Wyndham Robertson Library

Library : Borrowing and Use Policies

Borrowing and Use Policies

Welcome to Wyndham Robertson Library! To help us maintain an effective and enjoyable working environment for the Hollins community, use of the library and its resources is contingent upon your agreement with the following principles:

  • Respect others, do not engage in disruptive behavior. Disruptive behavior is behavior that interferes with or disrupts anyone’s ability to learn or work in the library.
  • Be responsible, if you bring children under the age of 12 into the library, do not leave them unsupervised.
  • Respect library materials, treat them with care so that others may enjoy them.
  • We welcome all service animals; please do not bring non-service animals into the library.
  • Flyers and posters should be submitted to library staff, for posting in the Coffee Commons and by the ground floor elevator entrance. Any marketing materials found elsewhere in the building will be recycled.

Who may borrow Library materials?

  • Hollins University students
  • Roanoke College students

How do I obtain borrowing privileges?

Present current, valid identification at the Library circulation desk. Valid forms of identification:

  • Hollins University ID card
  • Roanoke College ID card

What if the item is not on the shelf?

Please report the missing item to our staff: we will hunt for the item and notify you if it is found. You may wish to consult with one of our librarians to find additional material on the subject or place an Interlibrary Loan Request.

What are the loan periods?

ITEM TYPE LOAN PERIOD MAX ITEMS CHECKED OUT
Books Undergrads: 4 weeks + 8 renewals
Grad Students: 4 months
Undergrads: 50
Grad Students: 50
DVD, VHS & other media 7 days + 1 renewal 3
Class Reserves
Note:
some items are in-library use only
  • 2 hours / 1 day / 3 days / 7 days
  • Renewal in-person
  • Some 2-hour Reserves may be checked out overnight shortly before closing
2
Books from Roanoke College Library 4 weeks + 1 renewal Undergrads: 50
Grad Students: 50
DVD/VHS from Roanoke College Library 7 days + 1 renewal 3

Materials in some collections, such as Reference and Special Collections, do not circulate.

Where do I return materials?

Materials can be returned to the library or the outside book return.

May I renew materials?

Items may be renewed online; see the Loan Period chart above for number of renewals allowed for books, films, etc. Note: items borrowed from Roanoke College can only be renewed once and may not be recalled.

Interlibrary loan renewal requests must be made through the Interlibrary Loan Department : call 362-6239 or email ILL Services at ill@hollins.edu.

What are the fines for overdue materials?

Books $.25 per day per item; $10 maximum per item
Recalled Items $1 per day per item; $20 maximum per item
In-library and Overnight Reserve $.50 per hour per item; $20 maximum per item
Two Day Reserves $1 per day per item; $20 maximum per item
Videos, Sound Recordings $1 per day per item; $9 maximum per item.

What are the charges for lost or damaged materials?

In-print materials Default rate of $50.00 plus a $15.00 non-refundable late charge/processing and billing fee ;or the replacement cost as listed in BIP, Ulrich's, Whitaker's, etc.
Out of print books Price listed by out-of-print book dealer or average cost of Hollins Library titles purchased in the subject area.
Interlibrary Loan Replacement charges are set by the lending institution.
Other materials Original cost or actual cost of comparable item plus a processing charge.

Borrowing privileges, including Interlibrary Loan will be temporarily suspended when library charges reach $50.00.  To restore privileges, library charges may be cleared at the circulation desk, by returning the items and paying any fines. However, accounts referred to the Business Office must be settled there.

Refunds may not be offered for lost items returned after the charges have been sent to the Business Office. Prompt response to courtesy notices and bills from the Library will avoid fines,  and any subsequent suspensions or lost book charges.

Virginia Cooperative Borrowing Program (VIVA)

Current Hollins students, faculty and staff may borrow materials on-site from Virginia college and university libraries participating in the cooperative borrowing program sponsored by VIVA, the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Which schools are participating?
Click here for a list of lending libraries.

How does it work?
To borrow materials, present your Hollins I.D. and fill out a borrowing application at the library you are visiting. You may be asked to log into my.hollins to prove your current status.

How many items may you borrow, and for how long? What are the fines for late returns?
These rules are determined by each lending library, and will vary from school to school. Note that late fees and fines will apply until materials are received by the library that lent them to you (see below), and unpaid fees may be billed to your Hollins account.

Where should items be returned?
You are responsible for returning items at the lending library, or at Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins. Note: if you return items at Hollins, you must return them at least one week before the due date, to give our staff the time needed to ship them back to the lending library. If you return them later, you may incur late fines or fees.

What if an item is lost or damaged? You are responsible for paying for any lost or damaged items. Fees are determined by the lending library, and you must contact them to make arrangements for replacement or reimbursement.

Whom do I contact with questions about these policies?

Our Circulation Coordinator is Karen Ryan, (540)362-6090, email: ryankj@hollins.edu.

Welcome to Wyndham Robertson Library! To help us maintain an effective and enjoyable working environment for the Hollins community, use of the library and its resources is contingent upon your agreement with the following principles:

  • Respect others, do not engage in disruptive behavior. Disruptive behavior is behavior that interferes with or disrupts anyone’s ability to learn or work in the library.
  • Be responsible, if you bring children under the age of 12 into the library, do not leave them unsupervised.
  • Respect library materials, treat them with care so that others may enjoy them.
  • We welcome all service animals; please do not bring non-service animals into the library.
  • Flyers and posters should be submitted to library staff, for posting in the Coffee Commons and by the ground floor elevator entrance. Any marketing materials found elsewhere in the building will be recycled.

Who may borrow Library materials?

  • Hollins University faculty and staff
  • Roanoke College faculty and staff

How do I obtain borrowing privileges?

Present current, valid identification at the Library circulation desk. Valid forms of identification:

  • Hollins University faculty or staff ID card
  • Roanoke College ID card

What if the item is not on the shelf?

Please report the missing item to our staff: we will hunt for the item and notify you if it is found. You may wish to consult with one of our librarians to find additional material on the subject or place an Interlibrary Loan Request.

What are the loan periods?

ITEM TYPE LOAN PERIOD MAX ITEMS CHECKED OUT
Books 4 months + 8 renewals 100
DVD, VHS & other media 7 days + 1 renewal  
Class Reserves
Note:
some items are in-library use only
  • 2 hours / 1 day / 3 days / 7 days
  • Renewal in-person
  • Some 2-hour Reserves may be checked out overnight shortly before closing
2
Books from Roanoke College Library 4 months + 1 renewal 100
DVD/VHS from Roanoke College Library 7 days + 1 renewal  

Materials in some collections, such as Reference and Special Collections, do not circulate.

Where do I return materials?

Materials can be returned to the library or the outside book return.

May I renew materials?

Items may be renewed online; see the Loan Period chart above for number of renewals allowed for books, films, etc. Note: items borrowed from Roanoke College can only be renewed once and may not be recalled.

Interlibrary loan renewal requests must be made through the Interlibrary Loan Department : call 362-6239 or email us at ill@hollins.edu.

What are the charges for lost or damaged materials?

In-print materials Default rate of $50.00 plus a $15.00 non-refundable late charge/processing and billing fee ;or the replacement cost as listed in BIP, Ulrich's, Whitaker's, etc.
Out of print books Price listed by out-of-print book dealer or average cost of Hollins Library titles purchased in the subject area.
Interlibrary Loan Replacement charges are set by the lending institution.
Other materials Original cost or actual cost of comparable item plus a processing charge.

Refunds may not be offered for lost items returned after the charges have been sent to the Business Office. Prompt response to courtesy notices and bills from the Library will avoid fines, and any subsequent suspensions or lost book charges.

Virginia Cooperative Borrowing Program (VIVA)

Current Hollins students, faculty and staff may borrow materials on-site from Virginia college and university libraries participating in the cooperative borrowing program sponsored by VIVA, the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Which schools are participating?
Click here for a list of lending libraries.

How does it work?
To borrow materials, present your Hollins I.D. and fill out a borrowing application at the library you are visiting. You may be asked to log into my.hollins to prove your current status.

How many items may you borrow, and for how long? What are the fines for late returns?
These rules are determined by each lending library, and will vary from school to school. Note that late fees and fines will apply until materials are received by the library that lent them to you (see below), and unpaid fees may be billed to your Hollins account.

