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Beulah Williams Library         

Robert Russell, Director            

 

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

 

Phone: 605-626-3018

Text: 605-277-4678 or 605-277-4NSU

Fax: 605-626-2473

Email: Contact Us

 

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Beulah-Williams Library
Borrowing Policies

Basic rules to remember

  • Library users MUST show a valid ID card to check out materials.
  • Your card MUST be activated at the circulation desk to use.
  • Report a lost ID to the library immediately. If you fail to report the loss, you will be responsible for items checked out on your card.

 

Questions on any of the policies below? Contact us for more details!


Borrowing & Fees
You must possess a valid NSU ID or other active SD library card and be over 18 to borrow materials from Williams Library.

 

Undergraduates
Books, Videos, non-music CDs, AV Materials, & Sheet Music: Two-week checkout
Fines: $2.50 every two weeks (billed cost of item at 60 days)
Bound Periodicals: Three-day checkout
Fines: $1.00 per day (billed cost of item at 30 days)
Returnable Interlibrary Loans: Due dates vary
Fines: $1.00 per day

  

Graduate Students, Adjunct Faculty and University Staff
Books, Videos, non-music CDs, AV Materials, & Sheet Music: End of current semester
Fines:$2.50 every two weeks (billed cost of item at 60 days)
Bound Periodicals: Three-day checkout
Fines: $1 per day (billed cost of item at 30 days)
Returnable Interlibrary Loans: Due dates vary
Fines: $1 per day
 
Faculty
Books, Videos, non-music CDs, AV Materials, & Sheet Music: Last day of spring classes
Fines:$2.50 every two weeks (billed cost of item at 60 days)
Bound Periodicals & Music CDs or LPS: Three-day checkout
Fines: $1 per day (billed cost of item at 30 days)
Returnable Interlibrary Loans: Due dates vary
Fines: $1 per day
 
NSU Guests/External Borrowers (those using a library card not issued by NSU)
Books, Videos, non-music CDs, AV Materials, & Sheet Music: Two week checkout, loan limit of ten (10) items
Fines:$2.50 every two weeks (billed cost of item at 60 days)
Bound Periodicals: No checkout
Other questions? See our Guest Services page for more information.
 
 

The following items may not leave the library:

  • Archives material
  • Microforms
  • Individual issues of magazines, journals, and newspapers
  • Reference books
  • Music CDs & LPs
 
Reserves
Items held behind the Circulation are usually intended for use by students in a specific class or section.
 
  • An NSU ID is required to use these items
  • You may use 2 items at a time
  • Items are not to leave the library, unless specified by the professor
     
    Fines: $2/day (billed cost of the item at 7 days)

 

Remember - you must have your NSU ID card with you to check out Reserve items.
 

Holds

  • Ask at the circulation desk to be placed on a waiting list for items currently checked out by another patron.  Hold requests may also be placed online via the library catalog.
  • You will receive a notice when the items become available
  • Items on hold may be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

 

Recalled Items
If you receive a recall notice, it means the item you are using has been requested by another patron.

  • Recalled items are due on the date indicated on the recall notice.
  • Fines are doubled on items not returned by the recall due date.

 

Renewals

  • Overdue items cannot be renewed.
  • Books may be renewed once.
  • Books which another patron has requested (placed a hold on) cannot be renewed.
  • Bound periodicals cannot be renewed.
  • Renewals can be done over the phone - call 626-2645.
  • Renewals can be done online in the library catalog. See below for directions.

 

How to renew

  • Follow the link to the My Library Card
  • Log in. (Enter your barcode number - on back of your NSU ID - and password)
  • Select "Northern State University" from the Library dropdown menu
  • Under the Activities heading click the Loans link
  • Click "Renew All" to renew everything, or click the underlined number at the far left of each item to renew individual items

    Note: it may not be possible to renew all items. Please call the library (626-2645) if you have questions.

 

 

Interlibrary Loans
(The process by which materials are borrowed on your behalf from another library

 

  • Request items online via the library catalog
  • NSU students and personnel only
  • Allow 1-4 weeks for delivery
  • Journal articles and photocopies are sent via email (rarely via campus/USPS)
  • Pick up/check out books and other returnable items at the Circulation Desk
    (delivery service for faculty & staff)
  • Renewals: dependent on the lending library
  • Fines: $1/day
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