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Using the Library: Circulation Policies

A guide to using Thorne Library's resources.

Logging In

In order to log in to your library account, you will need:

Name: (only your last name is necessary)

University ID: (if your ID number starts with a zero, drop the zero . E.g. 041111 would become 41111)


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Contact us!

(740) 397-9000 ex.4240

Summer Library Hours:

Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Circulation Policies

Item Type Loan Period Renewals Late Fees Charge if Lost
Books 21 days 4 renewals $.50 per day $50
DVDs 7 days 2 renewals $1 per day $50
Study Rooms 2 hours

Until reserved

- 1 hour

$1 per hour $100
Periodicals 7 days 2 renewals $1 per hour $50
Course Reserves 2 hours Until reserved
- 1 hour 
$1 per hour $50
Inter-Library Loans 28 days 2 renewals $.50 per day $100
Archives Not available for circulation Not available for circulation Not available for circulation Not available for circulation


Inter-Library Loan


  • If an item is unavailable through OhioLINK or the local MVNU catalog, you may see the option to request it through Inter-Library Loan. This will send a request to your local library staff, who will then identify libraries in the nation (or around the world) that can fulfill your request. There are two categories of materials that can be requested


  • A loan will send a physical copy of the material requested to your local library (Books, Media, etc.). Delivery times vary for these since they may come from anywhere in the nation.


  • If you are requesting an article or section of a book, the lending library can send copies of the material. It is recommended that the requested pages be <20 pages. This will be delivered to you as a digital file via email.

Patron Types

Patron Type Max Items Max Holds Max owed
before account
is locked
Student 50 10 $5.00
Faculty 100 25 $200
Staff 50 10 $200
Guest Patron 25 10 $5.00


Assistant Director of Library


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