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Many factors go into the circulation of material but in general the circulation periods for students are as follows:

  • 4 weeks for most material except as indicated below
  • DVDs, Bound Periodicals, and Curriculum Materials: 2 weeks
  • Current Periodicals: 3 days
  • Unbound Periodicals: 3 days
  • Reserve Material: time periods vary (usually 3 hours in library) 
  • Audiovisual Equipment (i.e. laptops; iPads, cameras/DSLRs;DARs, poster easels, etc.): 1 week
  • Disc Golf Sets: 1 day
  • Reference: Non-circulating


Most material can be renewed once if not on hold for another patron.  AV equipment holds and renewals based on availability.  Reserves may not be renewed.

Online Renewal

HU students and personnel may renew their items online, at the library, via email, or phone. Resident patrons must return the item to the library for renewal.

Online Renewal Instructions

  • Go to the RichLyn Library Discovery System
  • CLICK ON Sign In in the top white space to the right
  • Enter your HU username and password
  • CLICK ON the arrow next to My Account (to the upper right under you name)
  • CLICK ON Checkouts in the popup box
  • Click the box to the left of the item you would like to Renew.
  • Click on the green Renew Items button.
  • In the popup box confirm the renewal by clicking the green Renew button.
  • Normally the system will allow one renewal per item. If you need to renew your item further you must bring it to the Library Service Desk for assistance.
  • If you are on a public computer and you are finished click on My Account - Sign Out.


General Fines

  • Audiovisual Equipment (i.e. laptops, iPads; cameras/DSLRs;DARs, poster easels, etc.): $1.00 per day
  • Disc golf sets:  $1.00 per set per day
  • Current periodical issues: $1.00 per day
  • 3-day periodical issues: $1.00 per day

Recall Fines

$1.00 per day

Reserve Fines

Hourly Reserves: 50 cents per hour
Other Reserves: $1.00 per day
Items taken from the library without permission: $25.00 per item

Lost or Damaged Items

Cost of replacement plus a $15.00 processing fee

Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Reciprocal Borrowing Program


For assistance with any of these items, please contact the Access Services Assistant or (260) 359-4054.