Policies

ELIGIBILITY FOR LIBRARY SERVICES

  • All of the Library’s materials and online research applications are available to anyone for in-library use.
  • NHCC students, faculty and staff may check materials out from Flint Memorial library, place interlibrary loan requests, and access online research applications from remote sites.
  • The library also extends borrowing privileges to the following local community borrowers:
    • Church staff members
    • Retired Christian workers
    • Local alumni of Eugene Bible College/New Hope Christian College

LOAN POLICIES

  • Students, faculty and staff need their NHCC ID Card to check materials out. Community borrowers are asked to show photo identification.
  • All borrowers must agree to abide by the Library’s policies, including the acceptance of responsibility for late fees and replacement charges.
  • Every borrower is responsible for material checked out in their name, even if they allow another person to use the material.
  • Holds may be placed on most items.
  • Most items may be renewed if there are no holds placed.
  • Material may be renewed via your Lighthouse account, in person or by sending an e-mail to library@newhope.edu
  • Faculty may put materials on reserve. Loan periods may vary with instructor’s request.
  • Material may be recalled to the library if a faculty member has requested it for instructional purposes or if another patron has requested the item and the item is beyond the initial checkout period.
  • The Library endeavors to send courtesy reminder(s) of soon-to-be-due and overdue materials. It remains the responsibility of the borrower, however, to return materials promptly.
  • Items not returned promptly will be subject to late fees and replacement charges, and a non-refundable billing fee.
  • Accounts may be blocked from checkout due to overdue items or unpaid late fees.
Loan Period Item Limit Late Fee / Item Maximum Late Fee / item Replacement charge / item
Main Collection
(on campus students)
21 days(2 renewals if no holds) 25 items $1 / day $20 $35, billed on 21st day overdue
Main Collection (distance students) 28 days(2 14-day renewals if no holds) 25 items $1 / day $20 $35, billed on 21st day overdue
Main Collection (Alumni & community borrowers) 21 days(2 renewals if no holds) 10 items $1 / day $20 $35, billed on 21st day overdue
Reserve Items Varies 2 items $1 / hour $10 / day If not returned within 48 hours:
$35 min. fee for books
$20 min. fee for all others

Several times a semester, charges are turned over to the college’s business office, at which time a $15 non-refundable administrative charge will be added. If a book is found and returned, the lost book fee may be refunded, but the borrower will be responsible for any fines and/or the administrative charge.

FOOD & DRINK POLICY

  • Small, non-messy, non-smelly snacks are allowed. Beverages must be in a covered container to minimize spills.
  • Open top beverage containers and meals in “to go” containers are not allowed
  • Spills should be reported to library staff immediately so that they may be cleaned up before they set.

QUIET STUDY & GROUP STUDY

Most of the library is a whisper-quiet study environment. Conversations should be taken outside or to one of our two group study rooms.