Library Use Policies
Checking Out and Returning Library Materials
How to check out library materials:
Library patrons give the library materials to the librarian on duty for processing. Circulating library materials may be renewed twice unless an item has been placed on hold or unless the book is overdue. Overdue materials are not renewable unless the overdue fee is paid.
What can be checked out:
Books, DVDs, CDs, audio tapes, and video tapes.
Reference materials and journals are not available for checkout, but can be accessed within the library
Length of checkout:
Books, DVDs, CDs, audio tapes, and video tapes may be checked out for 21 days at a time unless otherwise noted on the material. Circulation items may be renewed twice unless the item in question has been placed on hold or unless the book is overdue. Renewal can be in person, over the phone, or by e-mail.
Returning library materials:
Library materials must be returned directly to the library during normal working hours.
Overdue materials and fines:
Overdue fines for each circulation item is calculated at 15¢ per day. Overdue materials cannot be renewed unless the overdue fee is paid. AOMA students will not be allowed to register for the following term until all outstanding fines are paid.
Additionally, all library debts must be paid before a student is allowed to graduate.
To avoid overdue fees, return books promptly or renew them before the due date. Renewals can be in person, by phone or by e-mail.
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Cost for access
Reading Library Access
The AOMA Library is a “reading library” meaning students, alumni, and members of the general public are welcome to sit in the library and read available books and journals free of charge.
Circulation privileges are available to currently enrolled students and paying members of the library.
Currently enrolled students, alumni, and AOMA faculty
No charge for circulation privileges.
Non-students/members of the general public
$25 per year