Circulation Policies

Borrowing  Course Reserves  Holds / Late Policy Payment Options  Registration  Renewals  Test Collection

Borrowing

  • Students may borrow up to 25 books at a time for 30 days, 10 magazines for 14 days, and 10 DVDs/videos for 7 days.
  •  Staff and Faculty may borrow an unlimited number of Regina Library books for 90 days, 10 magazines for 14 days, and 10 DVDs/videos for 14 days. ERC items have a loan period of 30 days instead of 90 days.
  • Alumni may borrow 10 books for 30 days, 10 magazines for 14 days, and 5 DVDs/videos for 7 days. 
  • RISE members may borrow 10 books for 30 days, 10 magazines for 14 days, and 5 DVDs/videos for 7 days. 
  • NHCUC Students and Faculty may borrow 10 books for 30 days. 
  •  Test kits circulate for 10 days to authorized students and faculty only.
  •  Newspapers and Reference materials do not circulate.

Course Reserves

Please read the Course Reserves policy page for information on this topic. 


Holds

  • Rivier students, staff and Sisters may place holds on books via the "Request" function in the online catalog. Holds may not be placed on tests, reserves, ERC software or reference books.
  • Faculty may place holds on books, videos and tests.
  • Items are held for 10 days after notification; after 10 days, the hold status is removed and the item is returned to the circulating collection.
  • Patrons with an item that has a hold placed on it during its loan period must return the item by its due date. Such items are not eligible for renewal. 


Late Policy

  • Overdue notices are sent five times during the 30 days after the due date. After 30 days, a bill is issued for the cost of replacing the item (cost varies) in addition to a processing fee ($25.00/item).  
  • For videos, there is an overdue fine of $1.00 per day beginning with the first day after the due date, with a maximum fine of $15.00 per item. Overdue notices are sent five times during the 30 days after the due date.  After 30 days, a bill is issued for the cost of replacing the video (cost varies) in addition to a processing fee ($25.00/video).  
  • For tests, there is an overdue fine of $5.00 per day beginning with the first day after the due date, with a maximum fine of $15.00 per item. Overdue notices are sent five times during the 30 days after the due date.  If the item remains unreturned after this period, a bill is issued for the replacement cost and processing fee for the item. Replacement costs for tests are to be determined by library management.
  • For laptops, LCD projectors, camcorders and digital cameras, there is an overdue fine of $5.00 per hour. Replacement costs and processing fees for lost or damaged media equipment are to be determined by library management. For reserve materials, there is an overdue fine of $1.00 per hour.
  • If material is returned after billing, the replacement cost and processing fee are canceled; incurred fines remain. 
  • When overdue fines and/or replacement costs reach $15.00, the borrower's account will be blocked from further lending (excluding in-library use only items) until the fine is resolved.
  • All funds collected for the replacement of lost library materials will be used toward library collection purchases.
  • Overdue items are considered a financial obligation to the University (see Student Handbook).
  • For your convenience, an outside book return is available at the main entrance. Circulating library books and movies may be returned at either  the Regina Library or the ERC. All other items need to be returned to the original library.
  • Extremely overdue items returned after their records have been removed from the library system may incur a $25.00 cataloging fee upon return.

Payment Options

Fines for items returned late as well as replacement and processing fees for lost/damaged items may be paid in several ways:

Regina Library
The library accepts checks, or money orders made out to “Regina Library.” 

Business Office

The business office accepts cash, checks/money orders (made out to “Regina Library”) and debit/ credit cards. You can pay over the phone using a credit/ debit card by calling the business office at 603-897-8488.

Mail
Send a check or money order made out to "Regina Library" to the following address:
Rivier University
Regina Library
Attn:  Access Services Coordinator
420 South Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060 


Registration

  • For current Rivier students, faculty, staff and RISE, the Rivier ID card serves as the Library card.
  • Alumni register by bringing their alumni ID to the circulation desk.
  • PLUS Company students register with their instructor present.
  •  NHCUC students and faculty register by bringing their current university ID to the circulation desk. NHCUC staff do not have borrowing privileges.
  • Sodexo staff register by filling out a form at the circulation desk and signing the Computer Use Policy. Library staff confirm employment with Sodexo management before library privileges begin.
  • Conference attendees and guests of the university do not have borrowing privileges unless granted special allowances prior to coming on campus. 
  • Nashua public and private high school students do not have borrowing privileges. 
  • Family members of Rivier faculty/staff do not have borrowing privileges. 

 


Renewals 

  • Books may be renewed a maximum of two times. After returning a book that has been renewed, there is a one day wait period before checking out the same item.
  • Renewals can be made online by the borrower under "My Library Account", in person at the library, or by phone at (603) 897-8256.
  • Videos/DVDs are renewable only by faculty (1 renewal/DVD). After returning a video, there is a one day wait period before checking out the same item.
  • Tests are not renewable. After returning a test, there is a one day wait period before checking out the same item.
  • Books/Videos/DVDs that are on hold for another patron may not be renewed.

Recall

  • In special situations, library materials may be recalled by library staff.

Test Collection Policy

Standardized English language tests in the fields of education, psychology and business are available at the Regina Library. 

Under the library's written purchasing agreement with the publishers, these tests are available for review purposes only. This agreement mandates that tests be housed in a secure area, that they circulate to authorized students only and that copyright law be enforced. Faculty must submit students' names to the library for authorization to use tests from this collection.   

The tests in this collection are protected by Federal Copyright Laws of the United State (Title 17 U.S. Code). These materials are copyrighted and are not to be translated or reproduced in whole or in part, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, photocopying, mechanical, electronic, recording, or otherwise. Therefore, the Regina Library strictly enforces its no photocopying policy where these tests are concerned. As a reminder of this, copyright warnings are displayed prominently on both test kits and photocopiers. 

Permission has been granted by publishers to allow specific tests to circulate to authorized students for administrative, review or research purposes. Copies of these permissions and a list of authorized students are kept at the Circulation Desk. 

Please note: The library has a limited number of tests and testing materials. These guidelines have been put into place to allow equal access to all students taking test courses.  

 


Test Collection Guidelines


  • For authorized* students, tests and manuals circulate only with a validated, barcoded Rivier University ID card. 
  • For authorized students, tests and manuals circulate on a first come, first served basis; no reserves are allowed. 
  • Authorized students are allowed to check out a maximum of two tests at a time per test course.
  • For authorized students, the loan period for tests is four hours and can only be used in the library, no renewals. After returning a test, there is an overnight wait period before checking out the same item. 
  • For students enrolled in a test course** the loan period is ten days. No reserves or renewals are allowed. After returning a test, there is an overnight wait period before checking out the same item.  
  • For faculty teaching a test course** the loan period is ten days.
  • There are a limited number of extra test manuals for some highly used tests. For all authorized students and faculty, the non-renewable loan period for these test manuals is 4 hours in the library.
  • Overdue fines: $5.00 per day, maximum $15.00 
  • Tests more than 30 days overdue will be considered lost. Replacement costs vary. 
  • Students who are not authorized may not use test materials.  
  • Faculty members must contact the Director of Graduate Programs for Education and/or the Psychology Department coordinator for authorization to access any test. 

* An authorized student is one who has permission from either the Director of Graduate Program for Education or the Psychology Department Coordinator to utilize tests. 

**A test course is defined as one that offers instruction on how to use various education and/or psychological tests.  

Updated 01/05/2017