Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library Policies

Basic Rules:

  1. Food, drink, and tobacco are not allowed inside the Library.
  2. No cell phone conversations in the Library. Turn off your cell phone or put it on "silent."
  3. A current Sul Ross ID or Community Borrower card is required in order to check out any material.

Loan Periods:

Circulating books - 3rd floor

Graduate Students and SRSU Faculty/Staff: Books are due on the last day of the current semester.
Undergraduate Students & Community Borrowers: 4 weeks

Reserve items - Circulation Desk, 1st Floor

Loan period are designated by each professor.

Bestsellers - 1st floor

4 week checkout; Limited to 2 bestsellers at a time

Audiovisual Media - Circulation Desk, 1st floor

DVD/VHS - 1 week checkout; Loan period varies for other types of media.

Please note that reference books, Archives materials, and magazines/journals/newspapers do not circulate. Due dates for charged items can be confirmed online by utilizing the library's online account services.

Community members not associated with Sul Ross may recieve borrowing privliges, with purchase of a Community Borrowers card.

Renewals:

Library items may be renewed if no fines are outstanding or another person has not requested the item. Items may be renewed online using your Library PIN or may be brought to the Circulation Desk. Read our renewal tips for information on renewal limits.

Please note that any items overdue for a year or more are considered lost and will be charged to your account as we run our end-of-semester reports. The full replacement price plus a $10 processing fee per item will be applied to your account if the items have not been returned to the library by that time. Once billed, your borrowing privileges may be suspended until payment is received.

The library does not accept replacement titles in lieu of payment for lost materials. To maintain the integrity of the library's collections, we reserve the right to conduct searches for replacement materials and choose titles which meet approved selection policies and procedures.

Fines:

Circulating Books

Graduate students: $1/day with $10 limit per book
Undergraduate Students/Community Borrowers:10 cents/day with $5 limit per book

Audiovisual Media

From 10 cents to $3 per day, depending on type of media

Reserve Items

10 cents PER HOUR (using a 24-hour clock). If an item due at 9 am May 1 is returned at 9 am May 2, the fine is $2.40.

All Interlibrary Loan Materials

Please see the Interlibrary Loan Page for details.

Students: Unpaid fines of $3.00 or more halt borrowing privileges until the fine is paid below $3.00. Before a library user's record is cleared, full payment must be made at the Circulation Desk (keep your receipt as proof of payment). Three or more overdue books will also halt borrowing privileges. Outstanding obligations will block patrons from registering for classes or obtaining transcripts.

Please note that any items overdue for a year or more are considered lost and will be charged to your account as we run our end-of-semester reports. The full replacement price plus a $10 processing fee per item will be applied to your account if the items have not been returned to the library by that time. Once billed, your borrowing privileges may be suspended until payment is received.

The library does not accept replacement titles in lieu of payment for lost materials. To maintain the integrity of the library's collections, we reserve the right to conduct searches for replacement materials and choose titles which meet approved selection policies and procedures.

Please contact the Circulation Desk at at (432) 837-8123 with any questions about overdue items.

Library Computer Use Policy

Sul Ross State University fosters an atmosphere for the free and open exchange of ideas. In this Library, the computers are not filtered and you may see, hear, and read information with which you do not agree or may find offensive. The purpose of the Library's computers is to provide access to Library collections and other information resources to support the Library’s mission:

“...to provide the learning resources and services necessary to support the educational, research, and informational needs of the University, the Alpine community, and the Big Bend area.”

Library equipment should be used to access information, not for play. Inappropriate use includes random typing or banging of keys or playing with mouse, keyboard, or other materials or equipment. The University forbids using its computers for commercial profit, and users are expected to obey all state and federal laws. Sul Ross students, faculty, and staff have priority of use; other patrons may be asked to relinquish computers at busy times.

All computer users in the Library should also be aware of the Sul Ross policy, Appropriate Use of IT Resources.

Users are asked to observe a 30-minute time limit if others are waiting to use the computers.

Classroom Reservation Policy

The policy for reserving the Library Classroom 201 can be found here.