Library Circulation Policy


Borrowing Period for Materials
  • Books and audiocassettes: 2 weeks. May be renewed twice. Books checked out by Bryan College faculty and staff are due at the end of each semester but are subject to recall after 2 weeks. This rule will also apply to children or spouses of faculty and staff members unless they are enrolled as Bryan students. In that case they must abide by the checkout policy for all other Bryan students.
  • DVDs & Videocassettes: 2 days. No renewals.
  • Periodicals and reference: These are generally for "in house use" only.
  • Reserve materials: 2-hour checkout, unless otherwise specified by the professor. Although there are some reserve materials marked "in house only" by the professors, most of the reserve materials may be checked out overnight within one hour of closing time. All overnight reserve materials are due by 8:30 AM the following day (or at 2 PM on Saturday and 2 PM on Sunday).
  • Curriculum “Math Manipulatives” Sets: Math manipulatives may not be checked out by the public nor by students (with the exception of education majors/ minors). They may, however, be used by anyone (including the public [e.g., home school families]) in the curriculum lab.
Fine Policy
  • Videocassettes: $1.00 per day.
  • Reserve material: 50 cents per hour.
  • All other: 10 cents per day per item. Grace period of 2 days from notice date.
**Maximum fine per item: $10.00.
Lost or Damaged Books
In the event that material is lost or excessively damaged the patron will be charged replacement cost plus a $10.00 processing fee. Replacement cost is the current cost of the item. If the item is no longer available, the cost of purchasing a comparable item will be assessed.

Community Residents
As a community service, Bryan College makes its library available free of charge to area residents. Rhea County residents with a valid, official picture ID may check out up to five books at a time. They may also use the library’s computers for access to the internet and the library’s online resources by signing in at the circulation desk. For full details and any current restrictions, ask at the circulation desk or contact the library at 423.775.7307.