Borrowing and Circulation
Forest Grove Campus Library

Books | Laptops| Checkout | Fines | Lost Materials | Holds | Lending Policy | Reporting Missing Materials | Overdues | Renewing Pacific U-Owned Materials | Renewing Materials for Non-Pacific borrowers | Renewing Summit Materials | | Returning Material

Books

The Main Collection books are housed on the second floor of the Library. They are arranged according to the Library of Congress (LC) system of cataloging, which is an alpha-numeric call number relating to the book's subject matter and is assigned to each book. The books are shelved according to that number.

To locate a book, search Boxer Search, the Library's online catalog. Click on the item you're seeking.  Look for the call number on the first page of the record and then go to the appropriate shelf to find the book.

Check-out procedure

Pacific University students, faculty, and staff must present their current validated Pacific University identification card.

Alumni must present an official Alumni card or a Library card issued by Pacific University Library.

Non-Pacific patrons must present a PORTALS Pass, WCCLS referral slip, NAPCU member identification card, or Summit ID.

Family members or domestic partners of any Pacific University student, staff, faculty or administrator, may borrow from Pacific University Library upon presentation of photo ID and address verification along with University ID number of the current Pacific University student, staff, or faculty member who will be responsible for the bills should any incur.

See Lending Policy for further information.

Laptops

The Library has several PC laptops available for checkout to Pacific University faculty, staff and students. Users must adhere to all published Pacific University Computer/Internet-Use policies as well as all copyright laws.

 

Users also sign an agreement to take care of the laptop while they have it checked out. They agree to pay all fines/fees and all costs associated with the laptop and/or associated parts should it be lost, stolen or damaged.

 

At the Forest Grove Campus Library, laptops check out for two hours and are for in-library use only.

Fines - For Pacific University-owned materials

Payment of fines can be made to the Circulation Desk up to 30 days after the fine is accrued. After 30 days, the fine will be charged to the appropriate student's account at the Business Office.

Patron Type
Materials
Fines
Pacific University students (undergraduate and graduate) Laptops

Fines are assessed for overdue laptops. $.50 per hour per item up to $15 per item.

 

If a laptop is not returned or is returned and is damaged in any way, replacement or repair charges will be assessed on a case by case basis.

All other material $.50 per day per item, up to $15.
Pacific University Alumni Books, DVDs

$.50 per day per item up to $15 per item.

If an item is not returned following 2 overdue notices, a replacement charge of $75 and a $15 processing fee will be assessed.

Borrowing privileges will be revoked until all fines and charges are paid.

No Summit borrowing available.

Family member or domestic partner of Pacific University student, staff or faculty Books, DVDs

$.50 per day per item, up to $15.

If an item is not returned following 2 overdue notices, a replacement charge of $75 and a $15 processing fee will be assessed.

Borrowing privileges will be revoked until all fines and charges are paid.

No Summit borrowing available.

Guests of Pacific University

Unaffiliated borrowers

Books, DVDs

$.50 per day per item, up to $15.

If an item is not returned following 2 overdue notices, a replacement charge of $75 and a $15 processing fee will be assessed.

Borrowing privileges will be revoked until all fines and charges are paid.

No Summit borrowing available.

Orbis Cascade on site, PORTALS, NAPCU Books, DVDs

$.50 per day per item up to $15.

If an item is not returned following 2 overdue notices, a replacement charge of $75 and a $15 processing fee will be assessed.

Borrowing privileges will be revoked until all fines and charges are paid.

No Summit borrowing available.

WCCLS Books, DVDs

Patron referred by Forest Grove City Library are not assessed fines.

If an item is not returned following 2 overdue notices, a replacement charge of $75 and a $15 processing fee will be assessed.

Borrowing privileges will be revoked until all fines and charges are paid.

No Summit borrowing available.

Lost Materials - Fines

Any materials not returned during the 30 days following the due date will be considered lost, and the borrower will be billed $75 per item plus a processing fee of $15 per item in addition to any overdue fines accrued to that point. These charges will show on the student's account with the Business Office. No refunds issued after 30 days.

Material borrowed from Summit Libraries may be subject to replacement cost, processing fee, and fines as early as the seventh day after the item is due, or when lending Library requests immediate return of item, and no response from patron after 7 days asking for the return of material.

 

Holds

When an item is checked out, you can place a 'hold' either through Boxer Search, the Library's online catalog.  Or you may visit the Circulation Desk to place a hold on an item currently checked out by another borrower.

When the item is returned and ready for pickup, the requester will be notified by e-mail or mail.

The item will be held for the requester for 7 days.

Lending Policy

 

Patron Type
Materials
Loan Period
Pacific University undergraduate students Books 3 weeks, 2 renewals
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Reserves 2 hours, 4 hours, 2 days or 7 days
Laptop 2 hours, 1 renewal
Music CDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Pacific University graduate students Books 3 weeks, 2 renewals
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Reserves 2 hours, 4 hours, 2 days or 7 days
Music CDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Pacific University Faculty Books 1 semester, 2 renewals
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Music CDs 6 days, 1 renewal

Pacific University Alumni - Limit total 5 items, regardless of format

Books 3 weeks, 1 renewal
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Pacific University Staff Books 3 weeks, 2 renewals
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Music CDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Visiting Summit Patrons Books 6 weeks, no renewal
DVDs 6 days, no renewal
PORTALS - Limit total 5 items, regardless of format Books 3 weeks, 1 renewal
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
NAPCU - Limit total 5 items, regardless of format Books 3 weeks, 1 renewal
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
WCCLS - Limit total 5 items, regardless of format Books 3 weeks, 1 renewal
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal
Pacific University Domestic Partner, Guests of Pacific University, and Unaffiliated borrowers - Limit total 5 items, regardless of format Books 3 weeks, 1 renewal
DVDs 6 days, 1 renewal

Reporting missing materials that Boxer Search shows as "available"

Patrons who wish to report missing materials should fill out a missing Library Materials form and return it to the Circulation Desk. A search for the item will be initiated. 

The appropriate Subject Specialist will be notified that the item is still missing upon completion of search by Circulation Staff.

Overdues

Material is considered overdue the day after its assigned due date. Fines start accruing from that date.  An item must be returned or renewed in order for overdue fines to stop accruing.

If an item is on hold or needed for course reserves, it cannot be renewed and must be returned.

The first overdue notice is sent out via e-mail the day after the item is due. A second notice is sent 7 days later. After 30 days, the item is considered lost and therefore subject to replacement cost, processing fee, and fines.

Renewing Pacific University-owned materials (Pacific University students, faculty, and staff)

Borrowed materials may be renewed if they have not been requested by another patron and are not needed for course reserve. You may renew materials twice.

There are 3 ways to renew materials. You can:

  1. bring the items in for renewal
  2. telephone in such a request
  3. visit My Library Accounts on the Library's homepage.

Renewing Pacific University-owned materials (Alumni, PORTALS, NAPCU, WCCLS, Guests, Domestic Partners of Pacific University members, and Unaffiliated Borrowers)

Borrowed materials may be renewed if they have not requested by another patron and are not needed for course reserve.

There are 2 ways to renew material.  You can:

  1. bring the items in for renewal
  2. telephone in such a request

Renewing Summit Materials

Summit items are not renewable.  If you need an item for longer than the standard Summit check out time please speak with a Circulation Department staff member.

Returning materials

Materials can be returned to the Forest Grove Campus Library book drop at the West end of the Circulation Desk. After hours, use the outside book drop, accessible from the East entrance, to the left of the doors.