have been late in the past, given a prior warning about overdue equipment by a staff person, or the equipment is more than two weeks overdue.
  • Patrons who return equipment late again after a 60-day ORANGE block will be RED blocked from equipment checkout for 1 year.
  • Patrons who return equipment late again after a RED 1-year block will be permanently barred from checking out equipment.
  • Patrons may also be bumped up the next color for being more than 2 weeks overdue.
  • Equipment not returned or paid for after 30 days will be considered STOLEN, and the case will be reported to the UAF Police Department. These patrons will be permanently blocked from checking out media equipment.
  • Patrons who show flagrant disregard of the late equipment policy will be permanently blocked from checking out media equipment. The Media Technician decides what constitutes "flagrant".
  • Patrons who have been blocked from equipment checkout may file a written appeal of the block, which will be reviewed by the Media Technician or Circulation Manager. The patron will be given written notice of the decision within 5 business days.
  • You will be asked to pay replacement costs for any broken or damaged equipment that the Media Technician deems is unfixable. The Media Technician will determine the replacement cost at current prices, on a case-by-case basis.
  • Overdue fines are $1.00/hour (or any fraction of an hour).  Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy only.
This page was last modified on March 26, 2015