Usage 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 are 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.

Community Access and Reading Room

The AOMA Library is an open-access facility.  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

Circulation privileges are available to currently enrolled students, alumni, faculty, staff, and paying members of the library.

EBSCOHost database access

Access to EBSCOHost is provided free of charge to currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Access is granted by username and password. Please contact the AOMA Librarian for access credentials.

Cost for Access

Currently enrolled students, alumni, staff, and faculty: No charge for circulation privileges.

Non-students/members of the general public: $25 per year