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Check It Out: Information on Borrowing

Whether you've just arrived at STLCOP or are new to using the Library, this guide covers all the basics. Learn about your library account, borrowing information, fines & fees, the STLCOP collection, and how you can suggest items for purchase.

Fines & Fees

Reserve item or AV/office material 50¢ per hour 
Book or DVD 50¢ per day
Lost or damaged STLCOP item $ 60.00 per item

Lost or damaged MOBIUS book:

Yellow bookband (from Archway cluster)

Green bookband (from other MOBIUS Library)

$ 60.00 per book

$120.00 per book*

An item which has been ‘billed’ and is later returned $15.00 processing fee

Damage charges are assessed to repair material or to compensate for the decreased value of materials due to irreparable damage.

MOBIUS Fees:

  • The decision to charge a damage fee is determined by the owning library.
  • The fee for lost or damaged MOBIUS books is set by the MOBIUS Consortium.
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Policies

Fines are assessed to encourage prompt renewal and the return of materials. Fines apply all days the Service Desk is open and are assessed after an item is overdue.


Overdue Notices

All items checked out from the Library receive either a stamped or handwritten due date along with verbal notification of the due date. Overdue notices are sent to your STLCOP email address the day after materials are due back at the Library. 

Bills for replacement of materials are also sent to your STLCOP email address.

Charges to Student Account

The library does not accept cash payment for fines and fees. Library fines are billed to student accounts once a month, typically around the 20th of each month.

If you have a question about a charge from the library, email Jill.Bright@stlcop.edu

Blocked Account

Users are blocked from borrowing additional materials from MOBIUS if they have lost or damaged a MOBIUS item. The library block will remain until the material is returned or the replacement charges are paid. For additional information, email Jill.Bright@stlcop.edu