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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

Loan rules:

Our current rules for borrowing all our materials can be found in the links above. This includes rules for Hiram College Library materials as well as OhioLINK (which have slightly different rules) and SearchOHIO rules. If you have any questions about our loan rules please contact us.

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

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 21 days 6 21 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

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

OhioLINK Materials Rules

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 through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

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

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** 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 178 days 1 178 days $0 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0 30 $62.50*
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

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

OhioLINK Materials Rules

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 through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

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

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** 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 178 days 2 178 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

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

OhioLINK Materials Rules

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 through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

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

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** 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 depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

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

OhioLINK Materials Rules

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 through the Check Your Library Account option.  OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibraryLoan Rules

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

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** 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 28 days 2 28 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Video (DVD & VHS) 7 days 1 7 days $0.10 per day 30 $62.50*
Reserve - Closed 2 hours 1 2 hours $0.50 per hour 24 hours depends on item
Reserve - 1 Day 1 day 0 0 $0.50 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 3 Day 3 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item
Reserve - 7 Day 7 days 0 0 $1.00 per day 2 days depends on item

* 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 responsibility to determine items have arrived.  You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option. OhioLINK policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Book 21 days 4* 21 days $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **
Media 7 days 0 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $125.00 **

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.
** All but $50 is forgiven if the items is returned after being billed.

 

SearchOhio Materials Rules

SearchOhio is a group of Public Libraries in Ohio that allow OhioLink patrons to borrow from their institutions. You may track them through the Check Your Library Account option.  SearchOhio policies are set by the group and we cannot unilaterally change the policies.

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 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00
Media 7 days 3 0 $0.50 per day 30 days $25.00

* Renewals are not guaranteed and may be denied.

 

InterLibrary Loan Rules

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

Item  Loan Period # of Renewals Period for each Renewal Overdue Fines Days Overdue Before
Declared Lost
Lost Item Replacement Bill
Interlibrary Loan Book variable* variable ** 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.  

Family members of faculty and staff who live in the same household are eligible to check out materials from the Hiram College Library. This page will be updated with more information soon! In the meantime, please contact us for more information. 

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 vary for Hiram College’s material. OhioLINK items have a replacement cost of $100.00 and a $20.00 processing fee.

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 I.D. or courtesy card is required for all borrowing transactions.

OhioLINK institution members may borrow materials by presenting their Institution ID card at the circulation 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 may be renewed in the My Catalog function of the library system. Patrons may also renew by bringing materials to the Library Circulation desk. Telephone renewals are not accepted. If the books have reached their renewal limit or are very overdue, they must be brought to a library to be checked in.

Get Additional Information

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 and help educate you on how the library works. 

However, we would also like to hear from you about what questions we haven't answered for you yet! Contact us directly at library@hiram.edu 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!