Individuals may check out library materials if they have a current library card. CSI students, faculty and staff must register at the Library by completing a Library Card Application form at the circulation (front) desk. CSI Students, faculty and staff use their CSI ID card as their Library card. In order to borrow items from the Library, CSI students must have a current semester sticker on their card. The library has stickers available.
Text Message Overdue Notification:
You can receive library overdue notices as text messages (SMS) on your phone. These brief messages will not include all details like titles or due dates, but will give you the Library’s phone number to renew your items. The Library does not charge a fee for this service, but text message charges from your cell phone carrier may apply. To sign up for text message overdue notices, ask at the Circulation Desk. Patrons can opt-out of text message overdue notices at any time by notifying the CSI Library by email at firstname.lastname@example.org calling 208-732-6500.
When items become overdue by seven days, a first overdue notice will be sent to the patron, with a second notice following seven days later. After another week, a final notice will be sent. At the time the item is one month overdue, a bill for replacement charges will be sent to the patron. If the item is still not returned, a letter of intent (via certified mail) will be sent to the patron informing them that their account (with a $10 excessive late fee per item) will be turned over to a collection agency if the item is not returned by a specified date (usually two weeks). After the deadline has passed, the account will be turned over to a collection agency.
Any students who do not return items at the end of the semester will have a hold placed on their student records by the library.
Holds may be placed on items that are currently not available. Items may not be renewed if a hold has been placed on it. Holds can be placed in person, over the phone or via e-mail. Holds placed via e-mail should be sent to Allison Beard (email@example.com) and should include the following information:
Library material may be returned to any of the three Library return boxes. There is one located outside of the Library in the lobby of the Meyerhoeffer Building and two located at the circulation desk.
CSI Faculty and staff may place personal, departmental, or Library items in the Reserve Collection. Information that must accompany items when being placed on Reserve includes:
Checkout of Reserve items is restricted to faculty, staff, and students.