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Checkout Policy

​​​Last Updated:  02/2018​


Campus ID card or guest card will be required for borrowing and renewing. To receive a guest card picture identification will be required. 

Loan Periods

Undergraduates  28 days
Guest Borrowers  28 days
Doctoral  184 days
Emeriti  184 days
Graduates  184 days
Graduate Assistants  184 days
Faculty/Staff  184 days
Visiting Faculty  184 days


  • Multicultural Videos - 7 day loan period
  • Media Collection Videos - Faculty/Staff 7 days - Students 3 days​
  • Browsing - 28 day loan period
  • Course Reserves
  • Documents on Demand Material
  • Equipment

Recalled Material

Circulating material may be recalled for someone else and the loan period may be reduced. Failure to return the material by the date given on the recall notice will automatically make it overdue and will be subject to overdue penalties and suspension of borrowing privileges.

Return of Material

Material must be returned to one of the following locations: return slots at the 2nd floor  Checkout Desk, one of the exterior book drops at the Park Library, or mailed to Central Michigan University, Checkout Desk, Park Library 221, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859.


Material may be renewed at the Checkout Desk, by telephone 774-3114 or online from the CMU Libraries’ homepage – Under 'Quick Links' on the homepage, click under Services, “Renew Library materials” and follow the prompts.

Overdue Notifications

Overdue notifications will be sent by email to your cmich account only. Overdue notices are sent by the library as a courtesy. Failure to receive or read the messages does not excuse the overdue fines.

​​​​​​​​​​​Group Study Room​ Policies​

​​About The Study Rooms
  • The main purpose of the rooms is for academic purposes and quiet collaboration. They are not to be used for social gatherings, non-academic projects, classes, meetings, etc.
  • Rooms are not soundproof and users should be considerate of others and keep noise at a moderate level.
  • Back-to-back reservations are not allowed.
  • Drinks are permitted in spill proof containers only. Food is not allowed. If food is found you will be asked to vacate the room.​
Room Etiquette
  • Do not leave room unattended, the library is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
  • Room layout should not be altered. Extra furniture is not allowed.
  • All rooms must be vacated 15 minutes before the library closes.​​
Individual Study Room Policies

About The Study Rooms 
  • Rooms are meant to be used for individual studying.
  • The Library is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Room Etiquette
  • All rooms must be vacated 15 minutes before the library closes.
  • Drinks are only permitted in spill proof containers. Food is not allowed.
  • Room layout should not be altered.
  • Violations of these rules will result in loss of study room privileges.​​​​
Laptop Loan Policies and Procedures
  • Library laptops DO NOT leave the main library.
  • Do not leave the laptop unattended at any time.
  • You must have a valid CMU ID.
  • Laptops are checked out for 4 hour increments.
  • You are financially liable for the loss or damage to the laptop.
  • Any files saved to the laptop will be lost upon rebooting. Your work must be saved externally before turning off the computer or returning it. The library is not responsible for lost files.
  • No software is to be installed on the laptop computers.
  • ​Laptops not returned within 24 hours are presumed lost, and a replacement fee of $1,900 for Mac's or​ $1,150 for PC's, in addition to overdue fees will be assessed.​
Headphone Policies
  • Headphones may be checked out for 4 hours.
  • If no one has requested them, headphones may be renewed for an additional 4 hours.
  • Headphones will become overdue 4 hours after the check out period has expired. A $5.00 overdue fee will be assessed.
  • If headphones are not returned one day after the check out period, the borrower will be invoiced the replacement cost of $10.00 plus a $15.00 non-refundable processing fee.
  • Headphones left unattended and stolen are the responsibility of the person who has checked them out.​​
Overdue Library Material Policies 
Overdue Notifications
  • Overdue notifications will be sent by email Overdue notifications are sent by the library as a courtesy. ​Failure to receive or read the messages does not excuse the overdue fines.
Overdue Items
  • After 14 days overdue there is a charge of $5.00 for each item. (For example, the charge of 5 overdue items is $25.00; overdue fines are non-refundable.) EXCEPTION: Multicultural Videos are charged at 2 days overdue. Media Collection and Course Reserve fines are immediate at $5.00 per day per item.
Lost Materials
  • Material not returned or renewed ​within 21 days of due date will be assumed lost. The borrower will be charged the actual library purchase price and a $15.00 non-refundable processing fee per item. If the purchase price cannot be determined a $60.00 replacement charge will be assessed plus the $15.00 non-refundable processing fee. If an item which was assumed lost is returned within one year, the replacement charge, but not the processing and late fees will be credited to the borrower's account.​

If you have problems, questions, or special service requests, please contact:

JANE MOREY, Service Desk Operations Supervisor
774-1164, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

RANDY CLAYPOOL, Evening Service Desk Operations Supervisor
774-1307, Sunday-Wedne​sday 5:00 p.m. -  2:00 a.m., Thursday 3:00 p.m. - Midnight

LAURIE BELLINGER, Service Desk Operations Supervisor​
774-3828, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.