Patrons with billed items totaling more than $10 will not be allowed to borrow materials until these items are returned or fees paid. If patron accrues fines totaling more than $10, the patron will be unable to register for classes or to obtain grades and transcripts. Return of the materials will not negate the posted fee. To restore campus privileges, the patron must pay all fees to the College Cashier.
If billed items are returned within 6 months of the due date in good condition, replacement charges will be credited to the borrower's account.
Overdue and replacement charges
Media (Including Videotapes, DVDs, and Blurays)
Electronic devices, models and other library material
All borrowers are responsible for returning materials in the same condition in which they were checked out and will be charged for damaged or lost materials. Damaged materials that can be repaired on site will carry a $10 processing fee. Materials that are damaged beyond on-site repair will be billed for the replacement cost of the item. See item type for costs associated with replacement.
Electronic devices, models and other library material will have separate damage policies.
Appeal of Library Charges
You may appeal if you believe the library charges are mistakenly assessed or extenuating circumstances warrant reduction or cancellation of the charges. Appeals should be made within one semester of the original charge.
A notice of overdue items is sent as a courtesy reminder to your official MATC email account. Non-receipt of an overdue notice does not exempt you from fines or charges. You may appeal by completing an Appeal of Library Charges form online. Click here for Appeal of Library Charges form.
Initial decisions are made by the Manager of Library Services. The decision may be appealed to the Manager of Library Services within two weeks of receipt of the initial decision. The appeal will be sent to a quorum of the Campus Librarians, who will make a decision via email within two weeks of receipt of the appeal.
Reasons generally not regarded as valid for canceling or reducing charges:
The following loan policies apply to all MATC students, faculty and staff members. Five items may be checked out at one time with a maximum of ten items total per user. All library users must have a current MATC Stormer Pass to check out materials at any of the four campus libraries.
Checking out Materials
Materials may be checked out of the library for the following time periods:
o Books 28 days
o Audiobooks 28 days
o CDs 28 days
o Videotapes/DVDs 28 days
o Reserve items Loan periods vary
o Laptops Due at the end of the day
o Calculators Due at the end of the day
All materials are due back on the due date.
Patrons may renew checked out materials in person or online at http://book.matc.edu/. Items may be renewed one time unless requested by another patron. For more information on renewing materials, click here for the My Account LibGuide.
Placing a Hold
If a book or other item is currently checked out, you may place a request to have the item held for you when it is returned. Hold requests may be completed in person or online. The item can be sent to any MATC campus library for pickup. Hold requests may not be placed on InterLibrary Loan, Reserves or Non-circulating materials. For more information on placing items on holds, click here for the Finding a Book LibGuide.
Returning Library Materials
Library materials may be returned at any of the MATC Campus libraries. Drop boxes are available outside of the library for materials that are returned after library hours. See more information on drop boxes here.
It is the responsibility of the borrower to return materials promptly. Items not returned promptly will be subject to overdue fines and replacement charges. The Library may send courtesy reminder(s) of overdue materials. Delinquent accounts will be turned over to the College Cashier.