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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.

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 $5 processing fee per card.

Fines

A fine of $1.00 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 Items

If an item is lost, notify the Circulation Supervisor immediately. If the item is not found in your possession or in the library, a bill will be sent which includes the price of the item, a non-refundable processing fee of $15. Please pay promptly when you receive the bill. If you or the Library finds the item within a year, you will receive a refund for the price of the item.

Loan Periods

Basic Loan Policies

August 12, 2019

 

Patron Type

Item Limit

Item Type

Fine Per Item

Loan Period

Replacement Fee

Community Patron

BJA HS

Alumni Association

 

18

Print Items

Audiovisual Items

 

$1.00 per day

$1.00 per day

28 days

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Undergraduate Graduate Student

Graduate Assistant Dissertation Student

24

Print Items

Audiovisual Items

$1.00 per day

$1.00 per day

 

63 days

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Faculty

Staff

Departments

 

36

 

All Mack Library Items

 

No fines

 

63 days

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

 

 

 

 

 

EXCEPTIONS TO BASIC LOAN POLICIES

 

 

Item Type

Item Limit

Loan Period

Renewal

Fines

Replacement Fee

Educational Resources

(Textbook Section)

Periodicals

See Patron Type

7 days

7 days (once)

$1.00 per day

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

Reserves

2

  • 2 hours
  • Overnight within 30 minutes of  closing

None

$1.00 per hour

Cost of the item

+

$15 Processing Fee

PASCAL

25

42 days

21 days (once)

$1.00 per day

$100

Inter-Library Loan

10

Varies

Varies

$1.00 per day

Varies

 

 

Employment

BJU students who would like to work in the Mack Library should contact the Interim Library Director, Patrick Robbins at probbins@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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