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Find information on accessing your library account on My Library Account. Have questions? Contact the circulation desk.

All transactions relating to borrowing materials are handled at the circulation desk including: checking out and returning general circulating and reserve materials, paying fines and charges for overdue/lost items, and renewing/placing holds on items. Students are allowed to checkout a maximum of 30 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL.  Materials are available to Lindenwood University students, faculty, and staff and can be checked out using a Lindenwood University I.D. or with any photo I.D. Patrons of MOBIUS institutions may also check out items using their institution's I.D. or another photo I.D. and having their university I.D. number.

Lindenwood Library Claims Returned Policy

If you returned an item to Lindenwood Library and it still appears checked out on your account, please contact Lindenwood Library’s Information Desk at 636-949-4820 or lucirc@lindenwood.edu immediately. Please double check your belongings and library staff will continue to search for the missing item. If the item is not found and is deemed lost, the borrowing patron will be held responsible for replacement costs and processing fees. Adjustments will be determined as needed.

Lindenwood Library Billed Item Policy

Once the item is billed, if the item(s) are returned within one year of the due date and in good condition, the charges will be reduced from the replacement charge to applicable overdue fine(s). Once the item(s) has been due for one year, the item can no longer be returned for credit.

Checkout Limits

Lindenwood University Undergraduate/Graduate/Staff

Lindenwood University Books

  • 4 Week Loan Period
  • Renewable 2 Times for four weeks
    • Renewals declined if item has a hold on it
    • May be Recalled
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged at $65 or Book cost plus $15 Processing fee
  • Max of 30 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL

Lindenwood Videos

  • 1 Week Loan Period
  • 1 Renewal of 1 Week
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged $115
  • Max of 30 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL

Lindenwood University Doctoral Students

Lindenwood University Books

  • Loan Period: Until the end of the Semester
  • No Renewals.
    • If items are still needed by patron, patron must bring books back into the library to be checked in and checked back out.
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged at $65 or Book cost plus $15 Processing fee
  • Max of 30 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL

Lindenwood Videos

  • 1 Week Loan Period
  • 1 Renewal of 1 Week
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged $115
  • Max of 30 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL

Lindenwood University Faculty

Lindenwood University Books

  • Loan Period: Until the end of the Semester
  • No Renewals.
    • If items are still needed by patron, patron must bring books back into the library to be checked in and checked back out.
  • No Fines
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged at $65 or Book cost plus $15 Processing fee
  • A combined total of 100 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items, with a 30-item checkout limit on MOBIUS and Prospector items.

Lindenwood Videos

  • 2 Week Loan Period
  • 1 Renewal of 1 Week
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged $115
  • Max of 100 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL

Lindenwood University Alumni

Lindenwood University Books

  • 4 Week Loan Period
  • Renewable 2 Times for four weeks
    • Renewals declined if item has a hold on it
    • May be Recalled
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged at $65 or Book cost plus $15 Processing fee
  • Max of 10 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL

Lindenwood Videos

  • 1 Week Loan Period
  • 1 Renewal of 1 Week
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged $115
  • Max of 30 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL

MOBIUS/Prospector

MOBIUS Materials

  • 4 Week Loan Period
  • Renewable 2 Times for four weeks
    • Renewals declined if item has a hold on it
    • May be Recalled
  • No fines added up to 22 days overdue
    • 28 days overdue is $20 if the loaning library has not been paid for the non-returned item.  If the loaning library has been paid, the patron’s charges stand and the patron owns the book.
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged at $120
  • 30 for faculty and doctoral students; 20 for undergrad and graduate students

Prospector Materials

  • 3 Week Loan Period
  • Renewable 1 Times for 3 weeks
  • No fines added up to 29 days overdue
    • 30 days overdue is $35 if the loaning library has not been paid for the non-returned item.  If the loaning library has been paid, the patron’s charges stand and the patron owns the book.
  • Billed at 30 Days overdue
    • Charged at $110
  • Max of 30 combined items from Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL
  • 1 Renewal of 1 Week
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged $115
  • 30 for faculty and doctoral students; 20 for undergrad and graduate students

ILL

ILL Materials

  • Varies. Due date is written on book band
  • Must contact Carl Hubenschmidt to request a renewal
  • Fined $.25 per day late up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 Days overdue
    • Charged at $65 
  • A combined total of 30 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for undergrad students, graduate students, and staff. A combined total of 100 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for faculty.

