ASU & WCU Student Borrowing
Ramsey Library's borrowing policies and procedures for Appalachian State and Western Carolina Students are outlined below.
Students wishing to check out materials from the library must be currently enrolled at ASU or WCU. To check out materials, please bring your App Card or Cat Card 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|
|Interlibrary Loan||Contact ASU or WCU||NA||NA|
|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.
Materials can be renewed at the Ramsey Library Circulation Services Desk, at any ASU or WCU library, 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 Ramsey Library Circulation Services Desk or any ASU or WCU library, 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. Books may also be returned to any WCU or ASU library or bookdrop.
DVDs & CD's must be returned to a library 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|
|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, borrowing privileges may be blocked by ASU or WCU if you owe excessive outstanding fines.
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. ASU and WCU students should contact ASU or WCU with any questions regarding fines and fees on Ramsey Library books. Any lost Ramsey Library books should also be replaced through an ASU or WCU library.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Circulation Department of your home library.
ASU and WCU students are subject to the fine and billing policies put in place by ASU and WCU.
Printing, Copying and Scanning
ASU and WCU students 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. ASU and WCU students 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.
ASU and WCU students 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. ASU and WCU students are encouraged to use ASU and WCU's databases if they require remote database access.