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Seay Borrowing Policies for Community Borrowers

Telephone Numbers

Circulation Desk: (719) 389-6560
Fax: (719) 389-6561

Who May Borrow

Colorado residents with a current public library card from a Colorado library, and students, faculty and staff with current identification cards from a Colorado educational institution may register as a Community Borrower.

Application Procedure

Applicants for library privileges must register at the circulation desk in Tutt Library or the Music Library in Packard Hall. It is necessary to fill out a registration card listing a permanent address, telephone number and email address (if available). Library staff are available to assist persons with disabilities, upon request.

Applicants must show a photo ID, and their public library card or college ID must be large enough (credit card size) for us to affix a Colorado College library barcode (no keychain size ID’s will be accepted).

Borrowing privileges are valid for one year and may be renewed as long as the individual has no overdue fines or replacement charges.

Loan Periods

  • Books and scores – 30 days
  • Sound/Video recordings – DO NOT CIRCULATE – Available for listening and viewing in the library only.


Two renewals are permitted for most items that do not have a hold placed on them.

Items may be renewed as follows:

Overdues and Fines

Overdue Books/Scores

  • $ .50 per day for each overdue book (with a maximum of $15.00 per book)
  • $5.00 per day for recalled items

Circulation privileges will be suspended if fines exceed $10. Privileges will be restored when account is cleared.

Returning Materials

Those using library materials, whether in or out of the building, are responsible for the condition of the material while in their use and for the timely return of the materials.

Please see library policy regarding replacement for lost or damaged material.

Designated return areas are the following:

  • The Music Library Circulation Desk
  • The book return bin, outside the library door, for after-hours return.
  • Tutt Library, when Packard Hall is closed.

Holds and Recalls

A hold may be placed on material that is already checked out by calling the Seay Library Circulation Desk at 719-389-6560 or by emailing Seay Library.

Material is subject to recall after two weeks of initial use by a library patron. If an item is recalled it must be returned as soon as possible. Fines will accrue at $5.00 per day.

Items recalled for reserve or for classroom use must be returned immediately.

Recalled material must be picked up within ten days of the date of the notice of availability. If it is not picked up within this time, it will be returned to the shelves or given to the next person on the waiting list, if one exists.

Non-Circulating Materials

The following types of materials do not circulate.

  • Reference materials
  • Sound/Video recordings
  • Microforms
  • Any material marked “non-circulating” (e.g. “Library Use Only” or “Not to Leave the Library”)
  • Periodicals
  • Community Borrowers may not request items via Prospector

Confidentiality of Records

Library circulation records and other records identifying the names of library patrons are confidential in nature. Such records will not be made available except pursuant to legal process, order or subpoena.

Circulation Services Coordinator

For assistance or questions, please contact:

Annette Megneys
Circulation Services Coordinator
email Annette
(719) 389-6960