-UIC Library Circulation Services
Library Interlibrary Loan
To contact the Circulation Dept. at any UIC site, use the Ask
A Librarian service or the e-mail addresses noted below:
Department handles local circulation of Daley Library monographs, cataloged
serials, and journals. Users can request materials from 65 other academic
libraries in the state of Illinois, through I-Share, and from other libraries with which UIC has a reciprocal borrowing
agreement through interlibrary loan.
facilitates physical access to library materials through patron service points
such as the Circulation Desk, Reserves,
Loan, resource-sharing, automated systems, telephone assistance, conservation,
collection maintenance, and general security. There are also services for
users with disabilities
at UIC libraries.
A wide range
of special services and collections are available to our users.
Who may borrow?
registered UIC students, faculty, and staff.
-University of Illinois Alumni
and Individual Members (annual fee applies).
-Students, faculty and staff currently registered in an institution
affiliated with the Illinois Library Computer
Systems Organization (CARLI).
-Others who meet the conditions of certain library-to-library
circulating material in the general collection may be borrowed according
to the following schedule:
volumes: Building use only
overnight, 1, 2, 3, or 7 days depending on material. Overnight
items are due at 10 am the following day.
sound recordings and other media
DVDs, VHS tapes, etc
3 days. $25.00 overdue fine for each item.
2 weeks for all users.
Warehouse retrieval required -- please use the Page and Hold form.
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Daley Library Circulation Desk assists UIC patrons with on-site, telephone
or electronic requests for renewals, recalls,
or item retrieval from any UIC collection. One of the quickest ways
to renew materials is through the MyAccount
feature in UICCAT.
are responsible for returning borrowed items. Items borrowed from the
UIC collection can be returned to any UIC Library circulation desk.
Most items may be returned in external/internal book-return slots. Fragile
materials such as compact disks (CDs) should NOT be placed in book-slots;damage
may result. Patrons are responsible for returning materials in satisfactory
condition. Failure to do so may result in replacement charges.
those returning a large number of items, are encouraged to ask for return
Users who receive
overdue notices for items already returned should report that to the
Circulation Desk at once. This will prompt a search process within the
Library and a report back to the patron.
Circulating Monographs and Government Documents
are not assessed for regularly circulating monographs or documents
unless they have been recalled. Books that have not been returned
or renewed within 39 days of the due date are declared lost and
billed accordingly. Serials (journals, periodicals, magazines,
etc.), reserve items, and audio-visual materials have overdue
fines and are declared lost sooner. The library sends overdue
notices as a courtesy to users. Users are responsible for renewing/returning
items by the due date, even if notices could not be delivered.
Loan material borrowed via I-Share
from another library are subject to the fine policy of that library.
For additional information, check with the circulation desk.
Materials (UI patrons only)
-Room use and overnight items are $1.00 per hour.
2-Day , 3-Day and 7-Day items are $5.00 per day.
only material taken out of the library without authorization
will result in a $20.00 fine.
3-Day, 7-Day, and items recalled for Reserve are $1.00 per
day; the maximum overdue charge is $20.00.
are $5.00 per day; the maximum overdue charge=$20.00.
sound recordings and other media (UIC patrons only)
-Overdue VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and audiocassettes=$25.00.
are also subject to $5.00 rewind fee.
Charges are assessed when items are lost or not returned or renewed
in a timely fashion. Charges vary. For regularly circulating monographs
and for items from the Documents Department, the minimum charge is $75,
plus a $25 non-refundable processing fee. The processing
fee assists in recovering the costs of staff time spent searching, and
and Reserve Items
Unreturned journals 5 or more days overdue are declared lost. Charges
vary and include replacement cost, $25 non-refundable processing fee,
and applicable overdue charges. Reserve items are declared lost 3 days
after the due date. Charges include the lost book charge, $25 non-refundable
processing fee, and $20 maximum overdue fine.
Billing for UIC Library
overdue fines and lost charges is handled by Student Financial Services located at 1200
W. Harrison, SSB 1900 m/c 073. Billing statements are sent monthly.
It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for charges to appear on the monthly
statements. Charges incurred for materials from other libraries are
handled by their respective institutions. Failure to pay those charges
may result in loss of borrowing privileges.
option for lost/damaged materials
UIC Library material
billed as lost or damaged may be replaced with an exact duplicate. With
prior approval from a bibliographer, different editions or titles with
comparable content may be acceptable. To suggest or inquire about alternative
replacements, contact the Collections
must be in good condition whether new or used. Books in Print
is a good source for publishing information. To access this resource,
go to the Library's list of electronic
resources and select Books in Print from the alphabetical list. Many booksellers
have helpful sites for ordering replacement copies.
The lost book replacement
charge and the processing fee will be credited upon receipt of an acceptable
Contact a circulation
service point for replacement information, or call the circulation desk:
(312) 996-2724; or for Library of the Health Sciences and its branches,
telephone: (312) 996-8966. For further assistance, use the Library's
"Ask a Librarian" service.
UIC Library materials
are considered property of the State of Illinois. Payment of lost book
charges does not confer ownership as conversion of State property to
personal use is illegal.
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