Adam Epp

Archives is the only non-circulating collection.

All other collections, including those with 2-hour checkout, may be taken out of the library.

To send a fax using the MyFax service:

  1. Scan the document and attach it to an email.
  2. Send the email to 1 + area code + number @myfax.com
  3. Put the patron’s name in the subject line.
  4. Ask the patron what they would like on the cover page. Put this information in the body of the email.
  5. Tell the patron they will receive a confirmation message in about 10 minutes.
  6. When the confirmation message comes in, forward it to the patron.

The parking lot directly North of the library is reserved for NU staff members. The following vehicles belong to staff working in the library. If you see other vehicles parking in this lot, please contact security.

When a patron claims they have returned a book but the system shows the item as checked out:

  1. Check the shelf and the reshelving area.
  2. Renew the item (overriding if necessary) and ask the patron to make a thorough search for the item).
  3. Create a new entry in the Missing List and add a note saying that the item is “claims returned.”  Include the patron’s name and the date and put the patron’s email in the “Email to notify” field.
  4. Add a staff note to the patron record in WMS indicating that the patron had a “claims returned” and the name and barcode of the item.
  5. Waive any fines/fees associated with the patron’s first claim.
  6. If the item is located remove the “claims returned” note from WMS.

Note that we do not use the built-in “Claims Returned” functionality provided by WMS.

CELE Camp students, international students from Mexico, are on campus for one month at a time. No provision was made for these students to have library privileges, however, several students have expressed interest in borrowing books. As a workaround we have created a special patron record with a barcode of “celecamp” that you can use to check out books to CELE Camp students. Students are limited to one book at a time. In order to track who has which book, please create a staff note for each checkout that contains the item barcode and the student’s name.

Standard Overdue

Courtesy Notice [3 days before due]

The following item is due soon. If it has not been placed on hold by another person you can renew it online at http://library.northwestu.edu/account/

Please disregard this notice if you have already returned the item.

Overdue Notice [On due date]

The following item is now overdue. Please return or renew it promptly to avoid a fine. http://library.northwestu.edu/account/ The overdue fine rate is 10 cents per day per item. Fines will not appear in your library account until the item is returned.

Please disregard this notice if you have already returned the item.

Overdue, 2nd Notice [10 days after due date]

The following item is now overdue. Please return or renew it promptly to avoid a fine. http://library.northwestu.edu/account/ The overdue fine rate is 10 cents per item per day. Fines will not appear in your library account until the item is returned.

Please disregard this notice if you have already returned the item.

Long Overdue [30 days after due date]

The following item is long overdue.  Your student account account has been charged a $30-$100 replacement cost for each item depending on value.  Replacement costs (but not overdue fees) may be refunded if the item is returned within the next 30 days.  Overdue fines also apply, but will not appear on your account balance until the item is returned or declared lost.

Final Notice [60 days after due date]

Your student account has been charged a non-refundable $30-$100 fee for the following lost item in addition to any overdue fines.

Reserve Overdue

Overdue Notice [On due date]

The following item is now overdue. Please return or renew it promptly to avoid a fine.

http://library.northwestu.edu/my-account/

The fine rate for reserves is 10 cents per item per hour.

Overdue, 2nd Notice [10 hours after due date]

The following item is now overdue. Please return or renew it promptly.

http://library.northwestu.edu/my-account/

The fine rate for reserves is 10 cents per item per hour.

Long Overdue [3 days after due date]

The following item is long overdue.  Your student account account has been charged a $100 replacement cost for each The following item is long overdue.  Your student account has been charged a $30 replacement fee for each item depending on value in addition to overdue fines.  Replacement costs (but not overdue fees) may be refunded if the item is returned within the next 30 days.

Final Notice [60 days after due date]

Your student account has been charged a non-refundable $100 fee for the following lost item in addition to any overdue fines.

Fines and Fees

The following is a list of current fines and fees on your library account.  Payment may be made by cash or check.  Fees for lost items will be refunded if the item is returned within 60 days of the due date.

Hold Expired

The hold you placed for the following item(s) has expired:

Hold Ready

The following item is being held for you at the NU Library. The item will be held for you until the expiration date.

Recall Notice

Item Recalled

The following item has been recalled by the library. Please return it as soon as possible. Fines for recalled items are $2/day.

Item Recalled, 2nd Notice

The following item has been recalled by the library. Please return it as soon as possible. Fines for recalled items are $2/day.

Locations

There are four door alarms in the library:

Arming/Disarming
  1. Open the key cabinet using the key from either the top drawer of Dorothy’s file cabinet or from the bottom drawer of Adam’s desk.
  2. The alarm key is located on the right side in the #9 slot of the key cabinet.
  3. To arm the door, turn the key full counter-clockwise. A red light should come on for about 10 seconds to indicate that the door is armed.
  4. To disarm or turn off the alarm, turn the key fully clockwise.
Battery Replacement

The alarms will beep intermittently like a smoke alarm when the battery needs to be replaced. Contact maintenance to have the battery replaced.