Faculty Circulation Policies

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Availability – Checkout periods
Other Benefits

Overdue/Lost/Damaged Library Materials
General Circulation Guidelines

Vance Memorial Library offers a wide variety of resources for you and your students. DBU faculty members have certain privileges not available to the rest of the DBU community.


DBU faculty have access to more items, for longer periods, than other users.


Item Type Checkout Period
Books 1 semester
Videos/DVDs 14 days / 1 renewal
Audio tapes 1 semester
CDs 1 semester
Reference items 8 days / 1 renewal
Periodicals 3 days / no renewal
Reserve items same as students: see Reserve policies




  • Search the online catalog from your office or home.
  • Assign a Proxy to check out materials on your behalf.
  • Recall an urgently needed item checked out by another user.
  • Number of items that may be checked out:
    • Full-time faculty:    unlimited
    • Adjunct faculty:      50



  • No fines are imposed for overdue circulating Library materials checked out by faculty.
  • However, overdue items will result in a BLOCK placed on the patron's Library account. Library privileges, such as Interlibrary Loan and checkout, will be suspended until the item is returned or the replacement fee is paid.
  • After 50 days, an overdue item is considered LOST.
  • A standard replacement charge of $50 will be assessed for lost items.
  • If a lost item is found and returned, the replacement fee will be refunded.
  • A replacement copy may be accepted in lieu of the replacement fee, with prior approval from the Library Director.
  • The person whose Library account is used is responsible for the fees described above.
  • Damaged items may also generate a replacement fee. The damaged item will remain the property of the Library.



Faculty members may request a recall of a checked-out item if it is urgently needed for instructional purposes. For example, if you need to place an item on reserve, you may request a recall. The Library will contact the person holding the item and ask that it be returned within 8 days.

To request a recall, you must contact the Circulation Manager (see below). Please use the recall privilege sparingly.

For general circulation information and instructions, click here.

We are here to help you!

For more information, questions, or comments regarding circulation services, please contact:


Circulation Manager
Frankie Hendricks




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