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Circulation Policies for Alumni & Friends

Library Cards
Alvernia University alumni, residents of Berks County, and students, faculty and staff of ACLCP colleges are entitled to borrowing privileges.

  • Alvernia Alumni and Community members may register for a library card at the main desk by presenting a photo ID.
  • ACLCP patrons must present a valid college ID to receive an Alvernia University library card.

You must present this card whenever you want to check out materials. You will be held responsible for all materials checked out on your card, including any unauthorized use, until the library has been notified that the card is lost or stolen. You will also be charged for any lost or damaged materials. You must replace a lost card (at a nominal replacement cost) to continue borrowing library materials.

Loan Periods
The loan period for circulating books is 3 weeks. Patrons may check-out: general collection books, curriculum materials, children’s books, and CDs. Patrons may not check-out: Bestseller books, audiobooks, videos, and items in the Italian-American collection.

Items may be renewed once, either in-person or by phone.

The fine for overdue items is $0.05 per day. Items more than 1 month overdue are considered lost. Patrons with a lost item or more than $10 in fines will not be allowed to check out materials.

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