Borrowing Policies

The following are the Borrowing Limit and Loan Rules for our TLS Guest Patrons. Rules vary for TLS and Bexley Hall students, staff and faculty. And for our “OhioLINK Visitor” patrons. Please contact the Circulation Desk for more information regarding these policies and procedures.

Borrowing Limits and Loan Rules

  • TLS Guest Patrons may borrow up to 15 items (at a time) from our Hamma Library collection only. Guest Patrons do not have OhioLINK borrowing privileges.
  • Books generally circulate for 4 weeks, at which time they can be renewed (2 renewals allowed) UNLESS someone has requested the item.
  • A-V items (CDs, DVDs) circulate for 1 week, with 2 renewals.
  • Reference items and Periodicals (magazines, journals) do not circulate and must be used in-library.

Renewals may be done online. Please ask for instructions by phoning the Circulation Desk at (614) 384-4645, or by e-mail

Patrons who provide an email address will receive “courtesy notices” when items are coming due, which serve as helpful reminders to either renew or return items.


Overdue fines ARE charged and accrue at the cost of 10 cents per item per day, up to a maximum of $15.00 per item. Lost or Damaged Item replacement fees are a flat rate of $35.00 per item. We ask that patrons do NOT provide a “replacement” item. If you have concerns or questions about this policy, please contact the Circulation Supervisor. Failure to resolve a fine situation may result in loss of library privileges.


Guest Patrons may not do online requesting through the library catalog. However, you may contact the Circulation Desk at (614) 384-4645, and ask that a book be pulled and held for you. Books can be held at the Circulation Desk for 1 week. Please have pertinent information at the ready when you call.

When in the Library

Guest Patrons may use the photocopier. Library computers are available for use, although, due to our limited number of machines, we ask that you do not use them for lengthy projects. For extensive periods of work, feel free to settle in with your laptop – we offer wireless capability in our library lobby.