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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 Pamela Baird 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.

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

4-Hour Loans (due before Library closes)

Laptops & iPads

Headphones and computer mice

Calculators, rulers, compasses, colored pencils, and dry erase markers.

 

7-Day Loans (no renewals)

GoPro cameras, tripods, and camera mounts

360 degree spherical panorama cameras

Binoculars and laser presenters

Portable Blu-Ray and DVD players

 

Current semester (no renewals)

Kindle Fire and Nook e-readers. The e-Readers are preloaded with a selection of e-books.


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 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 60 days No 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

Duration of loan and renewal policies for materials outside on CSU+ are determined by the lending institution.

Replacement Fees

Once a borrower has accrued 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 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 replacement fees, contact Pamela Baird (707-654-1098) or Mark Stackpole (707-654-1092).

California State University Maritime Academy

Cal Maritime Library
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590 
707-654-1090

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