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Library Services

Guide to various services provided by the library for our users.

Student Circulation Services

How do I get a library card?

Your Reinhardt University Eagle Card is your library card and key to the After Hours Library.  You must present your card to borrow library materials.  Do not lend your Eagle Card to others. Report lost or stolen cards to Public Safety.

Replacement cards are available through Public Safety at 770.720.5789.

How long can I keep books and other materials?
Material type Loan period
Books 4 weeks - students & community patrons
120 days - faculty & staff
Leisure Reading 4 weeks - students, faculty, staff & community patrons
Reference, reserve & periodicals In-library use only
Can I renew material to extend the loan period?

Yes, you can renew materials provided there are no other requests for the item. Renewals can be made at the library service desk, using the library's online catalog, or by telephone at 770-720-9120.

Are there fines for overdue material?

Yes, fines on books are 10 cents a day per book for students and 20 cents a day per book for community patrons. Fines accrue daily to a maximum amount of $10 per item. Unreturned Reserve materials incur a $1 per day fine. Unpaid fines can prevent you from borrowing additional material and are sent to the Business Office for collection. Unpaid charges will delay registration, grades and transcripts.

Material type Fines for Students
Books, Objects $.10 per item per day
Reserves $1.00 per item per day
What do I do if I lose a book, periodical or media item?

Let the Library know as soon as possible. Replacement costs may vary based on the item lost. Some books cost more than $100 each, so we reserve the right to change the replacement charge. Most items though are based on the below structure:

Book $55.00
Thesis $35.00
Objects (chargers, headphones, etc) Minimum $5.00 or cost of item
Processing (charged in addition to all lost material charges) $10.00

Replacement costs for other materials vary. Unpaid charges are sent to the Business Office for collection and will delay registration, grades and transcripts.

Community Patrons--Sequoyah Regional Library System

Reinhardt University Logo Parternering with SRLS Logo


Can community visitors apply for a library card?

Yes. Reinhardt University (RU) has partnered with the Sequoyah Regional Library System (SRLS) to provide library services and resources to the local community. We welcome local residents to use our facilities and services. Please view the Community Patrons page for details.

Library Cards and Item Check-out for Community Residents

  • Your SRLS card is also your Reinhardt Library card.
  • You may apply for your card online through the SRLS webpage or come into the library where we can help you apply.
  • If you already have a SRLS card, bring it into the RU library and we will register you so that you are able to check out Reinhardt library materials as well.
  • Community patrons may have a maximum total value of check outs equal or less than $300 borrowed at one time.
  • Loan periods are 4 weeks for books and 1 week for media.
  • Fines are 20 cents per day for overdue books with a maximum charge of $10 per item. At that point a book is declared lost and would incur a fee of $10 for processing plus $55 replacement cost per item if not returned. Borrowing privileges will be canceled on unpaid accounts.