Library materials are considered overdue once their due date has past. Demerits begin to accumulate once items are overdue. Library materials are considered lost 30 days after their due date. In addition to accumulating demerits, you will be charged the current cost of the book as determined by library staff. You will also be charged a lost item penalty of $25. If the item is returned, you are only responsible for the accrued demerits.
Library notices are emailed to patrons each day that the library is open. These notices will remind you that an item is due soon, an item is overdue, or an item is lost. These notices are sent to official Oklahoma City University email accounts or, for alumni and attorneys, the email address we have on record.
The best way to avoid demerits is to return items on or before the due date. You can view your due dates by logging in to the Law Library Catalog with your B number and last name. If you need materials longer than your original due date, you may request a renewal by visiting the circulation desk or by logging in to the online catalog.
If you have a question about demerits or if you have been suspended but wish special circumstances to be taken into account, visit the circulation desk.
|Item Type||Loan Period||Accrual||Time until suspension|
|Course Reserve||2 hours||2/hour||30 hours|
|Permanent Reserve||2 hours||2/hour||30 hours|
|24 hour Reserve||24 hours||1/hour||60 hours|
|Study Aids||3 days||1/day||60 days|
|DVD||3 days||5/day||12 days|
|Video||2 hours||2/hour||15 hours|
|General Collection||21 days||1/day||60 days|
|Recalled items*||5/Day||12 days|