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MWU Libraries

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Services by User Group
For a summary of Library Services provided to MWU's Community Members, please see our Library Services Summary chart.

Library Space Polices

Material Checkout Policies


Overdue Polices

  • 7 days overdue
    • 1st overdue notice with warning of $10.00 late fee
  • 14 days overdue
    • $10.00 late fee incurred (non-refundable)
    • 2nd overdue notice with warning of replacement fees
    • Restricted check out privileges until fee is paid
  • 28 days overdue
    • replacement cost plus $15.00 processing fee posted to student online billing system (non-refundable, return of item not accepted as substitute for payment)

Library Charges
Replacement costs and non-refundable processing fees will be incurred for lost and significantly overdue materials. Most library charges are payable by cash, check, or ID card debit. Library charges include but are not limited to:

  • Late fee
    • $10.00
    • Non-refundable, non-negotiable
  • Replacement costs for lost, damaged, overdue items
    • Actual retail cost of latest edition
    • Posted to the online billing system as incurred
    • Incurred on the 28th day the item is overdue
    • Non-refundable, non-negotiable
    • Return of the item after 28 days overdue is not accepted as substitute for payment.
  • Processing fee
    • $15.00 per item
    • Posted to the online billing system on the 28th day the item is overdue
    • Non-refundable, non-negotiable
    • Return of the item after 28 days overdue is not accepted as substitute for payment
  • Interlibrary Loan Fees
    • $3.00 per item obtained from a non-MWU source
    • Interlibrary loan fees generated by the loaning library for overdues, replacement, etc. will be invoiced to the individual.
    • Non-refundable, non-negotiable

Visitors

Visitors who are not affiliated with Midwestern University are welcome to use the library Monday-Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM. Please sign in at the security desk outside the library entrance.

During evenings and weekends, MWU students, faculty, or staff may sign in a visitor; however, they must remain in the library with their guest.