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Services for Staff and Adjunct Faculty

Circulation Services

To check out library materials, bring them with your JBU ID card to the circulation desk. Most items can be renewed up to 2 times as long as no one else has placed a hold.

Checkout Periods and Limits for JBU Staff and Adjunct Faculty

Staff and Adjunct Faculty

  • Books:  Up to 10 books for 21 days   
  • Juvenile Books:  Up to 7 books for 21 days
  • Reserve Books:  Up to 3 books for 3 hours; must remain in the library
  • DVDs:  Up to 2 for 7 days
  • Games:  Up to 2 for 7 days
  • Reference Books: Non-circulating; in-library use only
  • Periodicals:  Non-circulating; in-library use only


Books can be renewed up to two times as long as they are not on hold for another user. You can renew online by logging in to the library catalog following the instructions here, or call (479-524-7202) or email to renew your items.

Fees and Fines

  • Materials are considered lost when they are unreturned for an extended time past their due date. Lost or damaged materials are billed for replacement cost + processing fee. Replacement charges are nonrefundable after the charge has been forwarded to the business office for collection. Lost or damaged ILL materials are billed according to the rate set by the owning library. Patrons with unpaid replacement charges may be subject to suspension of borrowing privileges and/or registration/transcript holds.
  • Overdue fines are assessed for the following categories:
    • ILL books ($1/day)
    • Reserve books ($1/hour)
    • Books that have been recalled ($1/day)
    • DVDs and games ($1/day)
  • Interlibrary loan service fees may be assessed in the following circumstances:
    • $4 for items ordered but never picked up.
    • $4 to reorder an item that has been previously delivered.
    • $4 for filled requests in excess of the user’s per-semester limit. (Waivers of the limit may be requested on a case-by-case basis for special research projects; contact the ILL librarian for details.)
    • $4 service fee for each filled request for General Patrons (borrowers who are not current JBU students or employees).

Research Assistance

Not sure where to start?  Having trouble with our online databases?  Need help finding appropriate library resources for your assignment?  Please reach out – we're here to help!

  • Phone: (479) 524-7153
  • Email: 
  • Chat: use the widget in the bottom corner of the web page.

We endeavor to respond to messages by the next business day when we cannot provide immediate help. 

For do-it-yourself tips on how to find various types of resources, see our Research Help page.