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Port St. Lucie: LRC Policies

Fortis Institute 9022 South US 1 Port St Lucie FL34952

Borrowing of LRC Materials

 Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their IDs. 

Patrons must return items on or by the specified due date.  Items not returned on or by the due date will be considered lost.  Patrons with a lost book on their record will be responsible for the replacement cost.; may have their borrowing privileges suspended until the lost item fee is paid.   (See Fines for more information).  

Loan Periods

  • Books (general collection)

Students may borrow 2 books at a time for a period of  14 days.  To renew, please contact your librarian.

Employees may borrow 2 books at a time for a period of 21 days. To renew, please contact your librarian.

  •  Reference Books

Reference books can be used within the LRC but must not leave the LRC.  For special request, please contact the librarian. Reference materials are clearly marked.

 Fines and Lost Books

Materials not returned on or by the specified due date will be considered lost and will be subject to a replacement book fee and/or an overdue fee.  The overdue fee is a flat rate of 5.00, with no grace period.  The lost book fee is $80.00 per lost item, or the replacement cost of the item, whichever is greater. If the original item is returned to the LRC in good condition, the lost book fee may be waved, but the $5.00 overdue fee will still be charged to the patron.

A patron may purchase the lost title for replacement, or a newer edition of that title.  In addition, at the LRC Manager’s discretion a similar title of comparable value may be purchased in lieu of the lost book fee.

Failure to return the book, or pay the lost book fee, will result in suspension of ability to obtain diploma and transcripts.

Employees are also subjected to the same Fine and Lost book fee guidelines above. 

Payment in person can be made at the Business Office.  

Overdue Notices & Lost and Billed Notification

Patrons are expected to keep track of the due date of borrowed materials.  Two weeks before the end of each semester the LRC staff will attempt to notify patrons regarding overdue library materials. Patrons are expected to return items promptly upon notification. Any items not returned promptly may be subject to lost item fees.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

All patrons are subject to suspension of library borrowing privileges.  Borrowing Privileges may be suspended for non-payment of lost book fees or willful destruction of library materials.  Faculty borrowing of books may be suspended.  

Faculty who feel the suspension of a given student’s borrowing privileges negatively impacts a course assignment will have the option of borrowing a book on behalf of the student.  The faculty member will be solely responsible for the return of the item, as well as any fines accrued.

By borrowing a book from the library the borrower agrees to abide by the circulation policies outlined above.

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