Services & Policies

Library Services and Policies

General Policies

Interlibrary Loan

Remote Access

Reserves

Services

Southern District Conference Video Lending

Library Fines

  • The overdue fine for regular circulating materials is 20 cents per day. There is a 3-day grace period in which materials may be returned and no fine will be charged.
  • The overdue fine for reserves is 10 cents per hour.
  • The overdue fine for Interlibrary Loan materials is 50 cents per day.

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Loan Periods

  • Regular loan period: 28 days
  • Books: 28 days
  • Music Scores: 28 days
  • Records: 28 days
  • AV Materials: 28 days
  • Music CDs: 3 days
  • DVDs: 3 days
  • Periodicals: in-library use only
  • Reference Books: in-library use only
  • Interlibrary Loan: varies by lender
  • Reserves: 2-hour overnight, 2-hour in-library use, 1-day, 3-day or 7-day

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Lost or Damaged Materials

Patrons will be charged the cost of the item plus a $10 processing fee for materials that are lost or mutilated.

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Overdue Notices

Notices are sent as a courtesy when materials are overdue. Borrowers are responsible for returning or renewing materials on time whether or not a notice has been received. Patrons with an email address in their record should receive notices by email.

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Renewals

Materials will be renewed for an additional loan period if a hold has not been placed on that item. Renewals may be made in person, via telephone or online through the View Your Record function.

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View Your Own Record

Select this option from the main menu of the Tabor Library Catalog. Enter your name (last, first), ID#, and PIN. If you have not created a PIN, you will be prompted to do so. A PIN may consist of up to 30 alpha and/or numeric characters. Once you have entered your record, you may view items checked out and their due dates, renew materials and place holds. Be sure to log out of your record when you are finished.

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ILL Fine Policy

The overdue fine for Interlibrary Loan materials is $0.50 per day.

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ILL Loan Periods

The loan period for ILL books is set by the lending library and is typically three to four weeks. The due date is indicated on a yellow band wrapped around the book. Please do not remove this band. Most photocopies may be kept by the requestor.

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ILL Requests

All Interlibrary Loan requests must be placed electronically through the Kansas Library Catalog or FirstSearch. Materials are usually received within ten days. Notification will be sent by e-mail when the requested material is ready for your use.

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ILL Returns

Interlibrary Loan materials are borrowed from cooperating libraries and need to be returned promptly. Late return of material jeopardizes the ability of Tabor Library to borrow from libraries in the future.

Interlibrary Loan materials may be returned in the front desk bookdrop or the outside bookdrop.

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Locating ILL Materials

Interlibrary Loan enables you to obtain books and photocopies of articles in journals not held by Tabor Library. Materials available at other libraries can be identified by searching the following databases, all accessible from the Tabor Library homepage.

  • Kansas Library Catalog—Books and materials in Kansas libraries
  • Kansas Serials Catalog—Periodical holdings in Kansas libraries
  • FirstSearch’s WorldCat—Worldwide holdings of books and materials
  • FirstSearch’s UnionLists—Worldwide holdings of periodicals

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Overdue Notices

Notices are sent as a courtesy when materials are overdue. Borrowers are responsible for returning materials on time whether or not a notice has been received.

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Renewing ILL Materials

A form is available at the library front desk for renewal requests. Renewals are granted or denied by the lending institution. We will renew items for 2 weeks upon completion of the renewal form. If the lending library denies the renewal, we will notify you by email that the item is due immediately.

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Remote Access to Databases

To access databases from off-campus, you must have a record in the Tabor Library Catalog.

Complete the following steps to create access to the databases:
  1. Go to the Tabor Library Catalog.
  2. Click on the “View Your Record” button on the left side of the screen.
  3. Enter your name (Last, First) and your Tabor ID# and click on the gray button.
  4. Create a PIN # (this can be any kind of password you would like)
  5. Log out.

You will use your name (Last, First), your Tabor ID# and your PIN to access the databases.

To access the databases:
  1. Go to the library home page.
  2. Click on the database you desire.
  3. Enter your name (Last, First), your Tabor ID# and your PIN.
  4. Search the database.

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Checkout

Reserves may be checked out at the front desk. Reserves are arranged on the shelves by the Professor or Instructor’s name. Patrons should request materials by giving the Prof./Inst.’s name and the title of the item. Course Reserves may be searched by the Prof/Inst.’s name or course number in the Tabor Library Catalog. The online catalog lists items on Reserve and their availability.

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Loan Period

Reserve materials may be checked out for 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days. Reserve materials may be taken out of the library unless in-library use only is indicated.

2-hour Reserves may be checked out overnight 2 hours before closing and are due one hour after opening the next day.

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Overdue Fines

The overdue fine for Reserves is 10 cents per hour.

