Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Borrowing
Ramsey Library's borrowing policies and procedures for OLLI members are outlined below.
To check out materials, please bring your OneCard to the Circulation Services Desk on the main floor of Ramsey Library.
Please note that Olli Members may only check out up to 10 total items at one time.
|Format||Loan Period||# of Renewals||Checkout Limits|
|CDs & DVDs||7 Days||1||10 CDs, 5 DVDs|
|Reference Materials||In-house Use||Non-Renewable||NA|
|Government Documents||30 Days||2||10|
|Curriculum Materials||In-House Use||Non-Renewable||NA|
|ABC Express Books||30 Days||2||10|
|ABC Express Multimedia||7 Days||1||10 CDs, 5 DVDs|
|Group Study Rooms||Room 215 Only||1||1|
1: Course reserves can check out for 2 hours, 3 hours, 1 day or 7 days, based on the preference of the professor.
2: Daily Audio/Visual devices: Camcorders, Tripods, Microphones, Projectors, Projector Screens, Calculators.
3: Hourly Audio/Visual devices: Laptops, Headphones, Optical Drives.
Please note that only 10 total items may be checked out at one time.
Materials can be renewed at the Ramsey Library Circulation Services Desk, or online.
To renew materials online:
Some materials cannot be renewed. Materials cannot be renewed if:
If you have exceeded an item's max renewals and require additional time, please bring the item to the Circulation Services Desk where a staff member can assist you. Ramsey Library is unable to renew materials over the phone.
Books may be returned to either the Circulation Services Desk or one of the two library bookdrops. Our campus bookdrop is located outside of Zeis Hall, in parking lot 25. Our other bookdrop is located outside the front entrance of the library.
DVDs, CDs & technology equipment must be returned to the Circulation Desk. These items should never be placed in outside bookdrops.
|Format||Grace Period||Fines||Replacement Fees|
|Books||4 days||$0.20 per day||$75|
|CDs & DVDs||1 day||$0.20 for CDs, $1 for DVDs per day||$150|
|Periodicals||1 day||$1 per day||$25|
|Government Documents||4 days||$0.20 per day||$75|
|ABC Express Books||4 days||$0.20 per day||$60|
|ABC Express Multimedia||1 day||$1 per day||$60|
|Group Study Rooms||10 minutes||$2 per hour||$25|
1: Course Reserves have a grace period of either 1 day or 10 minutes, depending on whether the reserve checks out daily or hourly.
Course reserves have fines of $1 per day or $1 per hour, depending on whether the reserve checks out daily or hourly.
Please note, OLLI borrowing privileges will be blocked when fines/fees owed reach $75.00 or more.
Borrowing notices for OLLI members are sent via email. It is the responsibility of the patron to ensure that we have the correct email address in our system. Not receiving an email is not an acceptable reason for Ramsey Library to waive a fine. If you are not receiving borrowing notices and would like to, please contact the Circulation Services Desk at 828-251-6336.
Items which are not returned 75 days after they are due will be billed, listed as lost, and the replacement cost will be charged to the borrower. If desired, a patron can replace a lost or damaged item with an exact copy of the borrowed item, pending the appropriate subject bibliographer's approval. To replace a lost item with a purchased copy:
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Circulation Services Desk or the phone number listed above.
Printing, Copying and Scanning
OLLI members who are wishing to print and make copies in Ramsey Library may do so by purchasing a Visitor Copy Card from Ramsey Library's Circulation Services Desk. OLLI members may add additional funds to their Visitor Copy Card in the Onecard Office, located in Highsmith Union. Printing and copying costs are $.05 a page for black and white, $.10 a page for color. Ramsey Library accepts cash, check and credit/debit cards as payment. Our scanning services scan to an email address and are free.
OLLI members should note that they will be unable to access the full range of Ramsey Library's databases remotely. Full database access is available in-house. Some databases may be accessible through NC Live. Please contact Research Services with any questions regarding database access.