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Borrowing Privileges - Alumni

Eligibility

  • Any alumnus/alumna of Dartmouth College (including undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools) or their widows/widowers.

Registration

  • Register at the Circulation Desk in Baker-Berry Library.
  • Positive identification (current drivers license or passport) is required to register.
  • There is no registration fee for Dartmouth Alumni.
  • A library card valid for one year is issued at registration. Registrations must be renewed annually. Privileges cannot be renewed until all fines and other obligations have been cleared.
  • The card is non-transferable and may be used only by the person to whom it was issued.
  • The library card establishes eligibility for the services described below and must be presented when requested by a library staff member.

Library Access

  • Onsite access is offered to all collections in all Dartmouth libraries, with a valid library card.

Digital Library for Alumni

  • The Dartmouth College Library is pleased to offer the following service, the Digital Library for Alumni. The Digital Library for Alumni provides access to the many online databases and resources.  The list of resources available to alumni can be found here.

Borrowing Privileges

  • Loan period is 28 days, unless otherwise specified by the individual library.
  • There is a 25-book limit for Alumni patrons.

Recalls

  • Any registered user may recall material that is currently checked out. ALL materials, checked out by ANY patron, are subject to recall.
  • You may request a recall at the Circulation Desk. We will notify the current user the following day that this item now has a new, earlier, due date. Once it has been returned, we will send you a Hold Pick-up Notice, letting you know that the item is on the hold shelf at the Circulation Desk.
  • Each user is entitled to keep an item for a minimum amount of time, calculated from the original check outdate, before it is eligible for recall:

                  Books - 14 days

                  Journals - 1 day

  • Exception: Items recalled by the Reserve Services Desk are due back to the Circulation Desk IMMEDIATELY.  Resource sharing ( BorrowDirect and DartDoc ) items are due back within 5 days. Failure to return resource sharing recalled items promptly may result in blocked library privileges.
  • If you receive a recall notice, it will name a new due date. The item must be returned to the Circulation Desk by that date, or overdue fines will be charged. Overdue fines on recalled items are $1.00 per day, per item.
  • Recalled items CANNOT be renewed.
  • This recall policy remains in effect throughout the year, INCLUDING INTERSESSION. To avoid overdue fines and /or blocked accounts return your books before you leave campus.

Overdue and Recall Fines

  • Overdue fines for books are generally 10¢ per day. Overdue fines will be charged for late renewals.
  • Late respondents to recall notices are charged $1 per day per item.

Renewals

  • Most library materials may be renewed up to three times via phone, email, Internet, mail, or in person. They do not have to be returned to the library.
  • Exceptions include recalled materials, course reserve materials, and non-print materials from the Jones Media Center and other collections. These materials must be physically returned to the library and may be eligible to be checked out a second time if another patron is not waiting for the material.
  • For more information and contact information for each Dartmouth Library: Renewals

Unreturned Materials

  • Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out to them.
  • Any materials not returned, lost, or stolen, must be replaced.
  • Replacement includes the cost of the book, a billing fee of $15.00, and a processing fee of $25.00.
  • If a book is lost or stolen, the library should be notified immediately to stop the accrual of fines and start the replacement procedure.
  • If the book is found and returned to the library, the replacement and processing fees will be refunded, but the billing fee of $15.00 will not.

DartDoc (Interlibrary Loan)

  • Materials that Dartmouth does not own may be obtained from other institutions through DartDoc.
  • This service costs a minimum of $16 per transaction (more if Dartmouth's costs for the transaction are higher). Payment should be arranged at the time the item is picked up.
  • First priority is always given to members of the Dartmouth community.

Borrow Direct

Reference Services

  • Reference service is available in all libraries at no charge. Availability depends on staffing levels and demands for services. First priority is always given to members of the Dartmouth community.

Educational Services

  • Services such as tours, orientation, and workshops may be available. Consult with the appropriate library to determine availability.

Digital Library for Alumni

  • The Dartmouth College Library is pleased to offer the following service, the Digital Library for Alumni. The Digital Library for Alumni provides access to the many online databases and resources.  The list of resources available to alumni can be found here.

Last Updated: 10/6/16