Snowden Borrowing


  • Books circulate for four weeks, but are always due at the end of the semester or term. Books can be renewed unless a hold has been placed on a particular book. Your college ID is your library card. Materials will not be checked out to you without it! Journals and reference books do not circulate.
  • If books are not returned within 15 days after the due date or are returned in damaged condition, students will be billed $85, $70 for the replacement fee and a non-refundable $15 processing fee. Recalled materials not returned within 2 days are fined at the rate of $2 per day per item. Unpaid bills will automatically be added to individual student accounts. Lost materials should be reported to the Circulation Desk immediately.
  • Reserves: Professors may place books, articles, videos, etc. on reserve for class use. Many of these materials must be used in the library within a two hour time span. Others can be checked out over night or for several days. Be sure to observe the time or day that the reserve item is due. Overdue reserve materials are charged at the rate of $1 per hour.
  • DVD/VHS: DVDs and VHS circulate for 3 days and may not be renewed. Overdue video materials are charged at the rate of $1 per day.
  • Leisure Reading Collection: Leisure reading books circulate for a period of 2 weeks and may not be renewed. Fines for overdue Leisure Reading books are the same as for books in the circulating collection.

Faculty and Staff

  • Books circulate for four weeks at a time. Lycoming faculty and staff are not subject to fines and often keep materials for a longer period of time. Books may be recalled if requested by another user. Periodicals may be checked out by faculty and staff overnight. Reference books do not circulate.

Alumni and Community

  • There is a two day waiting period for new registration to be completed.
  • Alumni and community borrowers must be 18 years of age, live in Lycoming County, and show one form of identification when they apply for borrowing privileges. There is no fee for registration.
  • Circulation is limited to two books at a time from the regular circulating collection, for community borrowers. Alumni are limited to four books at a time.
  • The borrowing period is four weeks and books may not be renewed, except for alumni, who are allowed one renewal.
  • DVDs/VHS and Leisure Collection books do not circulate to community or alumni borrowers.
  • Fines: Alumni and community borrowers will be fined and billed at the same rate as students and upon return of the overdue materials must pay the processing fee before borrowing privileges are reinstated. Please note this includes holidays and weekends. After holidays or other times when the library is closed, materials found in the book drops will be considered as returned on the last day the library was open.