Ebooks/Audiobooks

eMO eBooks (Ebsco)

  • 7 days
  • No renewals. The eBook automatically becomes un-viewable at the end of loan period.
  • No Checkout Limit

eBrary eBooks

  • 7 days
  • No renewals. The eBook automatically becomes un-viewable at the end of loan period.
  • 10

e-Magazines (Overdrive)

  • 7 days
  • Unlimited renewals until the next issue becomes available and the current issue is automatically deleted.
  • 20 Issues

eBooks (Overdrive)

  • 2 weeks
  • No renewals. The eBook automatically becomes un-viewable at the end of loan period.
  • 10 Checkouts and 5 holds

Audiobooks (Overdrive)

  • 2 weeks
  • No renewals. The eBook automatically becomes un-viewable at the end of loan period.
  • 10 Checkouts and 5 holds

 

Games

Board and Card Games

  • 1 Day Loan period
  • 1 renewal of 1 day
  • Due 2 hours after open of the next day
  • Fined at $2 per hour(1 hour grace period)
  • Fine continues without max limit
  • Billed at $5 if parts are missing or damaged
    • Charged $60 if game is not returned or is in unplayable condition
  • Limit two games at one time

Video Games

  • 1 day loan period
  • 1 renewal of 1 day
  • Fined at $.50 per day to a maximum of $10 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 days late
    • Charged $110
  • Limit two games at one time
  • Limited to Lindenwood students, staff, and faculty

Reserves

Hourly Reserves

  • Varies as allowed by instructor. Period listed on book.
  • No renewals
  • $2 per hour (1 hour grace period)
  • Fine continues without max limit. 
  • A combined total of 30 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for undergrad students, graduate students, and staff. A combined total of 100 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for faculty.

Other Reserves (Non-hourly)

  • Varies as allowed by instructor. Period listed on book.
  • No renewals
  • $2 per day up to $14
  • Billed at 30 days overdue. Patron is charged $65 as default (or cost of book plus $15 processing fee)
  • A combined total of 30 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for undergrad students, graduate students, and staff. A combined total of 100 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for faculty.

Special Collections

Special Collections/Displays

  • 4 Week Loan Period
  • Renewable 2 Times for four weeks
    • Renewals declined if item has a hold on it
    • May be Recalled
  • $.25 per day up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 days overdue.
    • Patron is charged $65 as default (or cost of book plus $15 processing fee)
  • A combined total of 30 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for undergrad students, graduate students, and staff. A combined total of 100 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for faculty.

Government Docs/Theses

  • 4 Week Loan Period
  • Renewable 1 Times for 3 weeks
  • $.25 per day up to $5 (2 day grace period)
  • Billed at 28 days overdue.
    • Patron is charged $65 as default (or cost of book plus $15 processing fee)
  • A combined total of 30 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for undergrad students, graduate students, and staff. A combined total of 100 Lindenwood, MOBIUS, Prospector, and ILL items for faculty.

Laptop Rental

Laptop/Laptop Chargers/Headphones

  • Due back the same day before the Library Closes
  • No renewals. Patron can checkout the item again the following day for a same day checkout.
  • $10 per hour (1 hour grace period). Note: Chargers billed separately
  • Fine continues with $900 max limit.
  • Patron is allowed to checkout 3 total items from the laptop cart.

Non-Circulating Items

Dissertations

  • Do Not Circulate

Journals

  • Do Not Circulate

Recalled Items

Recalled Items

  • Unable to renew
  • Fined at $2.00 per day (grace period of 7 days)
  • Billed at 28 days overdue.
    • Patron is charged $65 as default (or cost of book plus $15 processing fee)
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