Circulation Services

Undergraduate Students

Anyone currently enrolled in one or more SOU credit courses. A photo ID is required to check out or pick up library items. Overdue, damage, and replacement charges apply for overdue or items not returned on time.

**If you were previously enrolled at SOU, but are not currently registered AND need to continue to use library resources to complete coursework, you will need to notify the Circulation Desk for an extension as a Non-Enrolled SOU Student.

Borrowing Responsibilities:

We at Hannon Library want to make sure you have the maximum amount of time for library items, while minimizing overdue fines, and ensuring equitable access for other users. Please return library items on time. See the Policies page for more detailed information.

Loan Periods & Renewals

Sign in to your library account to view your library loans, automatic renewal due dates, and requests from other libraries.

Eligible items will automatically renew unless recalled or the new due date will exceed the library account expiration date. When the maximum loan period is reached, users will receive a courtesy email notification, and items must be returned.

SOU Owned Books:

    Loan period: Guaranteed a minimum 3-week loan period, unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date.

    Renewals: Automatic renewals in 3-week increments.

    Maximum Loan Period: 60 days unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date.

    Overdue: $.50/day, per item. Maximum $20.00.

    Recalled & Overdue: $2.00/day per item. Maximum $30.00.

    Replacement: Determined at the time of billing based on current market value. Includes $20.00 billing service charge and $15.00 binding charge if applicable.

    Damage: varies and determined at time of assessment. Minimum $20.00.

SOU Owned Media:

    Loan period: Guaranteed minimum 6-day loan period, unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date.

    Renewals: One 6-day automatic renewal, unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date.

    Maximum Loan: 12 days.

    Overdue: $1.00/day, per item. Maximum $14.00.

    Recalled & Overdue: $2.00/day per item. Maximum $30.00.

    Replacement: Feature Films - $25.00 flat fee. Instructional Films - Determined at the time of billing based on current market value. Includes $20.00 non-refundable billing service charge.

    Damage: varies and determined at time of assessment. Minimum $20.00.

Summit Books (Long Loan):

    Loan Period: Guaranteed 6-week loan period unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date. *Some Summit books are short loan items.

    Renewals: None

    Maximum Loan: 6 weeks.

    Overdue: $1.00/day, per item. Maximum $20.00.

    Recalled & Overdue: $2.00/day per item. Maximum $30.00.

    Replacement: $90.00 flat fee.

    Damage: $90.00 flat fee.

Summit Audio-Visual (Short Loan):

    Loan Period: Guaranteed 6-day loan unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date. *Short loan items may include some Summit books.

    Renewals: None

    Maximum Loan: 6 days.

    Overdue: $1.00/day, per item. Maximum $14.00.

    Recalled & Overdue: $2.00/day per item. Maximum $30.00.

    Replacement: $90.00 flat fee.

    Damage: $90.00 flat fee.

ILL Books (Long Loan)

    Loan period: Guaranteed 6-week loan period unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date.

    Renewals: None. *Case by case renewal exceptions should be requested by logging into your Tipasa ILL Account or by emailing ill@sou.edu. Approvals are determined by the owning library.

    Maximum Loan Period: 6 weeks unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date.

    Overdue: $.50/day, per item. Maximum $20.00.

    Recalled & Overdue: $2.00/day per item. Maximum $30.00.

    Replacement: Determined by the owning library at the time of billing.

    Damage: Determined by the owning library at time of assessment.

ILL Media (Short Loan):

    Loan Period: Guaranteed 6 week loan unless recalled or exceeds library account expiration date. *Short loan items may include some ILL books or other format items.

    Renewals: None. *Case by case renewal exceptions should be requested by logging into your Tipasa ILL Account, or by emailing ill@sou.edu. Approvals are determined by the owning library.

    Maximum Loan: 12 days.

    Overdue: $1.00/day, per item. Maximum $14.00.

    Recalled & Overdue: $2.00/day per item. Maximum $30.00.

    Replacement: Determined by the owning library at the time of billing.

    Damage: Determined by the owning library at time of assessment.

Course Reserves & Library Tech (Hourly Loan):

Includes items on Course Reserves and Laptops (at Tech Help Desk).

    Loan Period: Varies between 2 hours and 4 hours. *Some items are for In Library Use only.

    Renewals: None. *Item must be physically returned and may be re-checked out if no one is waiting to use it.

    Maximum Loan: Varies between 2 hours and 4 hours.

    Overdue: $3.00/hour, per item. Maximum $72.00.

    *Overdue Library Tech accessories: $1.00 flat overdue fee.

    Replacement: Determined at the time of billing based on current market value. Includes $20.00 billing service charge and $15.00 binding charge if applicable.

    *Laptops: $1000.00. Laptop chargers: $40.00.

    Damage: varies and determined at time of assessment. Minimum $20.00.

Course Reserves & Library Tech (Day Loan):

Includes items on Course Reserves and Chromebooks (at Tech Help Desk).

    Loan Period: Varies between 1 day, 3 days, or 1 week.

    Renewals: None. *Item must be physically returned and may be re-checked out in no one is waiting to use it.

    Maximum Loan: Varies between 1 day, 3 days, or 1 week.

    Overdue: $2.00/day, per item. Maximum $72.00.

    Replacement: Determined at the time of billing based on current market value. Includes $20.00 billing service charge and $15.00 binding charge if applicable.

    *Chromebooks: $250.00 flat rate. Chromebook Chargers: $35.00 flat rate.

    Damage: varies and determined at time of assessment. Minimum $20.00.