Borrowing and Renewing Library Materials

Library Card | Reserve Materials | Loan Periods | Renewing Materials | Lost Items


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Library Card

If you are a Normandale student, staff, or faculty, you can use your Normandale ID card to:

Community members who are not affiliated with Normandale Community College may also borrow and renew library materials using a Normandale Library Card. To get a free Normandale Library Card, community members need to bring a valid photo ID to the Circulation Desk.

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Reserve Materials

Books, articles, videos, and other media assigned for class reading or viewing are placed on reserve by instructors to ensure availability to students. Students can ask for these materials at the Circulation desk.

Reserve items are checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may check out up to 15 reserve items at a time.

Most reserve items are loaned for one- or two-hour periods, but some items may be checked out overnight or for up to a week. All overnight and two-, three-, and seven-day items are due back at the hour they were checked out.

Reserve items may be renewed only once.

Borrowers are responsible for unreturned or lost items in the reserve collection and will be billed the full replacement cost. Please see below for more information on lost items.

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Loan Periods

Loan Periods for Students

Item Loan Period
Books 21 days
Periodicals (except current issue) 2 days
DVDs and Videos 2 hours - library use only
Music CDs 2 days
Audiobooks 21 days
CD-ROMs 21 days
Reserve Materials Varies
Laptops 1 day - library use only

Loan Periods for Faculty/Staff

Item Loan Period
Books 130 days
Periodicals (except current issue) 7 days
DVDs, Videos, and Music CDs 7 days
Audiobooks 130 days
CD-ROMs 130 days

Loan Periods for Community Patrons

Item Loan Period
Books 21 days
DVDs and Videos 2 hours - library use only
Music CDs 2 days
Audiobooks 21 days
CD-ROMs 21 days
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Renewing Materials

Normandale Library materials that have not been requested by someone else may be renewed for additional loan periods. Students may renew items twice, except for reserve materials, which can only be renewed once. Community patrons may renew items one time.

Renew Items Borrowed from Normandale Library:

  • Renew books online (except community patrons)
  • In person at the Circulation Desk
  • By calling (952) 358-8290 during regular Library hours.

Renew Items Borrowed from Another Library (Interlibrary Loan):

To request a renewal for Interlibrary Loan materials, stop by the Circulation Desk, call (952) 358-8290, or e-mail martin.ouse@normandale.edu. Renewals of interlibrary loan items are dependent on the policies of the lending library. The number of times that an item may be renewed may be limited.

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Lost an Item?

The fee for most lost items is $35. Fees vary for reserve items, materials obtained through interlibrary loan, periodicals, equipment, and audiovisual materials. Borrowers receive overdue notifications via e-mail prior to receiving a bill for replacement costs. Students with unresolved fines have a hold placed on their college account, which prevents course registration and other college activity. An exact replacement copy may be accepted in lieu of payment. Ask a Circulation staff member for additional details.

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