Grace Hauenstein Library  
   

Circulation

The Circulation Department is responsible for the lending of all library materials, including Course Reserve. For questions about services or policies, please contact Pam Luebke, Public Service Librarian, at luebkpam@aquinas.edu or (616) 632-2137.
 
Students, staff, and faculty must present a current Aquinas College ID to check out Library material. Community members must be members of a Michicard library in order to obtain borrowing privileges at the Grace Hauenstein Library, and must present a current public library card and valid Michigan ID to obtain an AQ Library card.
 
 
Circulation Services
Copies
Black and white copies are $0.10 per page; color copies are $0.25 per page.
 
InterLibrary Loan
Aquinas faculty, staff, and students may request to borrow materials from other libraries by filling out an Interlibrary Loan form. When item(s) have been received, they may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
 
Holds
If a book, CD, DVD or video is checked-out, a "hold" may be placed on it, via TomCat. Email notifications will be sent out when the item has been returned, and it will be held at the Circulation Desk for one week.
 
Reserve Services
Certain item(s) are placed on reserve at the request of the course instructor to ensure each student will have access to assigned or recommended readings or items. These items may be on a one-hour to three-hours, one-day to three-days, or one-week to two week reserve. The Reserve Collection is located at the Circulation Desk. The books are grouped by professor name or course. All items must be requested and checked out from the Circulation Desk. All items on reserve are listed in TomCat. All Reserve items must be returned to the Circulation Desk.
 
Loan Periods
Students may renew books twice, provided nobody has placed a hold on them. >Renew Online
Material type Students Faculty Alumni & Community Members
Books 3 weeks - up to 25 at a time 1 semester - up to 100 at a time 3 weeks - up to 10 at a time
Periodicals --- 1 day ---
CDs, DVDs & Videos 3 days - up to 5 at a time 3 days - up to 5 at a time 2 hours - in Library use only
Laptops 24 hours 24 hours ---
Kindles & Nooks 3 weeks 3 weeks ---
iPads 1 week 1 week ---
 
Overdue Items, Lost Items and Fines
If items are not returned by their due dates, a notice will be sent. Overdue fines do not apply to books, but fines for overdue audio and video items are $1 per day. Unti books become 30 days overdue, they can be renewed online, by phone, or in person. Items more than 30 days overdue will be billed a $10 replacement processing fee in addition to their replacement costs.
Material type Overdue fine Replacement cost
Books No fine $50 per item
Audio $1/day $25 per item
Video $1/day $250 per item
Reserves $0.25 per hour/day Cost depends of material type
 
Course Reserves

Items (books, DVDs, articles, etc) may be placed on reserve by instructors to ensure each student will have access to them. These items may be checked out by students for a period set by the instructor - 1-3 hours, 1-3 days, or 1-2 weeks. Reserve items will be checked out and returned by students at the Library's Circulation desk. To place items on Reserve, please contact Pam Luebke, Public Service Librarian, at luebkpam@aquinas.edu or (616) 632-2137.