About Masland Library

Etiquette Policy

The Masland Library is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Due to our open campus policy we also allow visitors from the community and alumni to use our collection.  All persons using the library should be able to show valid forms of identification if asked (acceptable ones include: student ID or official state identification).  The following is expected of all those using the library:

  • Observe all posted signage
  • Be fully clothed (including shoes)
  • Keep personal belongings with them at all times
  • Be respectful to all

Any persons displaying inappropriate behavior will be given a warning; if they persist they will be asked to leave.

  • Eating food in the main stacks (food is only permitted in the lobby)
  • Behaving in a loud disorderly manner
  • Annoying, harassing, fighting, using profanity, or crude slurs
  • Use of phones or video chat
  • Use of skateboards, hover boards, or scooters in buildings
  • Sleeping (please use the commuter lounge)
  • Inappropriate PDA (public displays of affection)
  • Destroying, damaging or defacing library materials or furniture
  • Smoking, vaping, or use of tobacco or alcohol
  • Bringing non-service animals into the library
  • Leaving children under 16 alone in the library
  • Not signing into the Masland Library if a visitor or alum
  • Not paying for prints made
  • Any other activity not condoned by Cairn University

Any individual who violates these rules multiple times may be banned from using the Masland Library. If banned your name and ID number will be given to University Security.

Lending Rules and Late Charges

# of Items

Books (Main Collection)

Reserves (including Keys, Chromebooks, Headphones, etc.)

Juvenile Collection

AV (DVDs, CDs, etc.)

ILL

Databases

Reference Materials (REF, BIB REF, MREF)

Undergrad/Degree Completion Students

50

28 days + 2 renewals

2 hours + 1 renewal

21 days + 1 renewal

7 days + 2 renewals

Yes

Full Access

In-library use only

Grad Students

75

42 days + 2 renewals

2 hours + 1 renewal

21 days + 1 renewal

7 days + 2 renewals

Yes

Full Access

In-library use only

Faculty

100

84 days + 2 renewals

2 hours +  1 renewal

21 days + 1 renewal

7 days + 2 renewals

Yes

Full Access

In-library use only

Staff

15

28 days + 2 renewals

2 hours + 1 renewal

21 days + 1 renewal

7 days + 2 renewals

Yes

Full Access

In-library use only

Alumni

10

28 days + 1 renewal

None

None

None

No

Limited off-campus access

In-library use only

SEPTLA/Consortium

5

28 days (no renewals)

None

14 days + 1 renewal

None

No

On Campus Only

In-library use only

Visitors

None

None

None

None

None

No

On Campus Only

In-library use only


NOTE:

  • Books may be recalled after 28 days.
  • Some reserve materials may be checked out overnight two (2) hours before closing and returned no later than two (2) hours after opening the subsequent day.
  • InterLibrary loan due dates and renewal periods are determined by the lending library.
  • If Library fines are greater than or equal to $20.00, materials may not be checked out by the patron.

Late Charges

Main Stack Books

Days 1 - 14 $0.25 per day
Days 15 - 28 $0.50 per day
Days 29+

Into billing with minimum charge of:

$50.00 per item + $10.00 late fee + $5.00 processing fee

Juvenile Books

Days 1 - 7 $0.25 per day
Days 8 - 21 $0.50 per day
Days 22+

Into billing with minimum charge of:

$50.00 per item + $10.00 late fee + $5.00 processing fee

Reserve Materials 

Hours 1 - 72 $0.50 per hour
Hours 73+

Into billing with minimum charge of:

$50.00 per item + $10.00 late fee + $5.00 processing fee

Audio Visual Materials (CDs, DVDs, etc.)

Days 1 - 14 $1.00 per day
Days 15+

Into billing with minimum charge of:

$50.00 per item + $10.00 late fee + $5.00 processing fee