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Book Limits:

  • Community patrons may have a total of 25 books checked out at one time.
  • Undergraduate students may have a total of 50 books checked out at one time.
  • Graduate students and employees: faculty, staff, and administrators may have a total of 100 books checked out at one time.

Loan Periods:

  • A patron must present a university identification card (I-Card) in order to borrow library books or materials.
  • Undergraduate students and community patrons have a 30-day lending period.
  • Graduate students and employees: faculty, staff, and administrators have a 90-day lending period.

Renewals for Library Books:

  • Community patrons get two renewals.
  • Students: undergraduates and graduate students get two renewals.
  • Employees: faculty, staff, and administrators get three renewals.
  • To renew books, you can come to the Circulation Desk with your I-Card, or you may renew books online. You do not need to physically bring your books to the Circulation Desk for renewal.
  • You cannot renew items on line that are overdue (past the seven-day grace period), have been renewed twice, or have been recalled. You can call to have them reviewed and renewed when possible. The number for the Circulation Desk is 724-357-2340.

Damaged Library Materials:

  • Damaged books are reviewed on an as-needed basis. You may be responsible for rebinding, or replacement and processing costs.

Standards of Patron Behavior:

  • While we do our best to make your library experience a good one, sometimes situations arise that cause tension between our desk attendant and the patron. We ask that all parties maintain a calm composure and be civil in their interaction with each other—worker and patron. Foul language and threats of any kind will not be tolerated.

Overdue, Fine, and Fee Notices:

Each patron receives:

  • A courtesey notice one week before the book is due.
  • A notice is sent the day after the book is due (patrons have a seven-day grace period before they get charged fines).
  • A 30-day notice is sent if book is overdue 30 days from due date.
  • A 60-day notice is sent if book is overdue 60 days from due date.
  • A 90-day notice is sent when fees are being sent to the accounts office. At this point, the patron will pay a $75 replacement fee and a $25 processing fee.
  • It is your responsibility to monitor your account to keep things up to date. This can be done through the Library Online Catalog, under the “Account Information” tab. You can also renew twice online.

Please do not ignore notices!

If you think you returned the book, come to the Circulation Desk to clear it up. Thank you.

  • IUP Libraries
  • Stapleton Library, Room 203
    431 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2340
  • Fax: 724-357-4891

Stapleton Library Hours

Sunday: Open at 11:00 a.m.
Monday–Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Midnight to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Exceptions to Regular Library Hours