Borrowing Privileges Faculty, Staff and Administrators

All Faculty, Staff and Administrators have borrowing privileges at the Evelyn. S. Field Library. The College I.D. card serves as their library card. College I.D. cards may be obtained at the library, or in the Student Activities Office. This card must be presented to checkout library materials. This is to ensure prompt and accurate service. In addition, only the owner of the card will be allowed to make library transactions.

Loan Periods
Material Type Max # of Items* Loan Period
Circulating Books 30 28 days
Circulating DVDs/Videos 3 7 days
Audiobooks 3 28 days
Music CDs/CD-ROMS 3 7 days
Periodicals 10 7 days
Maps 30 28 days
Interlibrary Loan Material - -
  • * Employees may only checkout a maximum of 30 items at one time. In addition, only 3 media items may be checked out at one time. This includes a combination of videos, DVDs, Audiobooks, CDs and CD-ROMS.
  • Faculty who need books for the entire semester may request a semester loan at the time of checkout.
  • Interlibrary Loan Material is subject to the lending libraries’ borrowing policies.

My Library Account

Faculty, Staff, and Administrators may access their library account online at http://catalog.somerset.lib.nj.us/patroninfo~S9. To login into your account, type in the 14-digit barcode displayed on your College I.D. The pin default will be the last four digits of your telephone number. You may need to call the library to have it activated. My Library Account will display current items that are checked out and when they are due back in the library. You may also renew your checked out items online, as well as place and view holds on items.

If you have any questions regarding the Faculty, Staff and Administrator borrowing privileges, contact the Check Out Desk (908) 218-8865 for further details.

Overdue Charges

Faculty, Staff and Administrators do not pay library fines when materials are returned late, unless if it is Interlibrary Loan material. However, if materials are three (3) months or more overdue, and/or the employee has a fine for Interlibrary Loan material, the library may suspend borrowing privileges.

Holds

Holds may be placed on items currently checked out to other patrons. Holds may be placed through the Library Catalog, or by contacting the Check Out Desk (908) 218-8865.

Renewals

Renewals can be requested by phone, at the Check Out Desk, or by using the My Library Account service. Books may be renewed a maximum of three (3) times, each time for an additional two (2) weeks. Renewals may not be allowed on overdue material or on materials that have holds placed on them.

Renewals on Interlibrary Loan material is subject to the renewing policies of the lending library. Please inform the check out desk staff five (5) days before the due date to request a renewal.

DVDs and videos may be renewed once.

Lost or Damaged Items

If library materials are lost or damaged, replacement fees and processing fees are charged to your library account. Replacement fees depend on the item lost/damaged, and processing fees are $15.00 per item.

Another option is to replace the lost/damaged item personally, if a less expensive replacement copy is found and purchased by the employee, provided that the replacement copy is the same exact edition as the original. Processing fees still apply.

Refunds

Refunds are issued when lost books are paid for and then returned, provided that they are returned within three (3) months. Interlibrary Loan Materials (ILL) refunds are subject to lending library policy.

Periodicals and Reference Books

Faculty, Staff and Administrators may checkout periodicals for seven (7) days. The periodical collection is located behind the Check Out Desk. To obtain a periodical, make a request at the Check Out Desk.

Reference books may be available for checkout upon request.

Interlibrary Loan Materials

Faculty, Staff and Administrators may borrow books from other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan Service. This is a free-of-charge service which allows library users to request books and articles from other libraries. Visit the library’s Interlibrary Loan page for complete details.

Allow at least two (2) weeks for delivery of material. Requests are limited to five (5) items a day. Requested material follows the borrowing policies of the lending library. To renew Interlibrary Loan material, contact the Interlibrary Loan Desk (908) 526-1200 x8224 five (5) days before the material is due.

VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Program

The VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment) Reciprocal Borrowing Program allows Faculty, Staff and Administrators to borrow books from other participating libraries directly, bypassing the Interlibrary Loan Service. For more information, contact Chad Peters, Public Services Coordinator at (908) 526-1200 x8224, visit the library’s page on the program, or the main VALE website.

Book Return Locations

All library materials may be returned at any of the following locations on campus:

  1. At the library’s Check Out Desk located on the main floor
  2. In front of the library’s main entrance (accessible when the library is closed)
  3. In front of the college’s entrance located near the Theatre (accessible when the library and the college is closed)

Books borrowed from the RVCC library must be returned to the RVCC library. They may not be returned to a local branch library.

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