Ramsey Library's borrowing policies and procedures for students are outlined below.
Students wishing to check out materials from the library must be currently enrolled. To check out materials, please bring your OneCard to the Circulation Services Desk on the main floor of Ramsey Library.
|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||500|
|Curriculum Materials||30 Days||2||500|
|ABC Express Books||30 Days||2||500|
|ABC Express Multimedia||7 Days||1||10 CDs, 5 DVDs|
|Daily Audio/Visual2||3 Days||1||1 per item|
|Hourly Audio/Visual3||3 Hours||1||1 per item|
|Group Study Rooms||3 Hours||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.
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|
|Curriculum Materials||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|
|Interlibrary Loan||4 days||$0.20 per day||$100|
|Daily Audio/Visual2||1 day||$1 per day||Varies|
|Hourly Audio/Visual3||10 minutes||$1 per hour||Varies|
|Laptops||10 minutes||$2 per hour||$2000|
|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.
2: Daily Audio/Visual Replacement Fees: Camcorders - $650, Tripods - $100, Microphones - $150, Projectors - $700
3: Hourly Audio/Visual Replacement Fees: Calculators - $150, Headphones - $25, Optical Drives - $30
Please note, student borrowing privileges will be blocked when fines/fees owed reach $300.00 or more.
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.
Ramsey Library cannot refund fees on unreturned items that have been billed for one year or longer.
UNCA students, faculty, and staff are entitled to borrowing privileges at other libraries in the UNC system. UNCA users must present their UNCA OneCard in order to check out books from cooperating libraries.
Upon presenting your OneCard, the cooperating library is authorized to access your patron record to verify your current enrollment status. The lending library may place restrictions on the types and quantity of materials that are loaned to reciprocal borrowers.
Books borrowed from other UNC system schools may be returned to Ramsey Library for shipment back to the lending library.
Ask at the Circulation Desk (828.251.6336) in Ramsey Library for additional information about this service.