Harris Library Policies

Current CWRU students, faculty and staff may borrow most books, pamphlets, and media items with a valid ID Card.

Special Borrowers may check out six items at a time including books, pamphlets, videos, or OhioLINK materials.

 

Loan Periods

  • Books and pamphlets – 21 days
  • Video tapes and DVDs – 7 days
  • Laptop computers – 3 days
  • OhioLINK items – 21 days
  • Course reserves – 2 hours. If you borrow it within 2 hours of the library closing, it’s overnight.
  • Overnight course reserves – within the first hour the library opens the next morning

 

Renewals

You’re welcome to renew items online, by phone or in person.

  • Harris and other CWRU libraries – 4 times
  • OhioLINK items – 6 times
  • Course reserves, DVDs, videos and laptops – None
  • Interlibrary Loan items – At lending library’s discretion. Contact the Harris Library Circulation Desk for more information.

 

Returning Borrowed Material

All borrowed items may be dropped off at the:

  • Main Harris Library Service Desk
  • Harris Library book return in front of the Mandel Building
  • Please return DVDs, videos, remotes and other electronic items directly to the main Harris Library Service Desk.

 

Fines

  • CWRU books and pamphlets – $.25 daily
  • OhioLINK materials – $.50 daily
    • $50 for each item returned after a $125 billed notice is sent
  • Audiovisual materials – $5 daily
  • Laptop computers – $25 each day
  • Two-hour reserve material – $1 per hour.
  • One-week reserve material – $1 per day
  • Two-hour reserve materials returned the next day after due date – $15

 

Loss of Library Privileges

  • $15 or more in Library charges
  • Privileges are reinstated once fees are under $15

 

Lost Or Damaged Materials

  • Case Libraries except for Health Sciences Libraries – $110 per item
  • Health Sciences Libraries – Cost of item plus $35
  • OhioLINK Libraries – $125 per item