Library Cards

The E-card issued to all members of the Eastern Community serves as a library card for the purpose of borrowing materials. A Courtesy library card can be issued on request to alumni, area clergy, and members of Friends of the Library.  In the wider community, those who are 18 or older and not otherwise associated with Eastern or a cooperating institution can obtain borrowing privileges by joining Friends of the Library. A valid E-card or Courtesy card must be presented in order to borrow materials.

Alumni Privileges

Library privileges for alumni include the ability to borrow up to 10 books from the library and renew them one time. You also have the ability to search on several databases noted on our A to Z Database List. Look for Alumni - under "Database Types" box. Interlibrary is not available for alumni.

Borrower Responsibilities

The borrower is responsible for the books borrowed. Do not lend borrowed items to another person. Items that are not returned or are returned damaged (this includes underlining, highlighting, etc.) are the responsibility of the borrower. If a book is already damaged when you are checking it out, please bring it to the attention of the circulation attendant.

Circulation Periods

Materials may be borrowed from the collection for differing periods, depending on the material type and patron's status. Patrons may renew their books -- borrowed from the library collection. See the guide for more help.

Alumni 4 weeks, limit of 10 books, 1 renewal
Outside (Friends, Cooperating institutions) 4 weeks, limit of 10 books, no renewals

Patron Fines for Overdue Materials

    Books: $0.25 per day, including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Maximum fines reach $20.00 per item.

    Fines/Replacement charges should be paid between the hours of

    8am-5pm—Monday through Friday.

     If a library fine is not paid by the end of the semester, fines will be charged against the student's regular school bill. Overdue notices are sent as soon as material is overdue; failure to receive the notice does not excuse the borrower from responsibility. Overdue materials will eventually be considered lost and full replacement costs will be charged to the patron's account (see below).


    Lost or Damaged Items

    For lost and heavily damaged items (including liquid and food spills, torn pages, and chewed or mangled covers), the Library will charge patrons as follows:

    Hardback book $60.00

    Paperback book $30.00

    For more information, please see the full Community-Alumni User Policy document.