Collins Memorial Library


General Circulation & Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowers' Responsibility

Patrons are responsible to inform Access Services of changes in mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses to facilitate receiving notices on incoming interlibrary loan & Summit requests, overdue items, recalls and holds.

  • If you are a student, also inform the Registrar's office of any contact information changes.
  • If you are a faculty or staff member, make sure that Human Resources also has your correct information.

Patrons are responsible for materials checked out on their cards and for returning library materials by the due date/time indicated.



UPS Items

  • 2 hrs reserve - $.50/hr per item
  • 6 hrs reserve - $.50/hr per item
  • 24 hrs reserve- $.50/hr per item
  • 3 days reserve - $3.00/day per item
  • 1 wk reserve - $1.00/day per item
  • 6 wks - $.50/day per item
  • Replacement fee - $50.00 per item OR actual cost of item (non-refundable)

Summit Items

  • $.50 per day for the first 10 days per item
  • $1.00 per day for the next 15 days per item to a maximum of $20.00 per item.
  • Replacement Charges: $75.00 per item, with a $15.00 service charge per item for a total of $90.00


Renewals, Returns, & Recalls


Most items may be renewed.

Note: You may not be eligible for renewals if:

  • the item is not a renewable item.
  • the item is exceedingly overdue.
  • the item has been recalled.
  • you have exceeded the renewal limit for your patron type.

You may renew items in person, by telephone, or by viewing your "Circulation Record" in SIMON, the library catalog, from the library's home page.

  • If renewing online, go to our library's Web site and check your library record (you will need the barcode on your library card)
  • If renewing in person, please have valid identification ready for the desk assistant.
  • If renewing by telephone, please have the barcode from your library card ready to tell the desk assistant.


  • Return UPS items to the library. You may use the book drops which are located at the entrance of the library and at the Circulation desk in the library.
  • Note: Please return all equipment and other OIS Tech Center materials to the Tech Center on the ground floor of the library.


  • Items are not subject to recall. Faculty may recall an item for Course Reserve or Bookings purposes only.  If items are needed for research, try ordering via Summit or ordering via Interlibrary Loan.


Summit Borrowing Policies include:

  • Must be currently student, faculty or staff at a member institution. Borrowing from Summit is free for authorized users.
  • Loan periods and renewals
    • Most items are checked out for 6 weeks.
    • Special materials such as DVDs, videotapes, and sound recordings may be available for a 3-day or 6-week borrowing period if the owning library elects to make this option available.
    • Summit items cannot be renewed.
  • Materials borrowed through Summit can be returned to Collins library, the owning library, or any Alliance member library.
  • Overdue fines are determined by your library. Replacement costs and administrative fees will be charged for lost or damaged items.
  • Each authorized user can have up to a combined total of 200 Summit requests or checked-out items at one time.


Confidentiality of Records:

  • The University of Puget Sound respects the privacy of all its students, faculty, staff and affiliated patrons regarding the use of its library. All library records relating to an individual patron's use of the library and its resources are considered confidential. Confidentiality extends to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed or acquired and includes such records as circulation records, interlibrary loan records, reference interviews, database search records, Internet use history, and other personally identifiable records of the use of library materials, facilities and services.
  • The library staff shall not release the name of a person to whom a book is charged, past circulation records (including interlibrary loan and course reserves) personal information contained in circulation patron records, or otherwise identify users of any library services, including users of computer terminals on the library premises.
  • Library records may, however, be consulted and used by University of Puget Sound library staff in the course of conducting library operations, and may be disclosed pursuant to the requirements of Federal, state and local laws, including law enforcement subpoenas, court orders or search warrants.


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