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Loans and Fees

Vogel Library's primary clients are students, faculty and staff at Wartburg College. In addition, we serve library patrons of Iowa through the Open Access program which entitles public library users to borrow materials from participating libraries in Iowa.

Wartburg Students, Faculty and Staff
Your Wartburg College photo identification card serves as your library card. We ask that you have your card with you to borrow materials from the library. You will be held responsible for all materials borrowed using your card.

Public Library Patrons
By presenting your public library card or Iowa identification, you are entitled to receive a borrower's card from Vogel Library. Public patrons may check out materials from the library and may use resources in-house. However, Vogel Library does not provide public patrons inter-library loan services, reserve materials, or remote access to electronic resources; patrons are encouraged to seek these services at their local public library.

Interlibrary Loan Patrons (follow link)

Loan Periods

  • Books and Musical Scores: 4 weeks
  • Curriculum and Youth Collections: 2 weeks
  • Journals/Magazines: 1 week
  • Videos and CDs: 1 week
  • Equipment: 2 hours, 4 hours, or 24 hours
  • Bicycles: 4 hours

Renewals may be made:

  • In person at the library by bringing the item
  • Online through "My Library Account" on the library webpage
  • By telephone: (319) 352-8500

Late Materials

When an item is not returned after the due date, late notices are sent alerting patrons to the fines and fees associated with this.

Fine Schedule for Late Material (not to exceed $10)

  • Books, Video, etc. $.50/day
  • Journals/Magazines: $5.00/day
  • Bicycles: $2.00/hour
  • Reserves:
    2 Hour Reserve: $1.00/hour
    4 Hour Reserve: $1.00/hour
    24 Hour Reserve: $1.00/day
    1 Week Reserve: $1.00/day

Three weeks after the due date of the item, the unreturned item will be counted as lost. Late fines still apply in addition to the Lost fees and processing fees listed below.

Lost and Damaged Materials

Material that is counted as lost or damaged is assessed a fee equal to the replacement cost of the item. The replacement cost is billed in addition to any late fines. If the replacement cost for a lost or damaged item cannot be determined, a minimum $20 fee will be assessed in addition to any late fines.

For material marked as lost, the replacment fee will be waived if the item is returned within two months of the lost bill assessment. However, the borrower is still responsible for payment of late fees.

Return is defined as returning the item in its original form; note that the late fines still apply.

If a lost item is not returned within two months of the replacement bill being sent, then the borrower will be charged the full fine and replacement cost for the item. These charges must be paid in order to continue circulation privileges and/or to recieve transcripts from the college after graduation.


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