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Library Policies

The policies of the California Maritime Academy Library

Borrowing Overview

Library materials can be borrowed from the books collection, reserve collection, media collection, and equipment collection by current students, faculty, and staff of Cal Maritime. Check out items at the Help Desk in the Cal Maritime Library.

For questions about borrowing, contact Jennifer Haupt or Mark Stackpole.

Books and Audiobooks

Materials covered by this policy include: books, audiobooks, oversize/folio items, best sellers, and graphic novels.

Patron Type Loan Period # of Items Renewals Fees
Cal Maritime/CSU STUDENTS Current semester 25 items 2 renewals Replacement Fee $115 or cost of item, whichever is greater
Cal Maritime/CSU FACULTY & STAFF 12 months Unlimited 2 renewals

 

You may renew books in person, through the library website, or by phone (707) 654-1090. Items may not be renewed if requested by another library user.

The Library does not charge overdue fines for books and audiobooks. Materials more than 60 days past due will be considered lost and a replacement fee will be charged. All charges go to Accounting at the end of the month.

Reserve Collection

Print materials on RESERVE are loaned for 2 hours with no renewals. Print RESERVE materials must be used in the Library ONLY.

Media materials are loaned for 4 hours with no renewals. Media may be used outside the library.

The overdue fine for all Reserve materials is $25.00.

Media

Materials covered by this policy include: DVDs, Blu-Rays, Games & Puzzles.

Patron Type Loan Period # of Items Renewals Fees
Cal Maritime/CSU STUDENTS 28 days 3 items No renewals Replacement Fee $115 or cost of item, whichever is greater
Cal Maritime/CSU FACULTY & STAFF 28 days 10 items 1 renewal

 

The Library does not charge overdue fines for media items. Materials more than 60 days past due will be considered lost and a replacement fee will be charged. All charges go to Accounting at the end of the month.

Equipment

Laptops & iPads are available for a 4 hour loan with no renewals. Devices must be returned to library Help Desk by half hour before closing. There are no overnight renewals of laptops or iPads.

GoPro cameras, tripods, and camera mounts are available for a 5 day loan with no renewals.

Kindle Fire and Nook e-Readers are loaned for a semester (students) or academic year (faculty/staff). The e-Readers are preloaded with a selection of e-books. Patrons may request a title to be acquired and loaded onto a device. Any materials loaded by borrowers onto eReaders will be deleted on return.

Portable Blu-Ray players are loaned for 1 week with no renewals.

Calculators, headphones, rulers, cell phone chargers, and dry erase markers are available for a 2 hour loan.

All borrowers are responsible for damaged and lost devices or parts. Any damage to the equipment will be noted on the borrower's record and billed accordingly. The overdue fine for all equipment is $25.00. The replacement charge for lost equipment varies and can be found on the Equipment Guide.

All equipment may be used outside the Library.

All equipment should be returned at the Library Help Desk, not via the Book Drop.

Interlibrary Loan

Physical items, such as books, DVDs, or CDs, not found at the Cal Maritime Library may be requested through CSU+.

All Cal Maritime patrons, whether students, staff, or faculty, have the same CSU+ borrowing terms. They are:

Item Type Term Renewals Fees
Books 28 days One 28 day renewal Replacement Fee $90
Media (DVDs, CDs) 14 days No renewal Replacement Fee $90

 

CSU+ book or media or any other Interlibrary Loan material more than 14 days overdue will be considered lost and charged the Replacement Fee. All charges go to Accounting at the end of the month.

Physical materials not available at Cal Maritime or through CSU+ may be requested online through this form

Fines and Replacement Fees

Once a borrower has accrued fines or fees of $25 or more, borrowing privileges will be suspended. For students, a hold will be placed on their academic records until overdue items are returned or fines and fees are paid.

The replacement charge for lost materials (books, AV, etc.) is $115.00 minimum. The replacement charge for lost equipment varies and can be found on the Equipment Guide. All Cal Maritime students, faculty and staff are responsible for replacement costs of lost or damaged materials or equipment.

With prior approval of library staff, a borrower may replace lost or damaged material with an exact copy paid for at their expense.

For questions about overdue fines or replacement fees, contact Jennifer Haupt (x1098) or Mark Stackpole (x1092)