Borrowing privileges are granted to students, faculty, staff, and other individuals affiliated with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Individuals with library materials checked out in their names are responsible for all accrued fines as well as loss or damage to those materials. Individuals may check out a total of 30 items, to include no more than five leisure reading and a maximum of 20 textbooks and/or bound journals. A valid UMMC badge is required for entrance into the library after specified hours.
All UMMC personnel terminating employment must clear with the library. Any overdue materials or unpaid fees will delay receipt of the final payroll voucher. Graduating students and house officers who have overdue materials or unpaid fees will have their diplomas/certificates withheld. The registrar will not furnish transcripts until all library obligations have been cleared.
The following chart summarizes the circulation policies and amounts of the overdue fines.
Refunds are made for payments of lost materials returned by the borrower within 90 days from the time the payment is made or the payroll deduction notice is sent to Accounting. A $50 processing charge is retained to cover expenses. The Accounting Department processes refunds upon official notification by the library. Borrowers who return materials after the 90-day period may keep the items or donate them to the library. Lost items returned by other means automatically remain the property of the library.
UMMC students, residents and fellows may check out a key for a student study carrel for one day on a first-come, first-served basis. Study carrels are for private use. Two students may use the carrel if they can study quietly without disturbing others.
Present UMMC ID and sign for assigned key at library circulation desk. The key must be returned to the Circulation Desk each time the students leaves the library. Students will be assessed a $25 charge for lost keys.
Carrels are available during regular library hours.
Personal items may be kept in carrels for the key check-out period only.