Services for Alumni
- What are the library's hours?
- What borrowing privileges do alumni have?
Although the Library's primary commitment is to current students and faculty, many library privileges are extended to Wesleyan alumni.
A Library Card may be obtained from the Olin Library Circulation Office 115, M-F 9am-5pm, and during academic year on Saturday from 10am - noon, 1-5, and Sunday from 10am-1pm, 2-6pm. Application must be made in person. Library cards expire annually with renewals available upon request.
ID cards are nontransferable, and may not be used by anyone other than the person to whom they were issued. All library users assume responsibility for notifying the library of change of address, loss or theft of the ID card, and loss or theft of books charged to them. Receipts for returned items are available upon request. You also accept responsibility for the materials borrowed on your ID card and for returning them to the library by the due date.
Should you encounter any difficulty with your ID, please come to the Circulation Office in Olin Library 115. If you have questions concerning ID cards or library circulation issues in general, please call 860-685-3877 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewals: There is no limit to the number of times an item may be renewed, provided it is not needed by another library user. Telephone renewals are accepted at (860) 685-3967 from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. You may also renew your items online, click "Renew Circulation Items" from the library home page and log in with your Wes ID and your last name. You must renew your books via online catalog before they are overdue.
Fees/Fines: Replacement fees for lost library materials are billed at a rate of $50.00 per item or the cost of the book along with a non-refundable processing fee of $35.00 per item. The overdue recall fine is $7.00/day to a $70.00 maximum.
- How long is the loan period?
Loan periods differ according to the type of material being charged:
Books - 28 days
Government Documents - 28 days
CD-ROMs – 7 days
Music CDs - 7 days
Cassettes - 28 days
Music Scores - 28 days
DVDs and Videos - 3 days
Bound Periodicals in Olin - 14 days
- Are there check-out limits?
There is a limit on the number of items a user may charge out at any one time. Maximum number of items in circulation at one time: 10
- Which library services are not available to alumni?
Library Privileges allow alumni to borrow materials from only Wesleyan's library collections. Alumni are not permitted to use the CTW borrowing system, Interlibrary Loan, and many of the restricted online databases, because of our contractual obligations with the database vendors.
- Can circulation privileges be suspended?
Circulation privileges may be suspended under the following circumstances: 10 items are overdue, one recalled item is overdue, one reserve item is overdue, or $100.00 in fees/fines are unpaid.
- Are circulation records confidential?
Wesleyan University Library is committed to the protection of the privacy rights of all of its students, faculty, staff and other library users. In the spirit of CT state law C.G.S.A. § 11-25, and in accordance with the American Library Association policy on "Confidentiality of Library Records," all library records are considered to be confidential transactions. Library staff will not release the name of any person to whom an item is currently charged, nor will they release past circulation records (this includes interlibrary loans). For exceptions, individual faculty, students and staff must request, in writing, that the library is authorized to share circulation information with other persons who might request such information. Persons making requests for circulation information must state the specific purpose for which the data is being used. If faculty and students would like to share their circulation information with each other, both parties must agree in writing to this arrangement and be approved by the University Librarian. All exceptions must be submitted in writing to the University Librarian, Olin Library, Room 202A.