Library Policies

Book Return.

Please use the book drop on the SE corner of the library if materials need to be returned when the library is not open.

Cell Phone Policy.

Cell phone conversations are prohibited in the library. Upon entering the library, we ask that you set your cell phone to "silent ring".   Be considerate of those studying around you.   In case of an emergency, you may take a call in the entry area.

Food/Drink Policy.

No beverages in cans are allowed - resealable beverage containers only; (2) no food is allowed in the library except in designated work areas; and (3) anyone wishing to hold official University sponsored functions that include food & drink must receive permission from the Director of Library Services.

Circulation policy.

Library materials, except periodicals and Reference, may be checked out for 28 days.

Audiovisual materials (DVD, VHS and sound recordings) may be checked out for 7 days.

Reserve materials located at the circulation desk must be used in the library unless specified - 2 hour/overnight reserve. Overnight checkout material should be returned no later than 10:00 am. ($1.00 fine per hour/per item overdue is charged, with $10.00 limit.)

  • Courtesy notices will be sent by e-mail, mail, or Peacock Express to remind patron that library material will be due in a few days.  Action required will be to return the material or renew the items before the due date.
  • Overdue materials - charges for item replacement cost, processing fee, plus the fine is accessed until the material is returned.  Once returned, replacement cost and processing fee are dropped and only the fine (10 cents per day/per item, limit to $10.00) will be charged.  Before exiting UIU, all fines and fees are expected to be paid and materials returned.
  • Fines & fees statements are sent each term to patron's e-mail address, mail, or Peacock Express mailbox if previously not paid.  Fees not paid by the end of the school year are turned over to the business office for payment on account.