Item Checkout Policy
Instructional Technology works closely with library circulation to offer media materials and equipment available for loan to CSB and SJU students, staff and faculty. Our checkout policies align with those of CSB/SJU Libraries' circulation, yet focus specifically on the media aspect of the CSB/SJU Libraries' circulation and loans.
EQUIPMENT CHECKOUT POLICIES
Instructional Technology provides equipment that is available for checkout through the library. A complete list of equipment available for loan is available on the Instructional Technology Equipment Checkout web page. The patron is responsible for the equipment once it has been checked out, until returned. The standard loan time for most equipment is 1 day, however some equipment have a longer loan period. If you need a piece of equipment longer than the designated loan time, then you can either renew the item on a daily basis until finished or contact Instructional Technology directly to see about a loan extension.
While initial loans are free of charge, all Instructional Technology equipment is subject to overdue fees if not returned by the designated due date.
DVD, VHS & CD CHECKOUT POLICIES
CSB/SJU Libraries has standardized guidelines for physical media checkout. The length of a loan period varies depending on if the patron is a faculty member, staff or a student.
FACULTY & STAFF
DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs and sound recordings checked out by either faculty or staff have a 5 day loan period. When items are being used in class, arrangements may be made to keep items longer than the 5 day loan period.
DVDs and VHS tapes checked out by students have a 1 day loan period. CDs and sound recordings have a 3 day loan. They may be taken out of the library if they are not on reserve. If the item is on reserve, then the student can still use the media within the limits of library when available.
SAINT JOHN'S PREP STUDENTS, LOCAL BORROWERS & MTLA MEMBERS
Media materials and equipment cannot be checked out to these individuals.
Loan items can be renewed by returning the physical media or equipment to the Instructional Technology offices, library circulation desks, or online through the library's Borrowing Record. For more information on how to renew an item online, see the "Renewals" section of Circulation Services.
OVERDUE & REPLACEMENT FEES
Both physical media and equipment are subject to an overdue fees if not returned by the designated loan due date. Overdue items that are on reserve have a higher fee rate. If Instructional Technology equipment is not returned at all, returned damaged or returned with missing parts, then the patron may be charged replacement fees.
Both physical media items and equipment can be reserved, although reservation methods are handled differently for each. Please see the sections below for more details.
Reserve materials including CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes have a 4 hour loan period and must be used within the library only. Reserves for these items are processed and managed by the Library Circulation department. To reserve a loan item, please contact either the SJU Library Circulation Desk (320.363.2120), CSB Library Circulation Desk (320.363.5604) or fill out a Reserve Request Form.
Instructional Technology equipment can be reserved ahead of time for a specific day or for an extended loan period if approved by Instructional Technology staff. Reservations for equipment should be requested to Instructional Technology directly and can be booked up to 30 days in advance. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Library has established patron policies for library-related and media-related loans. For an in-depth explanation on patron classes and how they relate to media, please consult CSB/SJU Libraries.