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You may request books and media (DVDs, CDs) from any Tri-C campus library through the Tri-C online catalog. Delivery time: 3 to 5 days.
OhioLINK and SearchOhio Loans
Books and media not available in a Tri-C library may be requested from the OhioLINK catalog, which contains the holdings of Ohio academic libraries, or the SearchOHIO catalog, which contains the holdings of Ohio public libraries. Pick up OhioLINK and SearchOhio items at the Circulation desk; these items will be held for a limited time. Delivery time: 3 to 5 days.
Books, media, and periodical articles that are not available from Tri-C, OhioLINK, or SearchOHIO may be obtained from other libraries. Contact your campus librarian to request Interlibrary Loan materials.
Some libraries charge a fee to send books or articles. If an item that you have requested is not available for free, we will let you know the cost to borrow that item, so you can decide if you wish to proceed with the loan. You will have to write a check directly to the lending institution.
Library materials that are assigned readings for specific classes, and other materials, including audio and video equipment and laptops, have restricted loan periods and are available at the Circulation desk.
Lending Policies and Procedures
All students, faculty, and staff of Tri-C may borrow materials from the Tri-C libraries with valid Tri-C ID. All residents of Cuyahoga and adjoining counties may borrow materials from the Tri-C libraries with registration as a community patron using a driver’s license or State-issued ID.
Loan Policies for Reserve Materials
|Loan Period||Renew||Late Fees||Replacement Cost|
|Reserve Materials by the Hour||2 hrs. (Library use only)||Yes||$.50/hr.||Cost of the Item|
|Laptops||4 hrs.||Yes||$5/hr. Max $200||$1400|
|Reserve Materials (Take home)||Varies||Varies||$1/day||Cost of the Item|
|Loan Period||Renewals||Late Fees||Maximum Fine Replacement Costs|
|Tri-C Books, DVDs||Books: 3 weeks; up to 10 items||6 times (if not requested by another patron)||$.05/day||Original purchase price of items|
|OhioLINK materials||Books: 3 weeks: a/v: 1 week||6 times (if not requested by another patron)||$.50/day||$125 per item + $50 processing fee for items 30+ days overdue|
|SearchOhio materials||Books: 3 weeks: a/v: 1 week||3 times (if not requested by another patron)||$.50/day||$25 overdue fine + $25 replacement fee for items 30+ days overdue|
Reference Materials, Periodicals…are not normally loaned. Check with a librarian if you wish to arrange a special loan.
Patron Responsibility: All patrons are responsible for lost, damaged, or non-returned library materials. If an item is not returned within 30 days after the due date, a HOLD will be placed on your student account. You will not be able to register for classes, obtain enrollment verification or transcripts (official or unofficial),or graduate. HOLDS will not be removed until all late fees have been paid. When an item is overdue more than 24 months, replacement charges will be directed to the Ohio Attorney General for collection.