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Circulation Policy

On-site borrowing privileges are available to students, faculty, and staff of Williston State College through their WSC ID card.
Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card. Report lost or stolen cards to the circulation desk as soon as possible. A $25.00 fee is charged by Student Services for replacing a WSC ID.

Loan Periods

Books 21 days/ renewal
Books on Tape
 
14 days/1 renewal
Videos 2 days/no renewal
Reference Materials, periodicals
 
No circulation
Laptops Return same day prior to close
TI-84 Graphing Calculators 14 days/renewal

Community Patrons

Individuals who are not WSC students, faculty, and staff are allowed to use the Learning Commons for computer access.  Community patrons are not allowed to print/copy or check out materials. 
 

Holds

A hold may be placed on library materials which are checked out. The Learning Commons will notify patrons when the materials have been returned and will hold them at the circulation desk for a limited time. Holds may not be placed on reserve materials.
 

Renewals

Patrons are able to renew their own materials via the My Account on the WSC Learning Commons website. Alternative methods of renewal include bringing your student ID or library card to the circulation desk, or by calling 701.774.4226. If you renew by phone, please have your student ID available. Materials are subject to recall.
 

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan borrowing privileges are available to currently enrolled students and employees of Williston State College. Non-campus individuals who wish to borrow Williston State College library materials may do so through their local library.
 

Notices & Statements

Notices mean the material is already overdue. A statement will include all costs incurred to date. Transcripts, final grades, and diplomas will not be issued until library overdues and fines have been cleared.
 

Overdues & Fines

The fine schedule for overdue materials is:
Material Type Grace Period Fine
Books and Books on Tape Five Days $.25/Day
Videocassettes One Day $1.00/Day
The maximum fine per item is $10.00.

Lost or Damaged Library Materials

Please report all lost or damaged library materials as soon as possible. Once an item is declared lost or damaged, fines stop accruing. A $10.00 processing fee plus replacement costs will be charged for each item lost or damaged.  
 
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