A Kinder, Gentler I-Share (But Still With Teeth)

As of July 1, there will no longer be any overdue fines at the library.

Before you rush over to check out all the commentaries and keep them in your study until you graduate, however, please note the following items:

  • This only applies to overdue fines, not the replacement cost of lost books.  If you lose a book, you will still have to pay for it.
  • This only applies to books you borrow from our library or via I-Share.  If you receive a book from a non-I-Share library, or if you borrow books from one of the ACTS libraries, they may still charge fines.
  • Even though there are no overdue fines, I-Share privileges will still be blocked if you have too many lost books.  A book automatically changes from “overdue” to “lost” after one month, so keeping books that are overdue will eventually block you from checking any more out.
  • If a book is recalled by a library, you can still be fined for not promptly returning a recalled item.

This new policy should greatly reduce the time that both libraries and students spend keeping track of overdue fines.  But you still need to return your books, or you will lose the ability to check any more out.

If you have any questions, please contact us at library@seminary.edu or (630)620-2104.

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