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Circulation Page - A description of services available to WSU Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Users at Ablah Library

Faculty Borrowing/Renewal Policy

The Faculty Loan period is six months with a one renewal option. Faculty Loan materials are due twice a year, once in January and once in July. Faculty engaged in long-term research and needing items beyond one year may request an extension form from the Circulation Department for up to two additional renewal periods. Materials on hold or recalled by another patron may not be renewed.

About one month before items are due, a letter will be sent to you informing you that some or all of the materials you have checked out from the Library are due for renewal. For your convenience, a list of these items will be enclosed with the letter. Faculty members may renew the items by marking the list or by using the Online Catalog renewal option.

Faculty Proxy Borrower Option

Proxy borrowers are persons whom you have authorized to check out materials under your name. Typical proxy borrowers are graduate or administrative assistants. To arrange for proxy borrowers, please turn in a completed proxy borrower form for each individual to Circulation. The form will remain on file up to 3 semesters as indicated. Your assistant will not need to carry your faculty ID. Faculty members are responsible for all materials checked out in their names.

Faculty Fines and Fees

Faculty members are assessed the same fines and fees as other members of the University. Fines and Fees Policy Homepage

Borrowing Privileges at other libraries

Wichita State faculty members have borrowing privileges at all Kansas Regents school. Additionally the University Libraries is a member of OCLC's Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program. This program facilitates scholarly research by extending a range of library privileges to faculty members at participating institutions. More than 259 institutions participate in this program including UC at Berkely, Carnegie Mellon, the University of Illinois, and MIT. This membership list consists of all participating libraries. Contact the Circulation desk at or (316) 978-3582 if you have questions. To submit a request use the following link: A Circulation member will contact you with status updates of your request.

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