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Today’s Hours:

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Terrell Main Library

10am - 4pm

Circulation Desk

10am - 4pm

Online Help Daytime

Closed

Terrell Library Scholar Studies and A-Level

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Libraries Administrative Office

Closed

Azariah's Cafe counter service

To be determined

Audiovisual Department

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CIT Help Desk - Click for Assistance!

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Quantitative Skills Center

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Speaking Center

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Directions:

Location:

Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545

Parking:

The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building.

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Replacement & Late Fees

The libraries will bill borrowers for overdue, lost, or damaged materials. Fees may be levied in addition to any fines that have accumulated.

Damaged Items

Items returned with damage beyond normal wear and tear but that do not require replacing will incur a flat $10 fine.


Library Bills

Bills from the library are paid to the Office of Student Accounts, and cannot be processed in the libraries. Student accounts accepts payment in cash, check, online, and wire transfer. Fines and bills that appear as fines, such as with headphones and OhioLINK materials, may be paid at the circulation desk in the Terrell Main Library using cash, check, or Obie$$.


Main Library Books and Periodicals

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost is either the actual price we would have to pay to buy a new copy or $40 if no new copy is available. There is an additional $25 billing fee for each item billed for replacement.

Replacement Copies

We accept replacement copies by special arrangement only.

Refund Policy

If an item is returned in good condition within 30 days of the billing date, we will refund the full billed amount. After that time, we will refund the replacement cost only if the item is returned in good condition and the library has not yet ordered a replacement copy.

Contact the Stacks Manager with questions regarding bills for Main books and periodicals.


Main Library Reserve Books, Reserve Media, and Media

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost is the price we would have to pay to buy a new copy plus a $25 billing fee.

Replacement Copies

Replacement copies for reserve materials are not accepted.

Refund Policy

If an item is returned in good condition, the replacement cost may be refunded but the billing fee is non-refundable. The borrower remains responsible for any fines accrued up until the time a response to notices is received.

Contact the Reserves and Media Manager with questions regarding bills for Main reserves.


Electronic Equipment

Damaged Electronics

Borrowers may be billed for the cost of repair to damaged electronic equipment. This varies depending on the damage, such as normal wear and tear vs. a liquid spill.

Laptops, Laptop Chargers, and Laptop Sets Replacement Cost

The replacement cost for laptops is $1,800 plus a $25 billing fee. The replacement cost for $100 plus a $25 billing fee. If a laptop set is billed for replacement, the total replacement bill is $1,950.

Headphones in the Main Library

Once a pair of headphones becomes overdue, an automatic fine of $25 replacement fee plus $5 billing fee is posted to the borrower’s library account. If returned in good condition, the replacement fee is waived and the $5 billing fee is left as a fine. If not returned, the borrower is billed for $25 and the headphones become theirs to keep; the library will no longer accept them if returned.

Other Electronic Equipment (including Phone Chargers, Lamps, and Fans)

The replacement cost of other electronics is the amount we would have to pay to buy a new piece of equipment plus a $25 billing fee.

Replacement Copies

Replacement copies of electronic equipment are not accepted.

Refund Policy

If a piece of electronic equipment is returned in good condition, the replacement cost may be refunded but the billing fee is non-refundable. The borrower remains responsible for any fines accrued up until the time they responded to the library’s notices.

Contact the Reserves and Media Manager with questions regarding bills for electronic equipment.


OhioLINKs

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost for OhioLINKs is $75 plus a $50 billing fee, which posts as a fine in the borrower’s account. If returned in good condition, the replacement fee is waived and the $50 billing fee is left as a fine.

Replacement Copies

Acceptance of replacement copies varies from lending library to lending library.

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor with questions regarding bills for OhioLINK materials.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost is determined by the lending library.

Replacement Copies

Acceptance of replacement Copies varies from lending library to lending library.

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor with questions regarding bills for ILL materials.


Art Library

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost is either the actual price we would have to pay to buy a new copy or $40 if no new copy is available. There is an additional $25 billing fee for each item billed for replacement.

Replacement Copies

We accept replacement copies by special arrangement only.

Refund Policy

If an item is returned in good condition within 30 days of the billing date, we will refund the full billed amount. After that time, we will refund the replacement cost only if the item is returned in good condition and the library has not yet ordered a replacement copy.

Contact the Art Library Administrative Assistant with questions regarding bills for Art Library materials.


Conservatory Library

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost for materials from the conservatory library is $35 plus a $25 billing fee.

Replacement Copies

We accept replacement copies by special arrangement only. A $25 billing fee is applied.

Refund Policy

The replacement cost is refunded only if the item is returned in good condition and the library has not yet ordered a replacement copy.

Contact the Conservatory Circulation Coordinator with questions regarding bills for Conservatory Library materials.


Science Library

Replacement Cost

The replacement cost is either the actual price we would have to pay to buy a new copy or $65 if no new copy is available. There is an additional $25 billing fee for each item billed for replacement.

Replacement Copies

We accept replacement copies by special arrangement only.

Refund Policy

If an item is returned in good condition within 30 days of the billing date, we will refund the full billed amount. After that time, we will refund the replacement cost only if the item is returned in good condition and the library has not yet ordered a replacement copy.

Contact the Science Library Administrative Assistant with questions regarding bills for Science Library materials.