A borrower may renew all regular loans- in person at the service desk, by calling 717-531-8626, or on the CAT online (authenticate using their Penn State Access Account).
Materials are subject to recall after the current borrower has had them for seven days.
All materials are subject to recall if another borrower needs them or if a faculty member wishes to place them on reserve for a course.
The Library will allow an additional ten days for use after it sends a recall notice. After ten days, overdue fees will be assessed at the rate of $3.00 a day.
The Reserve Collection, including current editions of most basic medical textbooks, is located at the service desk. Current editions of many textbooks are available for 2 hour checkout in or out of the library.
Overnight checkout is permitted for registered HMC/PSU library users.
Reserve Collection items must be returned by opening of the Library the next day or there will be a fine of $3.00 per hour thereafter until the item has been returned. Items may also be dropped in the overnight box.
SPECIAL PERMISSION LOANS/NON-CIRCULATING ITEMS
Materials that are not usually checked out, such as unbound periodicals, reference books and the medical history collection may be borrowed by special permission.
Special permission materials must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.
Materials returned after the special permission due date and time are subject to daily fines.
Videos are subject to a fine of $3/day, to a maximum of $30.
These fines begin to accrue the moment the material is due back to the library.
After 30 days, the library presume the material is lost and bill the borrower the cost of the item and a $25 processing fee, plus the overdue fees.
Borrowers are responsible for fines that accrue on videos that are renewed after their due date.
DELAY IN RESPONSE TO A RECALL NOTICE
Recalled material is $3/day to a maximum of $30 (reached on the tenth calendar day late).
These fines begin to accrue the day after the recall due date (11 calendar days after the library send the recall notice).
After 30 days, the library presumes the material to be lost and will bill the borrower the cost of the item, a $25 processing fee, plus the overdue fees.