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Borrowers may return Parkland and I-Share library materials to the Desk or to the bookdrop at the bottom of the Library stairs, regardless of where the item was originally borrowed.
Because library materials are discharged from the borrower's account at the location to which they are returned and prior to being shipped back to the owning library, borrowers are not held responsible for items that are lost in shipping.
If another borrower recalls an item that you have checked out, you will receive a "recall notice"
in the mail. This notice informs you that the loan period for the item
has been shortened and that the material must be returned by a certain
date. This date is usually 15 days from the date the item was recalled.
The Library's recall policy insures that library materials are equitably
Please return Library materials by the modified due date. You are
responsible for any fines incurred for not returning materials on time.
Library materials from the Parkland Library and from other I-Share Libraries can be renewed online or in person.
ONLINE: Parkland Library materials can be renewed over the online catalog if the borrower's account is in good standing. Account problems that may prevent an online renewal include:
1 overdue or recalled item
Reaching a renewal threshold set for a particular item
IN PERSON: Go to the Desk. The following items CANNOT be renewed:
Items that have been recalled by another patron. These items should be returned immediately to the Library.
Items that are normally non-circulating, but were loaned to you on an exception basis.
Overdue items borrowed from other I-Share Libraries, depending upon the policy of the individual library.
Loan Periods & Limits Policy
Most library materials are available for loan by authorized borrowers. Borrower category and type of material determine loan availability and loan periods given. Authorized borrowers include currently enrolled Parkland College students, currently employed Parkland College faculty and staff, and other categories of borrowers as outlined in the Library circulation policies.
Renewals are permitted, but may be restricted for certain items or if another patron requests the item.
The Library reserves the right to recall an item, and require its return before the end of the loan period.
Loan Periods and Item Limit
Link coming soon (note added 5/4/2021)
Your Account Information
Your Account lets you: renew materials you have checked out, view the status of items you have requested, check whether you have any fines/fees, and save your search commands by selecting remembered titles or remembered searches.
Accessing Your Account
1. Go to your Account
2. You will be directed to the ParklandOne login screen
3. After you are logged in, review borrower information from choices on the right.
4. When finished, click Log Out to prevent unauthorized access to your account.
Check Due Dates
Items that you have borrowed are grouped by owning library. The status will be indicated. You can renew overdue items from the Parkland Library or other I-Share Member Libraries. However, if an item reaches the renewal limit (varies from library to library), if the item's status is lost, or if the item has been recalled, you cannot renew it and should return it to the Library.
If you have any fees, the amount will be recorded here until a bill is issued. All Parkland fees are collected at the Cashier's Window, A108.
If you have questions about finding materials, using the Catalog, or with MyAccount, please call the Desk: 217/373-3839 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overdue and Lost Material
It is your responsibility to return Library materials on time. Overdue notices are issued via Parkland email as a courtesy to all library users. You are responsible for checking your Parkland email account on a regular basis; non-receipt of an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from applicable charges.
To avoid overdue notices and bills please renew your materials using your Account before the due date stamped in each item or return an item by the recall due date if the item has been requested by another borrower.
When overdue items are not returned they are declared lost, and you will be billed for the replacement cost, which ranges roughly between $50-$1000+.
When charges amount to $175.00 or more, further borrowing is blocked. Both blocking and billing will be enforced until the item is returned, replaced, or paid for in full.
You may pay library bills at the Cashier's Office, Room A108. For hours, call 217/351-2233
Overdue fines for Reserve items:
The patron is responsible for the timely return of all items, whether or not any reminder or overdue notice is received from the Library.
When a Reserve item is Overdue a daily fine of $5 will accrue, not to exceed the replacement cost of the item. After 3 days the item will be declared "Lost" and you will be billed for the replacement cost.
Charges From Other Libraries
Parkland Library borrowers are subject to the loan and lost item policies of the institution from which they have borrowed the material. THESE MAY BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT FROM PARKLAND LIBRARY'S POLICIES. All Parkland faculty, students, and staff may be charged by the lending library for failure to return or renew material by the due date.
As a member of the I-Share Library Consortium, the Parkland Library adheres to the I-Share Library Resource Sharing Code. This code obligates us to assist the lending library in securing the return of overdue materials and the fines and/or processing fees associated with late renewals or returns. Lending libraries may request that we block the borrowing privileges of Parkland patrons who fail to return or renew materials when due, who fail to return recalled material promptly, or who do not pay invoices received for overdue fines, billing fees, or lost book charges promptly.