To borrow library materials, Shepherd students and employees must present their Shepherd University ID (Rambler) card. Members of the community who are West Virginia residents aged 18 and above may obtain a free library card at the Public Services desk.
Checking out library materials may be done at the Public Services desk or by using the self-checkout system on your smart phone or at the stations in front of the Public Services desk. The due date(s) for each item will be emailed to you.
Loan Periods and Fine Policies by Patron Type:
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Courtesy notices are emailed 5 days prior to the due date.
A fine of $1.00/day is charged for overdue interlibrary loan items. Fines accrue per item with no maxium charge. Once the item has been returned to the library, fines must be paid at the Business Office located in Ikenberry Hall (304)-876-5284 during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Acceptable forms of payment include Shepherd University ID (Rambler), cash, check, or credit/debit card.
Please call the library once the fine has been paid, so a staff member can update your library account (304)876-5421. If the interlibrary loan item is lost or damaged, contact the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator – Patrick Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org) (304)-876-5691 – for the replacement cost.
Lost or Damaged Library Materials
Patrons are responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged library materials. The replacement charge for all library materials is the current price of the particular item plus an additional $15.00 processing fee. Contact the library (304)876-5421 for the replacement charges which must then be paid at the Business Office located in Ikenberry Hall during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Acceptable forms of payment include Shepherd University ID (Rambler), cash, check, or credit/debit card. Contact the Business Office for further information (304)876-5284. Please call the library once the fine has been paid, so a staff member can update your library account (304)876-5421.
Suspension of Library Privileges
Students with overdue items are prohibited from further borrowing. Registration for classes is blocked and transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations are met. Once the student has returned all overdue items and/or paid all outstanding library fines and fees, at the Business Office located in Ikenberry Hall, the library will release all holds. Students should allow one business day for release of a hold after all fines and fees have been paid.
To renew items before the due date, patrons may sign in to My Library Account.
To renew items that have reached or exceeded the due date, patrons must contact the Public Services desk during normal operating hours either in person or by phone at 304-876-5421.
Library items may be returned to the Public Services desk or deposited in the outside book drop when the building is closed.
Patrons may place a hold on an item that is checked out to another patron. Log into ‘My Account’, search for the item record in WorldCat Discovery, click on the title, then select ‘Place Hold’. For items that are not checked out, you are welcome to retrieve the item yourself, or select the title in the catalog and click on ‘Place Hold’. A library staff member will retrieve the item for you. You will receive an email notification when the item is available for pick-up at the Public Services desk.