Where should items be returned?
You are responsible for returning items at the lending library, or at Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins. Note: if you return items at Hollins, you must return them at least one week before the due date, to give our staff the time needed to ship them back to the lending library. If you return them later, you may incur late fines or fees.

What if an item is lost or damaged? You are responsible for paying for any lost or damaged items. Fees are determined by the lending library, and you must contact them to make arrangements for replacement or reimbursement.

Whom do I contact with questions about these policies?

Our Circulation Coordinator is Karen Ryan, (540)362-6090, email: ryankj@hollins.edu.

Welcome to Wyndham Robertson Library! To help us maintain an effective and enjoyable working environment for the Hollins community, use of the library and its resources is contingent upon your agreement with the following principles:

  • Respect others, do not engage in disruptive behavior. Disruptive behavior is behavior that interferes with or disrupts anyone’s ability to learn or work in the library.
  • Be responsible, if you bring children under the age of 12 into the library, do not leave them unsupervised.
  • Respect library materials, treat them with care so that others may enjoy them.
  • We welcome all service animals; please do not bring non-service animals into the library.
  • Flyers and posters should be submitted to library staff, for posting in the Coffee Commons and by the ground floor elevator entrance. Any marketing materials found elsewhere in the building will be recycled.

Who may borrow Library materials?

How do I obtain borrowing privileges?

Present current, valid identification at the Library circulation desk. Valid forms of identification:

What if the item is not on the shelf?

Please report the missing item to our staff: we will hunt for the item and notify you if it is found. Or, you may wish to consult with one of our librarians to find additional material on the subject.

What are the loan periods?

ITEM TYPE LOAN PERIOD MAX ITEMS CHECKED OUT
Books 4 weeks + 1 renewal 4
DVD, VHS & other media 1 week + 1 renewal 1

Materials in some collections, such as Reference and Special Collections, do not circulate.

Where do I return materials?

Materials can be returned to the library or the outside book return.

May I renew materials?

Items may be renwed in person, or by calling the library at 540-362-6591. See the Loan Period chart above for number of renewals allowed for books, films, etc.

What are the fines for overdue materials?

Books $.25 cents per day per item; $10 maximum per item
Recalled Items $1 per day per item; $20 maximum per item
Videos, Sound Recordings $1 per day per item; $9 maximum per item

What are the charges for lost or damaged materials?

In-print materials Default rate of $50.00 plus a $15.00 non-refundable late charge/processing and billing fee ;or the replacement cost as listed in BIP, Ulrich's, Whitaker's, etc.
Out of print books Price listed by out-of-print book dealer or average cost of Hollins Library titles purchased in the subject area.
Other materials Original cost or actual cost of comparable item plus a processing charge.

Borrowing privileges will be temporarily suspended when library charges reach $50.00.  To restore privileges, library charges may be cleared at the circulation desk, by returning the items and paying any fines.

Refunds may not be offered for lost items returned after the charges have been sent to the Business Office. Prompt response to courtesy notices and bills from the Library will avoid fines,  and any subsequent suspensions or lost book charges.

VIVA Cooperative Borrowing Program

Direct on-site borrowing of Hollins books and films is available to current students and faculty who are visiting Hollins, from colleges and universities participating in the cooperative borrowing program sponsored by VIVA, the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Click here for a list of participating schools.

How to apply:
Please present your current college or university I.D. at our library’s first floor Circulation desk, and fill out a guest borrower application. You may be asked to log into your school’s online directory, or present other proof of your current status.

How many items may be checked out, for how long?

  • 10 books may be checked out for 28 days, with 1 possible renewal.
  • 3 films or other media may be checked out for 28 days, with renewals TBD.

How should items be returned?
You may return items to our library, or to the library at your college or university. Note: if you return items at your college or university, you must return them at least one week before the due date, to give staff the time needed to ship them back to Hollins. If you return them later, you may incur late fines.

What are the charges for late or non-returned items?
See our Borrowing Policies page for late fines and replacement charges. Wyndham Robertson Library will withhold borrowing privileges from any patron who does not comply with our borrowing policies and procedures.

Whom do I contact with questions about these policies?

Our Circulation Coordinator is Karen Ryan, (540)362-6090, email: ryankj@hollins.edu.

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