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Borrower′s Card

Your Rhodes ID is the only card you will need to check materials out from Barret Library. Bring it with you every time you come to the library.

First-time consortium borrowers should come to the Check-Out Desk during your institution’s normal business hours and bring with you a current ID issued by that institution. Once we confirm with your school that you are currently enrolled or employed, we will issue you a Barret Library borrower′s card. Your borrowing privileges will expire at the end of the current semester and must be renewed through enrollment/employment verification for each successive semester.

First-time Rhodes Alumni borrowers should bring in a photo ID; we will issue you a Barret Library borrower′s card.

Use of Library Materials & Damage Fines

The books, journals and other materials at Barret Library have been collected to serve the needs of the Rhodes Community well into the future. To preserve these materials for your colleagues and for future students and faculty, please treat library materials with respect and care.

It is an Honor Code violation to deface or damage library materials. Fines will be assessed for pencil and pen marks, highlighter marks, food stains and other more serious forms of damage. Some damage may be judged so severe that one may be charged for replacement of the item (plus a $20 cataloging fee).

Loan Periods & Overdue Fines

Library policy concerning the number of items one may check out, loan periods and overdue fines varies with the borrower category:

Loan Periods

   STACKS LOAN  NEW BOOKS   PAPERBACKS 
 RHODES
STUDENTS 
3 weeks
1 renewal
No Maximum
2 weeks
No renewals
5 maximum
 2 weeks
No renewals
RHODES
FACULTY
Academic Year
No Maximum
2 weeks
No renewals
5 maximum
 2 weeks
No renewals
RHODES
STAFF
3 wks
1 renewal    
No Maximum
2 weeks
No renewals
5 maximum 
 2 weeks
No renewals 
RHODES
ALUMNI 
3 weeks
1 renewal
2 maximum 
2 weeks
No renewals
1 maximum 
 2 weeks
No renewals 
CONSORTIA 3 weeks
1 renewal
5 maximum
2 weeks
No renewals
2 maximum 
 2 weeks
No renewals 

   VIDEOS, DVDS    AUDIOBOOKS 
RHODES
STUDENTS 
3 days
No renewals
2 maximum
2 weeks
No renewals
2 maximum
RHODES
FACULTY
3 days 
No renewals
3 maximum
2 weeks 
No renewals
2 maximum
RHODES
STAFF
3 days
No renewals
2 maximum 
2 weeks
No renewals
2 maximum
RHODES
ALUMNI 
Building use  Building use
CONSORTIA Building use  Building use

Fine Structure

Rhodes Staff: $.10 per day per book (stacks and new books); $1.00 per day for videos
Rhodes Alumni: $.10 per day per book (stacks and new books)
Consortium Borrowers: $.10 per day per book (stacks and new books)
Students: $.10 per day per book (stacks and new books); $1.00 per day for videos

The maximum overdue fine to be levied for normally circulating books is $10 per item, provided the item is returned. Reserve Materials, Media Center Equipment, and Laptop Computers have separate fine structures.  If library materials are not returned, they will be assumed lost and you will be charged for their replacement (plus a $20 cataloging fee).

Consortium Borrowers

Through consortial agreements, Barret Library extends borrowing privileges to current students and faculty from the following institutions: University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis College of Art, Memphis Theological Seminary, Crichton College, and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. These institutions likewise extend borrowing privileges to Rhodes students and faculty.

NOTE : All Rhodes students and consortium borrowers are subject to abbreviated loan periods toward the end of each semester. For these borrowers, no materials may be checked out past the first day of Rhodes College exams.