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Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing - Alumni

Alumni have borrowing privileges at RVCC. In order to borrow from the library, alumni must first go to the Alumni Office and fill out a form to receive an alumni card. When the form has been processed by the Alumni Office, you can come to the library and will be issued a library card.

Loan Periods

Material Type # of Items Loan Period Renewals (Period) Fines Recall Fines Maximum Fines per Item Replacement Cost1
Books(Circulating) 10 28 days 3 (14 days) - $1.00/day $5.00 $45.00
Reference Books - - - -   - -
Interlibrary Loan2 - - - -   - see footnote

1Cost stated is the default cost.  Actual cost may vary by item and does not include mandatory $15 processing fee.

2Interlibrary loan period and fees are determined by the lending library and will vary by item.

Overdue Charges

Late fines of $1.00 per day will be applied to an alumni patron's account for books returned after the due date if they have been requested by another patron. Patrons will receive five overdue notices, indicating which books are checked out. If a book checked out to an alumni patron is requested by another patron, the alumni patron will receive a notice and a reminder, indicating which of the books they checked out have been recalled. Replacement and processing fees will be applied for any unreturned books and the patron will receive a bill. This results in a Hold being placed on the patron’s library account. Borrowing privileges are suspended until the books are returned and the overdue fines paid, or until the patron pays lost book fees.

If an alumni patron has fines which have been left unpaid for over a year, or are in excess of $5.00, or has a lost book, they must pay the fines before borrowing additional books.