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Library Policies: Policies

Lists circulation policies, loan periods, and fine information.

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General Policies

Upon entering the Library, please set all communication devices to silent alert. 

Customers should exercise consideration of others in maintaining a quiet environment for study.

Mack Library exists to support the mission of Bob Jones University in fulfilling the research needs of the faculty/staff and students and therefore the University family has priority over the community customer or out -of- town guest with the usage of resources.

Periodicals may be used only in the periodical room.

Reference books may not be checked out unless for use in class.

Circulation Policies

Mack Library materials may be borrowed by customers with a current BJU ID Card, Alumni Association Membership Card, or Community Customer Card and includes the following:

  • Students (BJU programs or BJU Online courses)
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Alumni
  • Community Customers—South Carolina residents eighteen years or older

All customers must have a BJU ID card or community card to borrow materials.

The customer checking out materials is responsible for returning the items by the date on the date due slip regardless whether the item was given to a friend.

Students, Faculty and Staff may borrow books thru PASCAL Delivers by clicking on the green PASCAL link on the library catalog for borrowing books from libraries within South Carolina.

There is an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service in addition to PASCAL Delivers for the BJU students and Faculty and Staff for borrowing books, articles, and other materials that we don't have here but that you need for your research.

Circulation Policies and Fines

Library card-holders must present their ID cards to check out books.

Reference books and Periodicals are not loaned outside the library. Reference books may be used in the Classroom.

Community Borrowers

The Mack Library and the Music Library are open to the public. Special permission or appointments are not necessary. Library cards are issued to individuals living in Greenville or within a 30-mile radius. The Community guest may borrow most library materials. There is a $3 processing fee per card.

Fines

A fine of $.10 per day is assessed for each item. Fines on reserve books and special materials (e.g., textbooks) are higher. If you receive an overdue notice for a book you believe you returned, contact the Circulation Supervisor.

All overdue charges for town customers should be paid at the Circulation Desk. Overdue charges for students or graduate assistants are automatically billed to their accounts through the Business Office. 

Bookdrops

Book Drops are retrieved when the library opens. A sign is posted stating not to return Reserve items in the book drop and any customer who returns a Reserve book through the bookdrop is responsible for the hourly overdue fines accrued before it is retrieved from the bookdrop.

We do back date to the last time the library was open and items that are checked in during opening shift book drop retrieval.

Lost Books

If a book is lost, notify the Circulation Supervisor immediately. If the book is not found in your possession or in the library, a bill will be sent which includes the price of the book, a non-refundable processing fee of $5, and if applicable, a $5 hardbacking fee. Please pay promptly when you receive the bill. If you or the Library finds the book within a year, you will receive a refund for the price of the book. Billing for lost books takes place three times a year (at the end of each semester and summer school).

Loan Periods

Please select the relevant category in the list below to view loan periods and fine information:

Employment

BJU students who would like to work in the Mack Library should contact the Library Director, Van Carpenter at vcarpent@bju.edu or 864-242-5100 ext. 6010.

BJU students who would like to work in the Music Library should contact the Music Library Supervisor, Tim Word at tword@bju.edu or 846-242-5100 ext. 2706.

Individuals seeking full-time staff positions at the Mack Library or Music Library should check the Bob Jones University Careers page or contact

Human Resources
Bob Jones University
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29614

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