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Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Borrowing Information

Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) participants may apply in person for limited borrowing privileges at the Cushwa-Leighton Library during regular business hours ( M -F 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.).
Special library cards will be issued to ALI participants when they provide valid identification, a valid academic institution e-mail address, and permission from their participating ALI home library. ALI library cards will be valid at the Cushwa-Leighton Library only for one semester if you are a student and for one academic year if you are faculty.
Materials from the General Collection may be borrowed for a period of 28 days. ALI participants may not renew or place a recall request on these materials. Please check the online catalog or inquire at the circulation desk (574) 284-5278 if the material you require is not on the shelf.

It is your responsibility to return library materials on time. Library materials that are not returned or renewed by the due date are subject to overdue notices and service charges. Overdue reminders will be sent primarily via e-mail. Bills will be sent primarily via snail-mail.  Failure to receive overdue reminders does not exempt you from returning materials by the due date. 

Items not returned after 30 days from the due date will be presumed lost. A lost book fee of $60.00 will be automatically assessed. This charge includes a $40.00 book replacement fee* and a $20.00 processing fee.

All library charges must be paid in the College Business Office. Unpaid library charges may result in patron borrowing privileges being restricted until the matter is resolved. ALI cardholders will have copies of the detailed bill sent to their home institution and may face further penalties at that institution.
Questions about this policy should be directed to the Collection Management Supervisor.
* Fees based upon data from "The Bowker Annual: Library and Book Trade Almanac"