Maximum checkouts allowed
| Bound periodicals||5|
| IMC Faculty, Graduates, Students||75|
| IMC Staff and Retirees||25|
Items can be renewed online by logging in to your library account or by calling the Library Service Desk on the first floor at (828) 262-2818. Most items can be renewed twice unless another patron has requested the item or your account has expired. Renewals are for the same length as the original loan period for books and seven days for multimedia. Note, however, that items may be recalled during the renewal period. Please note, renewal periods on Special Collections materials is 7 days each.
Materials cannot be renewed if:
- Two renewals have already been granted.
- The items are overdue.
- A hold has been placed on them by another patron.
- The account record is blocked due to outstanding obligations.
See the Interlibrary Loan page for information on renewing these items.
A "recalled" item is an item that someone else has requested. Books can be recalled after being checked out for thirty days. All multimedia items may be recalled after 7 days. Interlibrary loan items also are subject to recall. Recalled items are subject to increased overdue fines. Please see the Fines page for more information.
Please note: Items needed for course reserves are subject to immediate recall.
Remote book drops are metal boxes located around campus where you can return most (but not all**) library materials (see below). Please note that you are responsible for these library materials until they are checked in. When we check them in, the materials are cleared from your library account.
Book drops are checked Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Returned items will be backdated to the previous pickup date. For example, a book placed in a remote book drop on a Tuesday is picked up on Wednesday and will be backdated to Monday. Book drops are not checked on holidays or days the library is closed. Refer to our calendar for library hours.
**Note: DO NOT put items checked out at the Tech Desk in a book drop. These items must be returned to the Tech Desk. You are responsible for the value of these items until they are returned.