Library Cards

Library Cards | Check-Out Policies | Lost Material Policies

Applying for a Library card

A library card provides access to the local Graham library collection and to the library's online resources. Policies for checking out materials and lost materials are listed below. The library barcode is used as a login ID for library resources. It can be found on the bottom edge of the front of the TBC ID or on the front side of all other types of library cards. It is used to login into the library catalog in order to check library account information and to request interlibrary loans. When off-campus, is it also used to login to library databases. For more information, see Connecting off-campus.

Student Library Cards

Students are issued TBC ID/library cards at registration time of their first semester at Trinity Bible College and they are valid until graduation or withdrawal from Trinity. A current TBC ID/library card must be presented to check out materials or use reserve items. Use of a TBC ID/library card to check out material constitutes an agreement to comply with all policies and conditions in the library handbook.

Faculty and Administrator Library Cards

Faculty and administrators are issued TBC ID/library cards upon employment by Trinity Bible College. Upon departure (in good standing) from the college, faculty or administrators may request to have their library privileges extended.

Staff Library Cards

Trinity Staff are issued TBC ID/library cards upon employment by Trinity Bible College. Staff members must present their cards when checking out material. Upon departure (in good standing) from the college, staff members may request to have their library privileges extended.

Family Member Library Cards

Any student, faculty, administrator or staff may request additional library cards for immediate family members. The student, faculty, administrator or staff is responsible for any charges incurred with the use of these cards. These cards are valid only as long as the student retains student status and the faculty, administrator or staff is employed by Trinity Bible College.

Local Patron Individual Library Cards

Local patrons may purchase an individual library card for $5.00. A current e-mail address must be provided when obtaining a card. The card is good for one year from issue date.

Local Patron Family Library Cards

Local patrons may purchase a family library card for $10.00. A current e-mail address must be provided when obtaining a card. The card is good for one year from issue date. Additional library cards may be requested for family members. The adult who purchases the card is responsible for any charges incurred with the use of these additional cards.

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Check-Out Policies

Four (4) Week Loan Notices

When material is not returned by the day after the due date, second, third, and final overdue notices are then sent over the course of the next 30 days or until the material is returned.

Seven (7) Day, Reserve and Overnight Loan Notices

When material is not returned by the day after the due date, a final overdue notice is sent the following morning.

Renewals

Patrons are encouraged to renew their material online before the due date. A 24-hour waiting period is required before returned overdue material can be checked out by the same patron. The material must be returned to the library and will be re-shelved.

Returns

Please return all items to the library circulation desk during our business hours. Do not return library material through the Trinity post office.

ILL Loan Notices

When ILL material is not returned by the day after the due date, second and final overdue notices are then sent over the next two weeks or until the material is returned.

Fall & Spring Terms End of Semester Loan Notices

Courtesy loan notices are distributed via e-mail the first day of finals. Any material not returned by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of finals will be considered lost.

X-Treme Week Loan Notices

Courtesy loan notices are distributed via e-mail Friday morning of X-Treme Week. Any material checked out by students during X-Treme Week has regular checkout loan periods.

May & June Terms Loan Notices

Courtesy loan notices are distributed via e-mail the day before finals. Any material not returned by 5:00 p.m. on the day of finals will be considered lost.

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Lost Material Policies

Lost Material

Overdue material not returned by 5:00pm the day a final notice is sent is considered lost, the Business Office is notified, and a bill for replacement costs is sent to the student the following morning.

Replacement Charges

When material is considered lost, a non-refundable $5.00 per item penalty and no less than a $50.00 per item replacement charge is placed on the student’s account If the material is returned or replaced with a copy of equal or greater value within 30 days of the billing notice, the replacement charges will be reversed.

Library Account Blocks

Blocks are removed from student library accounts after lost material is returned, replaced with a copy of equal or greater value or charges have been paid to Student Accounts. All charges must be paid at the Business Office.

Withholding of Grades

A student’s grades, transcripts and/or diploma are held until overdue material is returned, replaced with a copy of equal or greater value or charges are paid to Student Accounts.

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