Borrowing Privileges
Late Fines
Lost Item Fees
Damaged Items

Borrowing Privileges

Library material can be checked out by members of the PNCA community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni).

Alumni are defined as people who have graduated from a BFA, MFA, or MA program at PNCA.

Anyone is welcome to visit our library and use the collection for their research. In order to borrow material, those outside of PNCA may purchase a Community Patron library card for $75 per year.

Reserves must be returned for at least 6 hours before they can be checked out again.

Late Fines

Most items do not accrue late fees, with a few exceptions:

3-HR Reserves - $0.50 per hour

1 Day Reserves - $0.50 per day

Interlibrary Loans - $0.50 per day

Summit - $0.50 per day

Library balances over $10 are sent monthly to student accounts and billed by the business office. Balances that remain under $10 for the semester are cleared.

Lost item charges

Items more than 30 days overdue are considered lost and patrons will be billed replacement charges of $90 for each item. A credit may be issued if a patron returns billed materials, immediately after they have been charged.

If you lose an item and would like to replace it, you may be able to supply a new and exact replacement for the lost item. Please discuss this option with library staff. Arrangements must be made with library staff prior to replacement charges being sent to the business office.

Patrons with recurring lost charges will be subject to diminished library privileges.

Damaged Items

Damaged items will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. In the event that we must replace an item because of damage, charges will be assessed according to the fees outlined above in the Lost Items policy.