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Hiram College Library

Hiram College Library fosters intellectual excellence and encourages lifelong learning in the Hiram community.

Loan Periods

Borrowing Services

How long can I check out an item?

Use the links above to see how long you can borrow an item from the library or via OhioLINK and SearchOhio, which have slightly different procedures. You will receive an email from “OPAL-OHIO PRIVATE ACADEMIC LIBRARIES” with the subject “Message from your library” with a summary of your items following checkout. If you have questions about borrowing items, please contact us.

We automatically renew items!

When possible, we automatically renew your items. Some items may not be eligible for additional renewal. Please review due dates by logging into your account. Contact us with any questions. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and SearchOhio materials cannot be automatically renewed. Request an ILL renewal by contacting circulation@hiram.edu. SearchOhio items may be renewed by logging into your account

We send you notices via email!

You will receive a courtesy notice shortly before items are due, one day after they are due, and fifteen days after they are due.  Replacement bills are also sent by email. If you cannot locate emails that we are sending please check your junk/spam folder.

Blocks on Your Library Account 

All non-faculty/staff library accounts will be blocked once it accrues $25 or more in fines or fees.  This will prevent you from borrowing books from Hiram College or through OhioLINK.  The block is removed when the fees charged are less than $25.

Faculty/staff accounts will be blocked once it accrues $100 or more in fines or fees.

Undergraduate Student Checkout Information

Hiram College Library Materials 

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6 21 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - 2 Hour 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours $62.50*
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
 

OhioLINK Materials 

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them via your online account. OhioLINK policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6** 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Media 7 days 3** 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied depending on the lending institution's requirements.

 

SearchOhio Materials 

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. These items do not automatically renew. You may track them via your online account. SearchOhio policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Materials

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book Typically 30 days *  Typically 0 ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Faculty, Staff, and Adjunct Faculty Checkout Information

Hiram College Library Materials 

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 178 days 1 178 days $0 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 3 7 days $0 30 $62.50*
Reserve - 2 Hour 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours $62.50*
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
 

OhioLINK Materials 

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived. You may track them via your online account. OhioLINK policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 42 days 6** 42 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Media 7 days 3** 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
 

SearchOhio Materials 

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. These items do not automatically renew. You may track them via your online account. SearchOhio policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3* 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loans

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book Typically 30 days *  Typically 0 ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Hiram College Library Materials Rules

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 42 days 3 42 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours $62.50*
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed.

 

OhioLINK Materials 

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt. While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them via your online account. OhioLINK policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6** 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Media 7 days 3** 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied depending on the lending institution's requirements.

 

SearchOhio Materials 

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. These items do not automatically renew. You may track them via your online account. SearchOhio policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Materials

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book Typically 30 days *  Typically 0 ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Friends of the Library Checkout Information

Friends of the Library members are eligible for 1 year of borrowing privileges from their membership date. Join today! If you do not have a library account, contact us to have your account set up or re-activated.

Hiram College Library Materials 

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6 21 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - 2 Hour 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours $62.50*
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
 

OhioLINK Materials 

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them via your online account. OhioLINK policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6** 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Media 7 days 3** 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied depending on the lending institution's requirements.

 

SearchOhio Materials 

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. These items do not automatically renew. You may track them via your online account. SearchOhio policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Materials

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an article through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan 5 articles per fiscal year only, no physical items n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a



If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Household Family Members of Faculty & Staff Checkout Information

Family members of faculty and staff who live in the same household are eligible to check out materials from the Hiram College Library. Please bring your Hiram College ID with you when registering and contact us with any questions. 

Hiram College Library Materials 

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6 21 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - 2 Hour 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours $62.50*
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
 

OhioLINK Materials 

Please note that items must be picked up within ten days of receipt.  While the library has set up an automatic email notification system, it is ultimately your responsible to determine items have arrived.  You may track them via your online account. OhioLINK policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6** 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*
Media 7 days 3** 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
** Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied depending on the lending institution's requirements.

 

SearchOhio Materials 

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. These items do not automatically renew. You may track them via your online account. SearchOhio policies are set by the consortium.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 3* 21 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Materials

Books not available through the Library's collection or through OhioLINK may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.  

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book Typically 30 days *  Typically 0 ** variable ** $1.00 per day 1 day depends on item***

*The loan period for interlibrary loan items is determined by the lending library.  This period is indicated on the "strap" around the item.  
** Any renewals, and the length of those renewals, are at the discretion of the lending library and must be requested before the book is due by contacting the Hiram College Interlibrary Loan department.  
***Generally, this is the replacement cost of the item, as determined by the lending library, as well as any processing fees assessed by the lending library.


If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Alumni Checkout Information

The Hiram College Library allows students access to physical library materials for one year following graduation. To access library materials after that time, please join the Friends of the Library!

Hiram College Library Materials 

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Time Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 6 21 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 3 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - 2 Hour 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours $62.50*
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days $62.50*

* All but $2.50 is forgiven if the item is returned after being billed
 

Alumni are not eligible to check out OhioLINK, SearchOhio, or Interlibrary Loan Materials 



If you have questions, please contact Terri Foy at x5359 or by email at foytm@hiram.edu.  

Overdue Books, Lost/Stolen Books, and Fines

Generalized Overdue fines for Hiram Library books

Use the tabs at the top of this page to see the fine schedule for library materials depends on what type of material you've borrowed. 

A borrower who fails to return a book after the second overdue notice has been sent will be charged for replacement.

Lost/Stolen Books and Replacement Charges
Hiram College Library holds borrowers financially responsible for all library material checked out on their accounts. Borrowers are responsible for notifying Circulation immediately if library material is lost or stolen. To speak with the Circulation manager, borrowers may visit the Check-out Desk at the Library, call (330)569-5489 , or e-mail foytm@hiram.edu. The Circulation staff will assist borrowers in resolving their accounts or direct questions and concerns to the Circulation manager.

Charges for lost and stolen library material are intended to help the Hiram College Library replace the material and make it available for future use. Replacement costs may vary. See the tabs above for a complete list.

Payment by the borrower in no way implies transfer of ownership of library property. Unreturned items remain the property of the library. If the borrower finds and returns the material in good condition after paying for the material, the replacement cost will be refunded or credited.

Borrowing Privileges

Hiram College students, faculty, staff and courtesy borrowers who have current identification cards may borrow books. A current College ID or courtesy card is required for all borrowing transactions.

OhioLINK institution members may borrow materials by presenting their Institution ID card at the Ask Here Desk at Hiram Library.

Non OhioLINK visitors may obtain borrowing privileges after donating to the Friends of the Library. Public library cardholders at a SearchOhio public library with a valid card may also borrow materials by presenting their library card at the circulation desk. 

Renewals
Items that have not been requested by another borrower or reached the renewal limit will automatically renew. Items may also be renewed in the My Account function of the library system. Patrons may also renew by bringing materials to the Ask Here Desk. If the books have reached their renewal limit or are very overdue, they must be brought to a library to be checked in.

Learn More

There are literally hundreds of questions that you may be asking yourself as you do research and use the resources available to you from the Hiram College Library. The FAQ page has been created to address some of these questions. Still have questions? Contact us at library@hiram.edu.

We’d love to learn more about whatever question you think we should answer and put on the website. This is your chance to help current and future students and faculty at Hiram!