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Community Borrowing Policy

West Virginia residents who are 18 or older, or have graduated from high school, may apply for borrowing privileges. A West Virginia driver’s license, or other proof of state residency, such as a utility bill must be presented in order to be issued a library card at the Public Services desk.

Loan Periods

Library Materials Loan Period Overdue Fines
General Collection and all book collections not designated “Library Use Only” 28 days N/A
DVDs, Music CDs, Audio Books 14 days N/A
Course Reserves Varies by instructor Varies by loan period*
Headphones, webcam
(Library Use Only)
2 hours N/A
Group Study/Conference Rooms (Priority is given to students during fall/spring semesters) 2 hours $1.00/hour*


To avoid overdue/replacement charges, please request renewals online from “My Library Account” or by contacting the Public Services desk (304)876-5421 before the due date.

For overdue policies and payment instructions, see Borrowing.

*No accrual limit on overdue fines for these items.