The E-card issued to all members of the Eastern Community serves as a library card for the purpose of borrowing materials.
A different library card will be issued on request and at no charge to alumni, area clergy, and members of the Friends of the Library. In the wider community, those who are 18 or older and not otherwise associated with Eastern or a cooperating institution can obtain borrowing privileges by joining the Friends of the Library.
A VALID CARD MUST BE PRESENTED IN ORDER TO BORROW MATERIALS.
Alumni will have access to the library by registering with the Alumni Association. Alumni may borrow books and use any of our databases while on campus. Alumni will have limited off-campus access to databases through Access PA. Ask the reference desk for specific login codes. Alumni do not have access to our subscription databases off campus, or use of the Interlibrary Loan tools or MyAthens.
Materials may be borrowed from the collection for differing periods, depending on the material and the patronâ€™s status.
Books for all Students, Staff, Other- 21 days
Books for Faculty- 90 days
Audiobooks (tapes, CDs, Playaways)- 21 days
Music CDs- 7 days (No renewals)
DVD & VHS- 7 days (No renewals)
- Students may check out 3 non-book media of each type (3 DVDs, 3 CDs, etc.).Â Â Â
- Media is not available for interlibrary loan--either lending or borrowing.
- Other library materials may be renewed twice.
- E-Z Borrow books are permitted only one renewal.
Patron Fines for Overdue Materials:
Books:Â The overdue book fine is $0.25 per day, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Maximum fines reach $20.00 per item.
Media: Fines for audio visual materials also accrue at $0.25 per day, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Maximum fines reach $20.00 per item.
Reserves:Â Fines for overdue reserve materials are $0.25 per hour, including hours the Library is closed. Maximum fine reserve items is $20.00 per item.
Interlibrary Loan: Fines for unreturned interlibrary loan books are $2.00 per day, with a maximum fine of $80.00 per item payable to Eastern University.Â Penalty fee for lost interlibrary loans will be $80.00 per item, as well as cost designated by the lending institution. Interlibrary loan fines and fees will be leived against students, faculty, and administrators.
If a library fine is not paid by the end of the semester, fines will be charges against the student's regular school bill. Overdue notices are sent as soon as material is overdue; failure to receive the notice does not excuse the borrow from responsibility.
Overdue materials will eventually be considered lost and full replacement costs will be charged to the patron's account (see below).
E-Z Borrow Book: Any patron losing a book borrowed from another library incurs special charges.Â The library charges an initial penalty fee of $80.00.Â Any and all charges from the lending library (variable)Â are added to that amount and billed through student accounts.Â Â Interlibrary Loan and E-Z Borrow fines and fees are levied against all patrons.
Patron Costs for Lost Materials:
For lost items, the Warner Library will charge patrons as follows:
Hardcover Book- $60.00
DVD/VHS Tape- $30.00
CD (music or audio book)- $25.00
Interlibrary Loan Books/EZ Borrow- $80.00 plus charges from the lending instutition
Interlibrary Loans (ILL) and E-Z Borrow Requests:
Almost 55 million items, both books and articles, can be obtained.Â To submit requests, visit the library's Interlibrary Loan page.
The library will not process Interlibrary Loan requests for sexually inappropriate materials. Sexually sensitive material may be requested for students when approved by faculty as part of recognized, course specific, academic research.
Requests for class textbooks will not be processed.
RAPID ILL article requests will not be processed if Warner Library already has full-text access to it.
Letters of Introduction:
We are one of the founding libraries of TCLC, the Tri-State College Library Cooperative, a Delaware Valley cooperative of over 44 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.Â Letters of introduction are required for any of our patrons wanting to borrow material directly from other TCLC libraries.Â Such a letter is available from any librarian on request.