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Placing Materials on Reserve

Materials should be brought to the library before it is announced in class as an assignment. Please allow staff at least 24 hours to place an item on Reserve. Bring materials to the library and fill out a reserve request form with Instructor’s name, course name and rubric, and duration of reserve. Materials may be placed on 2-hour, 2-hour in-library use, 1-day, 3-day or 7-day Reserve.

Photocopies should be placed in a labeled folder and be within copyright law guidelines. According to copyright guidelines for multiple copies, one photocopy per 10 students may be placed on Reserve. Interlibrary Loan materials may not be placed on Reserve.

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Renewals

Reserve materials cannot be renewed. If you need them for a longer period of time, please return the item to the library and check it out again for an additional loan period. You will be granted another checkout provided that a hold has not been placed on the item.

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Returning Reserve Materials

All Reserve materials should be returned in the reserve bookdrop at the front desk. Reserve materials may be returned in the outside bookdrop only during closed hours. Improper return of Reserve materials may result in an overdue fine.

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Copying Services

A photocopier is available in the library for 10 cents per copy. Faculty or student groups may charge copies by entering their department code into the machine.

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Video Projector and Laptop Computer

The video projector and laptop computer may be used on the Hillsboro campus for instructional purposes. Any Tabor faculty, staff or student may use the equipment once they have been authorized. Authorization includes training and an explanation of the use policy. These items can be booked in the reservation notebook on the library circulation desk.

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Laminating

A laminator is available for use with staff assistance. No laminating will be done after 10:00 p.m. Cost is calculated by measuring from the top of the first item to the bottom of the last item.

Tabor students and personnel – 5 cents per inch

Community patrons – 10 cents per inch

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Library Instruction

Staff is available at the front desk for individual instruction and assistance in research. Research instruction and instructional tours of the library will be provided for classes at the request of faculty. Contact the Director of Library Services to schedule instruction (x1202). Please give as much advance notice as possible.

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Library Projection Room

The projection room (108) may be used by classes, small groups or individuals needing to view videotapes, films, or use the video camera. It is a “Smart” classroom with Internet access, a data projector, and video conferencing capabilities. The room has a capacity of approximately 25 people.

Faculty or students may reserve the Projection Room by writing their name and time needed on the calendar in the Projection Room notebook on the Circulation desk. Reservations for classes receive priority over individuals. The Projection Room may also be used on a walk-in basis.

The Projection Room is to remain locked unless it is in use. A key may be checked out at the front desk.

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NetLibrary E-Book Access

Due to funding issues and lack of use, the Library has discontinued the NetLibrary subscription at this time. We are investigating other subscription packages, so please check back.

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Charges

All videos are loaned free of charge.

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Damaged Videos

Should a video be damaged by other than normal usage, the replacement cost plus a $10 processing fee will be charged. Borrowers are encouraged to contact Tabor College Library as soon as possible when damage occurs.

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Eligible Borrowers

Videos will be loaned to any church or commission of the Southern District Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches. Individuals requesting materials need to identify his/her church affiliation or commission membership when ordering a tape.

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Loan Period

Videos are loaned out for six weeks. Churches or commissions should consider how many tapes they will be showing in the six-week time period and request the appropriate number of tapes accordingly.

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Locating Videos

A list of videos placed in Tabor Library by the SDC of MB Churches may be viewed through the Featured Lists of the Tabor Library Catalog. By clicking on any listed video, the full record and availability of the video will be displayed. A printed listing is also available in the Video Lending Library Manual. This manual should be available through your church office.

Additional videos are available in Tabor Library’s collection and may be requested in the same manner as the SDC videos. Please contact a librarian at Tabor Library if you need assistance in searching the online Tabor Library Catalog.

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Mailing

Videos will only be mailed directly to churches. Tabor College Library will cover the cost of postage to send out the videos. The church or institution is responsible for return postage. Please package all videotapes in boxes for shipping.

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Other Information

We trust that these videos will prove helpful as you use them in your church. If you have additional videos that you wish to recommend for consideration, please contact any one of the commission members.

Southern District Christian Education Commission:
  • Deanne Alexander (Wichita, KS)
  • Mary Blough (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • Yvonne Dalke (Topeka, KS)
  • Marilyn Jost (Hillsboro, KS)
  • Sheila Koop (Ulysses, KS)
  • Phil Plett, (Clearwater, KS)
  • James Suderman (Fairview, OK)

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Overdues

No overdue fees are charged. We request that you be respectful of the stated due dates and return videos in a timely manner.

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Ownership

All videos housed in the Tabor College Library are the property of the college.

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Renewals

Videos may be renewed one time provided a hold has not been placed on that item. The renewal period is for an additional six weeks. Renewals may be requested by sending an email to library@tabor.edu or by calling 620-947-3121×1203.

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Requesting Videos

Videos may be ordered by completing the online Video Loan Request Form or by completing and mailing a paper copy of the “Video Loan Request Form” out of the printed Video Lending Library Manual. Please allow a minimum of five working days for the processing and shipping of videos.

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