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For Students: Borrowing Policies (Graduating Students)

 Loan Privileges for Students Graduating This Semester

See the Alumni Borrower tab or stop by the Circulation Desk for more information on how to access JKM Library materials after you graduate.

Check-out Limit: 100 items (or as many items as you can keep track of at once!)

Please Note: You must be present to check out library items on your account. You cannot send someone else to the library with your ID card to check out items for you.

Item Type Initial Loan Time Renewals? Fines
JKM Library-owned circulating books Semester loan

All JKM items are due back by the end of the semester and no renewals allowed. Still want the book? Become an Alumni Borrower!

$0.25 per day
Media (DVDs, CDs, & external disc drives) 2 weeks (14 days) 2 weeks (14 day renewal) $0.25 per day
Periodicals & reference Non-circulating. In-library use only. Non-circulating. In-library use only. N/A
Course Reserves Depends on the particular item. No renewals, unless specified by instructor. $0.25 per HOUR
Headphones, extension cords, Mac chargers 4 hours 1 (4 hour renewal) Replacement fee if lost or damaged
Individual study room key 4 hours 1 (4 hour renewal) $75 key replacement fee
Group study room key Loaned for duration of reservation You may extend your reservation at the Circulation Desk if the room is available. $75 key replacement fee
E-Z Borrow* 12 weeks from date
checked out
(2 weeks to pick up after notice is sent)
1 (4 week renewal, when available) $0.25 per day
ILLiad* Due date set by lending library OR
semester due date
Per lending library (renew through your ILLiad account) $125 replacement fee
Chatham student publications
(tutorials, theses, capstones, dissertations)
Please view our policies for accessing student publications here.
* The replacement and processing fees for items borrowed through E-Z Borrow or ILLiad that are lost or returned damaged are determined by the lending library.

Lost Item Replacement:

  • Item Replacement Fee**: $100
  • Processing Fee***: $25
  • Total: $125

**This is the default replacement cost for any JKM Library item. Contact the Access Services Librarian to find out if a replacement copy may be purchased. If the replacement cost of the item exceeds $100 the patron will be charged the additional amount plus the processing fee.

*** The processing fee is charged whether or not a replacement copy is accepted.

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Mikayla Wobrak
Access Services Associate
(412) 365-1570

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