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Borrowing: Retired Faculty and Staff


Retired Faculty and Staff Borrowing

Ramsey Library's borrowing policies and procedures for retired faculty and staff are outlined below.
To check out materials, please bring your RockyCard to the Circulation Services Desk on the main floor of Ramsey Library.

Loan Periods

Format Loan Period # of Renewals Checkout Limits
Books 30 Days 2 10
CDs & DVDs 7 Days 1 10 CDs, 5 DVDs
Periodicals 7 Days 1 5
Reference Materials In-house Use Non-Renewable NA
Government Documents 30 Days 2 10
Curriculum Materials In-House Use Non-Renewable NA
Course Reserves1 Varies 1 10
E-Books Varies NA NA
Interlibrary Loan Non-Circulating Non-Renewable NA
Daily Audio/Visual2 Non-Circulating Non-Renewable NA
Hourly Audio/Visual3 Non-Circulating Non-Renewable 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.

Please note that only 10 total items may be checked out at one time.

Renewals and Returns

Renewing Materials

Materials can be renewed at the Ramsey Library Circulation Services Desk, or online.
To renew materials online:

  • First, log on to your UNCA Library Account.
  • Using the right log-in method, log in using your last name and RockyCard number.
  • At the top of the screen, hit "Renewal All" to renew any materials you have checked out.

Some materials cannot be renewed. Materials cannot be renewed if:

  • You have already had 2 renewals
  • The items are overdue
  • Another patron has placed a "Hold" on the item(s)
  • Your record is blocked due to outstanding obligations

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.

Returning Materials

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.

Fines and Fees

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
Course Reserves1 Varies Varies $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, retired faculty and staff borrowing privileges will be blocked when fines/fees owed reach $75.00 or more.

Replacing Library Materials

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:

  • Visit the Circulation Services Desk in Ramsey Library or contact the billing supervisor at 828-251-6434.
  • After contacting the appropriate staff member, we will send you a link for an acceptable replacement to purchase.
  • Purchase the replacement copy and bring it to the Circulation Services Desk when it arrives.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Circulation Services Desk or the phone number listed above.


For questions about returns, renewals or fines, please contact Circulation Services

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