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Circulation Policy

Library Circulation Policy

On-site borrowing privileges are available to students, faculty, and staff of Williston State College through their ID card, and other individuals possessing a  library card. A WSC library card, which can be obtained at the circulation desk, is required in order to check out materials or for remote access to the e-book and periodical indexes on ODIN. Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card. Report lost or stolen cards to the circulation desk as soon as possible. A $25.00 fee is charged by Student Services for replacing a WSC ID; a $10.00 fee is charged by the library for replacing a non-student library card.

Loan periods:

Books 21 days/ renewal
Books on Tape
14 days/1 renewal
Videos 2 days/no renewal
Reserve Materials Varies. Loan period determined by instructor. No renewal
Reference Materials, periodicals
No circulation



A hold may be placed on library materials which are checked out. The Library will notify patrons when the materials have been returned and will hold them at the circulation desk for a limited time. Holds may not be placed on reserve materials.


Patrons are able to renew their own materials via the My Account on the WSC Library website. Alternative methods of renewal include bringing your student ID or library card to the circulation desk, or by calling 774-4226. If you renew by phone, please have your student ID available. Materials are subject to recall.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan borrowing privileges are available to currently enrolled students and employees of Williston State College. Patrons may be asked to limit requests to five per week. Charges by lending libraries for requested materials are passed along to the individual borrower. Non-campus individuals who wish to borrow Williston State College library materials may do so through their local library.

Notices and Statements

Notices mean the material is already overdue. A statement will include all costs incurred to date. Transcripts, final grades, and diplomas will not be issued until library overdues and fines have been cleared.

Overdues and Fines

The fine schedule for overdue materials is:

Material Type Grace Period Fine
Books and Books on Tape Five Days $.25/Day
Videocassettes One Day $1.00/Day
Reserves-Two Hours One Hour $1.00/Hour
Reserves-24 Hours None $1.00/Hour
Reserves-Two Days None $1.00/Day
Reserves-One Week None $1.00/Day

The maximum fine per item is $10.00.

Lost or Damaged Library Materials

Please report all lost or damaged library materials as soon as possible. Once an item is declared lost or damaged, fines stop accruing. A $5.00 processing fee plus replacement costs will be charged for each item lost or damaged.