Library Policies


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Circulation
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library is open to the public. Visitors are welcome to consult all library materials. Borrowing privileges vary.

Borrowing Privileges
1. Books and Media From the General Stacks - All patrons with a valid borrower's card issued by an Indiana University library are eligible to borrow these items. Indiana University affiliated patrons may renew items twice except in cases where a hold has been placed on an item. Indiana residents who are not affiliated with Indiana University are limited to three circulating items and have a two-week loan period which may be renewed only once.
2. Reserve Materials - All patrons with a valid borrower's card issued by an Indiana University Library may consult these library-use-only materials. These materials have a two-hour loan period and may not be renewed. In addition, holds cannot be placed on Reserve materials. 
3. Journals - Borrowing privileges are restricted to School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students. Journals circulate for three days and may not be renewed. 
4. Theses - Borrowing privileges are restricted to School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students. Theses circulate for two weeks and may be renewed twice. 
5. Reference Materials - Reference materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the library. 
6. Rare Books - All patrons with a valid borrower's card issued by an Indiana University Library may consult these library-use-only materials.

Fees and Fines*
1. Unreturned Items - Patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $25.00 processing fee.
2. Reserve Materials That Are Removed From the Library - Most reserve materials are restricted to Library-Use-Only. A non-refundable fine of $50.00 per item will be assessed for Library-Use-Only materials taken from the Library.
*Approved by IUSD Library Committee on May 1, 2007

Holds
A patron may request that library staff place a hold on materials currently out on loan. Hold requests may be made at the circulation desk or via the telephone. Patrons are required to provide their borrower ID number at the time a hold is placed.

Collection Development
It is the policy of the Library to support all programs and services offered by Indiana University School of Dentistry, including teaching, research, patient care, and community outreach. The Head Librarian will purchase all dental monographs in the English language and such foreign language monographs as deemed appropriate, given the mission of Indiana University School of Dentistry. Faculty, staff, and student recommendations are encouraged. The Head Librarian is responsible for selecting and purchasing audiovisual, non-print, and electronic resources, as need and budget permit. New editions of standard dental texts will be routinely purchased. Copies of all faculty publications will be purchased. No more than five copies of a book will be purchased, with the normal duplication limited to two copies. New periodical subscriptions are reviewed by the Indiana University School of Dentistry Library Committee prior to purchase.

Interlibrary Loan
The Indiana University School of Dentistry Library will borrow materials not owned by IUPUI campus libraries on behalf of School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students. All other patrons are asked to make arrangements through their local library.

Overdue Notices
1. Circulation Notices - Patrons are sent notices alerting them of overdue materials, recalled materials, and hold availability.
2. Bills – Patrons are billed for the non-return of materials. The billed amount includes a replacement fee and a processing fee.

Print Reserves
1. Materials not owned by the Indiana University School of Dentistry Library, a Dentistry School Department, or the instructor cannot be placed on Print Reserve.
2. In accordance with the Fair Use provisions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code), the Library will allow a reproduction of only one article from any one journal, periodical, or newspaper issue, and one chapter or not more than 10% from any book or other monograph (conference proceedings; miscellaneous report, unpublished paper etc.) to be placed on Print Reserve.th the Fair Use provisions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code), the Library will allow a reproduction of only one article from any one journal, periodical, or newspaper issue, and one chapter or not more than 10% from any book or other monograph (conference proceedings; miscellaneous report, unpublished paper etc.) to be placed on Print Reserve.
3. Repeated use (more than 1 semester) of the same reproduction requires the permission of the copyright owner. The faculty member will be responsible for obtaining this permission and should be aware of time delays and cost considerations.
4. For reprinted materials such as journal articles, book chapters, lecture notes, etc., a maximum of three copies of each reprint will be accepted based on the size of the class (approx. one copy for every thirty (30) students enrolled in a course.)
5. Staff reserves the right to decline requests judged to exceed the Fair Use exemptions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code).
6. Instructors are encouraged to convert photocopied reprints, formerly placed on Print Reserve, to OnCourse, as allowable by the Fair Use provisions of the United States Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Students needing accommodations because of a disability will need to register with Adaptive Educational Services (AES) and complete the appropriate forms issued by AES before accommodations will be given.  The AES office is located in Taylor Hall, UC 100.  You can also reach the office by calling 274-3241.

Visit http://aes.iupui.edu/ for more information.

 Accordingly, "no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be either excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities" of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Please be aware, “faculty and staff are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against any individual who has opposed any act or practice that the individual believes is discriminatory, or because the individual made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an OCR or EEOC investigation.”  Moreover, university faculty and staff shall not coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any individual in the exercise of enjoyment of the protections or rights granted by Section 504 or Title II.