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Policies - Central Indiana

A guide to the library's policies.

Textbook (Reserves) Policy

The library maintains many textbooks on reserve for short-term use by currently enrolled Ivy Tech students. Faculty and staff currently enrolled in an Ivy Tech class may check out the textbook for the class they are enrolled in.  
Please check with a librarian to see if we have one for your class. Every attempt is made to have textbooks available each semester for our face to face classes; however, for various reasons, we may not be able to acquire certain titles.


  • 4 hour checkout period.
  • Textbooks may be checked out for up to three courses at a time at the Lawrence and North Meridian campuses.
  • Textbooks cannot be borrowed from or loaned to other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan process.
  • Textbooks may be removed from the library.
  • Textbooks cannot be placed on hold.
  • Textbooks must be returned to the library counter to avoid additional late fees.
  • Textbooks can be renewed only one time and only in person if:
    • A second copy of the textbook is available OR
    • Student waits at least 1/2 hour so that other patrons have access to textbook


  • 15 minute grace period before fines begin
  • Fine is $3.00 per hour.
  • Student loses /damages textbook: Replacement cost will be 100% cost of book + $5 processing fee