Ruth A. Myers Library/Ojibwe Archives
Nancy Broughton, Library Director
Diane Kauppi, MLIS
Library Service Desk
Borrowing privileges are extended to patrons with a valid Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College identification card (students and employees) and to community borrowers.
All materials are checked out from the circulation/reference desk.
The circulation/reference desk is open all hours the library is open. However, circulation stops five minutes prior to posted closing times.
Basic Loan Periods
Monographs (Books): General Stacks
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College patrons: 28 days/1 renewal
Community borrowers: 28 days/1 renewal
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College patrons: 7 days/1 renewal
Note: Some videos check out for only 1 day/overnight with no renewal
Community borrowers: 7 days/no renewal
Non-circulating. Do not check out.
Per faculty direction. Generally for 1-hour in-library use, 2-hour in building use, or overnight use.
Materials may be renewed via online following the Renew Library Items Online link [from info above] or in person at the circulation/reference desk.
All library material is subject to holds and recalls. A patron who wishes to recall material from another patron or to have an item held on its return may place a hold/recall at the circulation/reference desk. All patrons are encouraged to return recalled items promptly upon the recall notice. Patrons who consistently refuse to return recalled material will be subject to suspension of borrowing privileges per discretion of the library director.
Searching for Missing Items
Patrons who are unable to locate library material may complete a search request form at the circulation/reference desk. Library staff will search for the missing material and notify the patron by phone or mail if the item is located or determined to be permanently missing.
Fines are not assessed on overdue items. However, patrons will be charged for unreturned items. Notifications are sent via e-mail. If patrons fail to return items, the charges will be sent to the state for collections processing and a hold will be placed on the patron's records.
Patrons chronic in returning materials late may lose all borrowing privileges per discretion of the library director.
Replacement charges for non-returned library materials will be assessed per current replacement costs plus $15.00 per-item processing fee. For items no longer available, replacement cost is $50.00 per item.
Suspension of Borrowing Privileges
Patrons who fail to return or renew material or who incur charges for non-returned material will be blocked from further borrowing privileges until all material has been returned or all charges paid and cleared. Chronic offenders may lose all borrowing privileges even when materials have been returned and any charges paid, per discretion of the library director.