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Library Access Services

In this guide, you'll find information for reserve items, shelving locations, and loan rules for library items.

Fines and Fees

In the Spalding tradition of compassion and equity, the library never wants finances to be a barrier to access. Therefore, we do not charge recurring fines on our regular circulation materials. The only times we assess fines/fees are for damaged or lost books, or for the collections in the table below. 

Fines are charged on a daily basis according their respective collection. If an item is overdue for an extended amount of time or damaged, patrons may be charged a replacement fee for the item as well as a $5.00 processing fee for the replacement. Fees are waived upon the return of an overdue/lost item. If items are left unpaid or unreturned, a transcript hold will be placed on student's account until the materials are returned. 

Item Type Fines Fees
Interlibrary Loan $1.00/day fine Cost determined by lending library
Games $1.00/day fine $30.00 replacement
Switch Games $1.00/day fine $50.00  replacement
Print Books No Accruing Fines $30.00 replacement
Laptops $1.00/day fine $400 replacement (Laptop)
$35 replacement (Charger and/or bag)


For any questions or issues with fines and fees, please contact the
Access Services Librarian

Click here to pay library fines. If you're not sure how much you owe, you can check your library account

Collection Development

As an indispensable partner in the university mission, Spalding University Library is committed to meeting the needs of the times and serving a diverse community of learners through outstanding service and quality collections. 

See our detailed Collection Development Policy below.  

Check out our Subscriptions Guide for more information about the library's process of managing electronic subscriptions and licenses. There, you'll find information about recent acquisitions and cancellations, as well. 

To request that something be removed from the collection, please fill out the form below: