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Circulation and Reserves Services

Library Card | Borrower's Responsibilities | Holds/Recalls | Loans/Fines | Renewals | Reserves | Requesting Materials

Library Card

  • To check out library materials, you must present your Indiana University borrower's card at the Circulation/Reserves service desk.
  • IU Kokomo students, full-time and adjunct faculty, and staff use their IU Kokomo ID cards as library cards.
  • IU Kokomo ID cards must be activated to serve as library cards. This can be done at the Circulation/Reserves service desk.
  • Any resident of the state of Indiana who is 18 years and older may be issued a borrower's card by completing an Indiana Resident Library Card Application form and providing a photo ID and proof of residency. The Indiana Resident Library Card Application Policy (PDF) outlines acceptable forms of identification and proof of residency. Minors 16-17 years of age may be issued a card in accordance with the Indiana Resident Library Card Policy and a special application form which requires a parent or quardian to be present and provide photo ID and proof of residency.
  • Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Library and may be replaced by paying a $5 replacement fee.

If you are an IU Kokomo student, learn more about the library cards available to you on our Library Cards for Students page.

To obtain a student ID, visit the Bursar's Office, located in Room 205 in the Kelley Student Center.

If you are not affiliated with IU Kokomo but would like to visit our library, learn more about obtaining a borrower's card and searching our catalog on our Library Cards for Indiana Residents page.

Borrower's Responsibilities

Materials checked out on your card are your responsibility. You are responsible for being aware of the policies (due date, fines, and fees for late materials) associated with checking out any item(s). Circulation Policies. Loan periods and a fine schedule are available for your review. Loan Periods and Fine Schedule.


Items that are checked out may have either a hold or recall placed on them. If a library book or other resource is checked out, a hold may be placed on the item. Users may place a hold on an item by providing printouts of both the item from IUCAT and the user's library card. Printouts should be given to staff at the Circulation/Reserves service desk. When the item is returned, the user will be notified of the availability of the item.

Loan Periods and Fine Schedule

(PDF version)

Loan Type & Fine

Material Type

30 Day Loan (Indiana Residents)
45 Day Loan (IU Undergraduate Students)
120 Day Loan (IU Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff)

Overdue fine: $0.25 per day per item/max $25

Children's Collection
CDs (Compact Discs)
Government Document CD-ROMs
Government Publications (Documents)
Government Publications DVDs
Government Publications (Maps)
Stacks (General Collection)

14 Day Loan

Overdue fine: $0.25 per day per item

Best Sellers
Closed Stack Materials (Circulation)

7 Day Loan

Overdue fine: $1.00 per day per item/max $75

DVDs (Limit 3)
Government Document CD-ROMs
Government Publications DVDs
Kits (Media Kits) (Limit 3)
Videos (Limit 3)

4 Day Loan

Overdue fine: $0.75 per day per item

Reserve Materials (Limit 2)

1 Day Loan

Overdue fine: $0.75 per day per item

Reserve Materials (Limit 2)

  • HD Digital Camera
  • Podcast Kit

2 Hour Loan

Overdue fine: $0.60 per hour per item

Closed Stack Materials (Circulation)
Reserve Materials (Limit 2)

  • Blu-ray External (RW) Drive
  • Intuos4 Tablet/Pen
  • Laptop
  • Novation Keyboard

Study Rooms

Recall Fine


All materials


  • Processing added for all billed items-$10.50
  • Replacement costs will be determined on a case by case basis.
  • If a faculty member needs to use non-circulating materials, such as a book from the reference collection, for a specific purpose, permission may be requested by contacting a librarian. Permission may be denied if the item is a high-demand item or if there has been previous abuse of this privilege.


Items may be renewed provided there are: 1) No outstanding fines on the item(s); and 2) No holds or recalls placed on the item(s).

To renew any item(s), you must present your IU Library borrower's card and the item(s) at the Circulation/Reserves service desk. Phone renewals will be accepted during library hours provided you are able to supply your IU Library card number, your name and address, and individual item information (barcode number on the item may be required).

Indiana University affiliated users with valid Indiana University accounts may renew materials online using the "My Account" feature within IUCAT. See our Renew Library Materials page for additional details on how to renew items through IUCAT.


Items placed on reserve by an instructor may be retrieved at the Circulation/Reserves service desk. Please have the name of the instructor, the course number, and the title of the item on-hand.

Faculty wanting to place items on Reserve for their classes should contact the Circulation/Reserves service desk staff for forms and policies. For more details regarding placing items on reserve, please see our Library Reserves Policy page.

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries

Materials from other Indiana University libraries may be requested by IU Kokomo students, faculty, and staff via the Request Delivery feature in IUCAT, the IU Libraries' catalog. If the IU Libraries do not have the materials you need, items may also be borrowed from other, non-IU libraries via our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service. Indiana University is also a member of several faculty reciprocal borrowing programs that include other academic institutions both within and outside of Indiana. Faculty members may request a borrowing card that allows them borrowing privileges at participating institutions.

Please Ask A Librarian if you have questions about any of these services.

Last Updated: 21 September 2015

Last updated: 09/21/2015