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Various policies that govern how we work and serve our patrons. From many departments.

Checking out materials from the Kinlaw Library

Patrons -- Borrowing privileges are extended to:

  • Current Asbury University students, faculty, and staff (with ID)
  • Current Asbury Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff (with ID)
  • Alumni of Asbury University (with ID)
  • Family members of current Asbury University students, faculty, and staff (with ID)
  • Retired Asbury University faculty (with ID)
  • Students, faculty, and staff of other Kentucky higher education institutions (with college/university ID)
      FOKAL borrowers - list of qualifying institutions
  • Residents of Jessamine County or adjacent counties (with proof of residency) -- residents of these counties (Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Woodford) who are age 18 or older can obtain a community borrower card for $10 per year ($5 per year for those aged 55 and over).

Check out periods:

  • Most books may be checked out for three weeks, with up to (2) three week renewals allowed. 
  • Video materials may be checked out for one week, with up to (2) one week renewals allowed.
  • Reference books generally may not be checked out, with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis, determined by the librarian on duty. 
  • Periodicals (magazines and journals) may not be checked out, but scanning/copying services are available.
  • Reserve materials (assigned by professors) generally check out for 2 hours, but may have longer checkout periods.
  • University and Seminary faculty and staff may check out books and videos for one semester. 

Renewals/Holds -- Checked out items can be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk or by phone at 859-858-3511, x2265.  A hold may also be requested for items currently checked out.

Fines -- Overdue books and media materials accumulate fines at a rate of $0.10/day.  Overdue Reserve and Reference items accumulate fines at a rate of $1.00/hour.  Patrons with more than $5.00 in accumulated fines are blocked from checking out materials.  Student fines exceeding $10.00 are sent to the university's Student Accounts office if not resolved by the end of the semester.  All materials that are not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement at $40.00 per item.

Lost materials -- If materials are lost or damaged beyond repair, patrons will be required to pay either $40 or the market value of the book, whichever is higher.

Checking out materials from other Kentucky libraries

Current Asbury University students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials directly from the B.L. Fisher Library at Asbury Theological Seminary.  Additionally, current students, faculty, and staff may use their Asbury ID card to directly borrow materials from the libraries of other Kentucky academic institutions, including the University of Kentucky, Transylvania University, Centre College, and other schools across the state.   

Want to have items delivered here instead?  Materials can be requested to be sent from other libraries to Kinlaw Library through the InterLibrary Loan service.  The library's full Interlibrary Loan Policy is posted below.