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. Unacceptable uses of the facilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Exhibiting personal behavior that interferes with the effective delivery of library services or use of facilities by others, including loud and /or disruptive conversation
  • Creating disturbances that cause others to feel uncomfortable or threatened, including physical assualt or use of abusive, threatening, or intimidating language
  • Listening to music without headphones, participating in online courses calls/live chats, or using cell phones in a manner that disturbs others
  • Mutilating, defacing, or damaging materials, equipment; or furnishings
  • Removing or attempting to remove materials, equipment, or furnishings without authorization
  • Failing to return or reconcile for the loss of borrowed materials or equipment
  • Concealing library materials within the library for exclusive use by an individual or a group
  • All types of roller skating, skateboarding, or bicycling in or around the Library
  • Bringing weapons into library building facilities, unless authorized
  • Opening emergency exits, except in the event of an emergency
  • Being in unauthorized areas of the building, or remaining in the building when it is closed or during emergency evacuations
  • Bringing non-service animals into the library
  • Leaving childern under 17 alone in the library

Food, Drink, and Cell Phone Policy

The Masland Library is committed to creating a clean, comfortable environment conducive to reflection, study, and intellectual pursuit.  With this in mind, reasonable limits are in effect regarding food, drink, and cell phone use.  Patrons not in compliance with these guidelines may be asked to leave.

  • Food
    • Food is not permitted in any library space
  • Drink
    • Drinks in approved, spill-proof containers are generally allowed in the library, containers not considered acceptable include open cups, mugs or glass bottles
  • Cell Phones
    • Cell phones should be used only in areas where conversations do not disturb others (enclosed back stairwell or cafe).  Please silence cell phones in the library.

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

None

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