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Borrowing

Information on the borrowing privileges and policies of Moore Library.

Borrowing Policy

Registration & Borrowing

Registration 

  • Coppin students, staff and faculty must have a University issued validated photo identification card. Bring their id to the Circulation Desk of Moore Library and fill out a registration form.
  • Faculty (full-time, part-time, and adjunct) must present proof of current employment at Coppin. Faculty must complete the Library Registration Form found on the Library home page under Related Information Downloads.
  • Alumni of Coppin State must register at the Alumni office.

Borrowing

  • Coppin student’s borrowing privileges expire at the end of every semester. Students must visit the Circulation desk to renew their borrowing privileges. Re-register is not necessary.
  • Alumni: must show current proof of alumni status by registering in the Alumni office. Only Coppin State University alumni will be granted borrowing privileges.
  •  Registered students, faculty, and staff of USM schools and affiliates (Morgan State University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Loyola Notre Dame) must present a validated photo identification card issued by their institution.
  • To request an item from another library, you can go to CatalogUSMAI,and  follow instructions for “Requesting an Item”. You will be prompted to log on using your 14-digit barcode number on the back of CSU ID and your last name. You must activate your account to use your barcode. Your barcode is activated by registering or renewing your account at the Moore Library Circulation Department

BE ADVISED:

Due to widespread changes related to Covid-19, Account Registration is now remote. Please complete and submit a relevant request form below. These widespread changes also mean access to the above mentioned USM and affiliated institutions is currently unavailable. Moore Library will communicate any updates.   

 

REMOTE ACCOUNT ACTIVATION OR UPDATE STARTS HERE

Complete this request form to have your library barcode activated/updated without coming into the library. Double check your information to ensure a smooth update.  

 

 

Complete this request form to have your library barcode activated/updated without coming into the library. Double check your information to ensure a smooth update.  

Loans, Renewals & Holds

  • Loan Periods

- 28 days for all undergrad, graduate and staff registered borrowers

- 1 semester for faculty

  • Renewals

- Items may be renewed for an additional 28 days if they have not been recalled.

- Items may be renewed in person or online through your library account.

- Overdue items may only be renewed in person nor online.

- Phone renewals are not accepted.

  • Holds

- Holds may be placed on any circulating item in the USMAI system except e-Books. Items may be sent to Moore Library or any USMAI library of your choice.

- Coppin students, faculty and staff may not place an item on HOLD if that item is on the shelf at Moore Library.

            - Holds may take 5 to 14 business days for delivery. Check your library account for the status of your Hold request.

            - Make sure your email address and phone number are current and correct.

  • Recalls

- All library materials you have checked out are subject to recall.

- The library reserves the right to request the return of books when needed by another borrower.

- You are guaranteed at least 14 days with the item before a recall due date.

 

BE ADVISED:

IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE AN ITEM FROM COPPIN OR ANOTHER INSTITUTION, CONTACT MOORE LIBRARY CIRCULATION ABOUT HOW TO RETURN IT SAFELY. 

Returns & Fines

Returns

    - Items may be returned at the Circulation Desk during regular business hours. The Book Depository located along        

      the right wall at the front entrance of the Library is available for book returns 24 hours a day

 

    - Materials not returned by the due date will be considered overdue and after 35 days considered lost. Fines will     

     accrue until the items are returned.

 

    - You can easily determine when your books are due. Please click here to access your USMAI account. 

Fines

    - Coppin fines are .50 cents per day per item.

    - Overdue/lost books items belonging to other libraries are charged the owning library’s overdue/lost book rate.

    - Lost book charges include: the cost of the book plus a $25 processing fee. If the item is returned,          

      the maximum fine of $15 per item will be assessed.

BE ADVISED:

If you return a book from Spring 2020, due date on or after March 16, you will not be charged a fine at Coppin or any other USMAI library. 

If the due date was March 15 or earlier, please return your item(s) and contact the Circulation Department for a prorated fine. Contact the owning institution for non-Coppin items.

Non-Circulating Materials

 The following materials do not circulate outside Moore Library:

   - Reserve materials (link Circulation Department)

   - Reference materials (link Reference Department)

   - Afro-American collection (Reference Department)

   - Periodicals (newspapers, journals, magazines; link Serials Department)

   - Microfilm and microfiche (Serials Department)

If you'd like to secure access to these resources, please contact the appropriate departments. Keep in mind you must have your updated current semester Coppin EagleCard. 

Off Campus/ Remote Access

Most of Moore Library’s electronic resources permit access from off campus to current Coppin State University students, faculty, and staff only. Some resources require Coppin users to authenticate with their 14-digit barcode on the back of the CSU EagleCard. To activate your account/barcode, you must register with the Circulation Department. Other resources require the use of a VPN account. Click here for the My Accounts page and links for registration and the VPN. 

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

- Use this free service to request books/book chapters not available in Catalog USMAI and journal articles not available in full-text from our electronic databases or periodicals collection. Course textbooks may not be requested. Physical items are not approved for Course Reserves.

- You must be a registered borrower to use this service. 

- To access ILLIAD, click here, then click on “First Time Users” to set up your account. Make sure you write down and secure your password since it will be needed for future ILL use.

For additional information, please view 'ILLiad FAQs' (click here).

BE ADVISED:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, availability of ILL is limited. Plan your research accordingly.

 

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