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Borrowing, Renewing & Fines: Borrowing

All you need to know about our circulation policies!

What do I need to borrow a book?


 

 

 

 

 

Bring your Defiance College ID or Community Patron Card to the library to check out items. Click here to learn more about applying for a community patron card.

Borrowing from other Libraries

Since Defiance College participates in library collaborations like OhioLINK and OPAL, you also have the ability to borrow materials from over 88 other libraries in Ohio.  That's one massive collection!

To borrow an item from another library, you will click on the request button within the library's catalog. You will need to enter your name and your barcode number (located on your Defiance College ID or Community Patron card).

Check Out Tech!

What materials can I borrow?

Our collection consists of books, periodicals, dvds, cds, children's books, and more.  We also have technology that circulates only to students, staff and faculty (iPads, Kindles, etc).

Most of our collection circulates and can be checked out. You can check out circulating items when their status is set to 'available' in the catalog.

Some items can be checked out but have special restrictions. These items will show an available Status but will include a notation in the Message part of the catalog entry. Examples include reference items or items placed on reserve. 

LIB USE ONLY = Item cannot leave the library
LOCAL CIRC ONLY = Item can only  be borrowed by Defiance patrons; will not be shipped to borrowers from other libraries
2 HR RESERVE = Item can be checked out for 2 hour time periods

Borrowing: How Much & How Long

How many items you can borrow & how long you can keep an item depends on your status.

 

 

Type of Patron

&

Loan Amount

 

Defiance Books

(Main collection, Hench Autism, CMC/Textbooks, Juvenile)

 

Defiance or OhioLINK Media

(CD, DVD)

 

OhioLINK Books

Students

(Undergrad or Grad)

50 items

Loan Period: 21 days

Renew: 6 times

Loan Period: 7 days

Renew: 3 times

Loan Period: 21 days

Renew: 6 times*

DC Faculty/Staff

(Full or Part Time)

200 items

Loan Period: 42 days

Renew: 6 times

Loan Period: 7 days

Renew: 3 times

Loan Period: 42 days

Renew: 6 times*

DC Community Patron

5 items

Loan Period: 21 days

Renew: 6 times

Loan Period: 7 days

Renew: 3 times

Loan Period: 21 days

 Renew: 6 times*

 

*All patrons have the potential to renew books six times, as long as another person has not placed a hold on the item. These loan periods and renewal policies do not apply to SearchOhio materials. For circulation questions please contact Collette Knight at knightc@defiance.edu or (419) 783-2482.