EMU Hartzler Library Policies


Books 6 weeks for all students;  17 weeks for faculty/staff; 1 renewal if not on hold
DVDs/CDs 3 week with 1 renewal if not on hold
Reserves 4 hours or overnight 4 hours before library closes
Periodicals Do not circulate
Historical Library Only circulate with permission of HL staff
  • Always present your EMU ID or Community patron card to the circulation worker when you check out materials.
  • You will receive an email notice 2 days before materials are due. It will include a renewal link if there are no fines or holds.
  • You may renew items online.  You will need to login to your TIND account with your EMU email address and password.

  • Lost books will be billed at a cost of $75 per book.  

  • Community patrons are welcome. 
    • Anyone is welcome to use books and journals on site.  EMU provides guest wifi and patrons can use their own devices to connect to wifi. 
    • Hartzler Library participates in VIVA and Atla reciprocal borrowing programs. 
    • Checkout privileges - $20/ year  - does not include access to ebooks, ejournals or databases.
    • EMU Computer access including checkout privileges - $50/ year - does not include access to EMU databases from off-campus.
    • EMU library does not provide interlibrary loan services to community patrons. 


  • If an item is checked out, you may place a hold on it by clicking on the Request button beside the item.  Community patrons should talk to a library staff person about placing holds on items. Priority is given to faculty, staff, and students.
  • The library staff will recall items on hold when they have been checked out for more than two weeks.  If you receive a recall notice from the library, you will need to return the item in the next seven days.   A new due date will be included in the notice. 


  • Reserves may be checked out for 4 hours at a time.
  • Four hours before the library closes, reserve items may be checked out overnight. They are due back 15 minutes after the library opens the next day.

Printing/Copying/Scanning Fees

Information Systems charges departments and students for prints/copies/scans made on EMU devices.


  • Black & White $0.06
  • Color $0.08
  • Scan $0.01

Community patrons who do not have an EMU guest account pay 10 cents  per copy (b&w) and 20 cents for color.  

Collection Development

Main Library Collection Development Policy (PDF)
Menno Simons Historical Library Collection Development Policy(PDF)
Archival Records Policy (PDF)

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