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Regent University - Library

Access Services: Circulation Policies

Find how to: obtain a library card, check out materials, reserve a study room, access remotely, request an item (interlibrary loan), obtain visitor privileges. Policies on: loan periods, returning items, overdue notices, replacement costs, and reserves.


Call the Circulation Desk at
(757) 352-4150  or for assistance.


Circulation Policies

Hold Policy

Holds can be placed on materials currently checked out to another patron. When items become available, the patron is notified and they are placed on hold for five days. If the patron does not pick up the materials within five days, the item(s) are then returned to the stacks or placed on "hold" for the next requesting patron.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

The library circulation computer system will automatically block a patron's library privilege if he/she fails to pay library fines or return overdue books. A system block will prevent a patron from accessing library electronic databases, registering for classes, or obtaining university transcripts.

Confidentiality of Records

Regent University Library complies with the American Library Association's Code of Ethics on confidentiality: "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed, or transmitted."

Reserves Policies

Click here for more information about Library Reserves.

Lost and Found

Personal property is the responsibility of the individual patron. Lost items found in the Library are held at the Circulation Desk for no more than one week. Each Friday all lost and found items are taken to Student Services Department.