Please have your Ivy Tech student ID to check out any material from your campus library. If you do not have a student ID, one can be obtained at Express Enrollment or the Bursar’s Office. If you are not a current Ivy Tech student, you may be eligible for a community patron account. Ask staff at the library desk for details or check our community patron policy.
|Item Type||Loan Period|
|General collection book||2 weeks|
|Magazine or scholarly journal||2 weeks|
|Reserve textbook||4 hours|
|DVD (entertainment, not educational)||1 week|
|Mobile devices||Varies, ask at desk|
Did you receive a charge for an overdue or lost library item? Don't panic! Visit the front desk to learn about payment options.
You can't borrow items if your late fees reach $10 or if you have overdue recalled or interlibrary loan items. Once you pay your balance, you can check things out again.
You can renew the material you borrowed by the due date to extend the loan period. General Collection materials may be renewed up to four times. Textbooks can be renewed, with exceptions, in person at the library desk.
There are multiple ways to borrow material from Ivy Tech and other statewide libraries.
If you would like the library to hold an item from the general collection, you can submit a hold request. A library staff member will contact you when the item is available.
If you would like to request material from another Ivy Tech library in a different region or from another library entirely, please fill out the form to request an item from another library.
You are responsible for paying any fines or fees for late return or non-return of library materials checked out in your name or on your student ID. All fines must be paid at the Bursar's Office.
To appeal a fine, please see fine appeals.
Details about fines and fees are shown in the table below:
|General collection item||1-14 days overdue||Grace period, $0|
|15-28 days overdue||$3|
|29 days overdue||Item marked as lost; $5 late fee + $5 processing fee + replacement cost|
|Reserve textbook||1-15 minutes overdue||Grace period, $0|
|16 minutes overdue||Will begin charging $.05/min, including previous 15 minutes|
|24 hrs - 7 days overdue||$50|
|8+ days overdue||Item marked as lost; $100 or cost of book|
If any item is lost or heavily damaged, the fine will be the replacement cost of the item plus a $5.00 handling fee. Once a lost item has been paid for, there are no refunds.
PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to pay your fines and/or fees, your borrowing privileges will be suspended and you will not be able to register for classes, graduate or get a copy of your transcript until your account is paid-in-full. We are not able to accept credit or debit cards. Cash only.
Under Ivy Tech Community College Library Circulation Policy, borrowers may appeal fines and charges.
Please note that the following are NOT acceptable reasons for appealing a fine:
To appeal on other grounds, please follow the process outlined on this page. You may be asked to provide documentation; for example, a doctor's certificate to accompany an appeal on medical grounds.
Click here for the online appeal form.
Appeals must be filed within one semester from the end of the semester in which the charges were assessed. Your appeal will be carefully reviewed and investigated by the Fines Committee. Decisions made by the committee will be communicated via the Ivy Tech e-mail system. You will normally receive a response within 3 working days. Many appeals will be resolved more quickly, but an appeal often entails a comprehensive search of book stacks and online records over several days.