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How do I get a library card?

Your Reinhardt University Eagle Card is your library card and key to the After Hours Library.  You must present your card to borrow library materials.  Do not lend your Eagle Card to others. Report lost or stolen cards to Public Safety.

Replacement cards are available through Public Safety at 770-720-5543 or 5911.

Can community visitors apply for a library card?

Yes. Community visitors are invited to apply for a library card. You must be 16+ years old and present 2 forms of identification: one ID must have a photo and one must be a bill that shows your street address such as a utility bill. Cards will be issued to community users Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cards may be used to borrow books (only) for 3 weeks. Up to 6 books may be borrowed at one time. No Media items or Journals may be borrowed. Community visitors are responsible for overdue fines or lost book charges. Borrowing privileges may be canceled on unpaid accounts.

How long can I keep books, media and periodicals?

Material type Loan period
Books 3 weeks   - students & community patrons
180 days - faculty & staff

Leisure Reading

3 weeks - students, faculty & community patrons
Media
1 week - students, faculty and staff
Reference, reserve & periodicals
In-library use only

Can I renew material to extend the loan period?

Yes, you can renew materials provide there are no other requests for the item. Renewals can be made using the library's online catalog or by telephone at 770-720-9120.

Are there fines for overdue material?

Yes, fines on books are 5 cents a day. Fines on media are $1 per day. Fines accrue daily to a maximum amount of $10 per item. Unreturned Reserve materials incur a $3 per day fine. Unpaid fines can prevent you from borrowing additional material and are sent to the Business Office for collection. Unpaid charges will delay registration, grades and transcripts.   

What do I do if I lose a book, periodical or media item?

Report lost material immediately to the library and keep searching. If not found, you must pay the replacement cost plus a $10 processing fee and any outstanding fines. The average replacement cost of an academic book is $55. Unpaid charges are sent to the Business Office for collection and will delay registration, grades and transcripts.