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Alumnae, Sisters of the Holy Cross, and Special Borrower Information

Saint Mary's College Alumnae, Sisters of the Holy Cross, and members of the South Bend community may apply in person for 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 which will be valid for one year and must be renewed annually. Individuals taking classes should use their student I.D. card.

Loan Periods:
Books: 60 days. 
All other materials must be used in the Library only.

The online catalog is available for searching for materials. Please inquire at the circulation desk 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 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 fees should be paid in the College Business Office. Unpaid library charges may result in patron borrowing privileges being restricted until the matter is resolved and may result in having an unpaid account turned over to a collection agency. Materials found and returned to the Library within one year after they have been billed will have the replacement fee refunded.
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"