Circulation Department Policies

To check out materials from Auburn University Libraries, you must present an active TigerCard in-person, read the circulation policies and procedures, sign the user circulation agreement, and abide by the regulations set forth in the Tiger Cub.  You are responsible for all library materials checked out with your TigerCard.  Overdue and recall notices are either e-mailed or mailed to the address you provided the library.  The library is not responsible for any unread e-mail or undeliverable mail.

TigerCards for undergraduate students, graduate students, and special borrowers are not transferable.  Conversely, TigerCards for active or retired faculty, active AU staff, and active Non-AU staff are transferable.

A lost TigerCard must be reported immediately to the TigerCard Center and the Circulation Office.  You must notify the Registrar's Office of any address change.  

University faculty and staff must clear all library obligations before terminating university employment.  

Circulation Privileges by Patron Group

Active Faculty & Staff, Retired Faculty & Staff, Non-AU Staff*, & Graduate Students

Item Limit: 100
Loan Periods: 90 days for regular checkouts; 1 day for bound journal checkouts
Renewal Limit: 3  times prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees: journals, recalled items, reserve items, headphones, wireless computers, power cords, special permission checkouts
Database Access: yes
Document Delivery Privileges: yes

Undergraduate Students

Item Limit: 50
Loan Periods: 28 days for regular checkouts; ineligible for journal checkouts
Renewal Limit: 3  times prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees: journals, recalled items, reserve items, headphones, wireless computers, power cords, special permission checkouts
Database Access: yes
Document Delivery Privileges: yes

Special Borrowers

Item Limit: 10
Loan Periods: 28 days for regular checkouts; Ineligible for journal checkouts
Renewal Limit: 1 time provided there are not any overdue items and it is prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees: Daily fines are charged on all overdue items. These patrons are blocked when any fines are accrued.
Database Access: no
Document Delivery Privileges: no

Corporate Users

Item Limit: 20
Loan Periods: 28 days for regular checkouts; Ineligible for journal checkouts
Renewal Limit: 1 time prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees: Daily fines are charged on all overdue items. These patrons are blocked when any fines are accrued.
Database Access: no
Document Delivery Privileges: no
* Non-AU staff must have a responsibility form submitted by their department on file in the circulation office in order to activate or renew their TigerCard.
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2014