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Libraries

The libraries are places for residents to study or check out books, CDs, and movies (VHS and DVD). Movies, Music, and More (MMM) lends CDs, DVDs, or VHS. Search for materials on IU's online library catalog, IUCAT.

All residents and employees are eligible to borrow materials free of charge from the libraries and MMM locations. When borrowing materials, residents must present a valid IUID and may be asked to provide their current campus address and telephone number, or show a room key or key card. All borrowers are implicitly bound by the RPS Library policies and agree to pay any fines incurred on materials associated with their campus ID number.

All materials are stocked based on patron suggestions. Please give us your ideas for new materials at any location.

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Locations & Hours

Libraries

Unless alternative hours are posted, the library is open daily from 5–11:30 p.m. while classes are in session.

Movies, Music, and More

Open Daily 5–11:30 p.m. when classes are in session.

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Loan Periods

  • Books (14 days)
  • CDs and CD-ROMs (five days)
  • Videos and DVDs (two days)
  • Back issues of periodicals (seven days)
  • Current issues of periodicals (photocopy only)
  • Reference books (photocopy only)

Fines

All fines incurred will be submitted to the Office of the Bursar for collection. No payments will be accepted at any library or MMM.

Damaged Items

A $5 fine will be accessed for items returned to the wrong location, or returned damaged or without a circulation case.

Daily Fines

The first past due notice is sent seven days after the due date and a second notice is sent 14 days after the due date.

Fines accrue at a daily rate during the first 13 days an item is overdue. The daily rate for media items is $2 per day and 50 cents per day for print items.

Maximum Fines

A maximum fine will be accessed for anything that is 14–29 days overdue. The maximum fine is $26 for media items and $6.50 for print items.

Lost Items

Items not returned after 29 days are considered lost. At this point, a final overdue notice is sent, and previous fines are canceled and replaced with a $65 fine (made up of a $15 processing fee and a $50 lost item fee).

For items returned in good condition 30 days or more past the due date, the lost fine will be canceled, and a $5 processing fee plus a charge of an $31 for media items or $11.50 print items will be assessed.

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