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WVU Tech Beckley Library: Access Services

Borrowing Materials

Checking out books

Library books may be checked out at the front desk. Please present your current WVU Tech ID card at the main service desk. There is no limit on the number of books you can check out. 

Some library items do not circulate. These include reference books, newspapers, journals, and magazines. 

Reserved textbooks and faculty materials are located behind the service desk. Reserve materials are for Library use only, although a few items may be checked out overnight if faculty or library staff grant permission. Special arrangements can be made for textbook use for an open book test.

Please see our Circulation page for more information about borrowing privileges, loan periods, overdue materials, fines, and lost books.


Books returned after five day grace period: 5 cents per day fine

Lost book replacement charge: $50.00

Student records will be tagged for outstanding fines and/or lost books. Fines and/or replacement charges must be paid before registering for classes or requesting transcript.

Books may be returned  at the Library Front Service Desk. 

Magazines, Newspapers, Reference materials, Reserve materials, Microfiche, etc., may not be checked out.

Photocopy charge is 10 cents per page. Copying is allowed under fair use guidelines. Copyright Fair Use

Persons without borrowing privileges are allowed to use materials in the building and/or make photocopies under fair use guidelines. Copyright Fair Use



Loan periods and renewals

Students may check out books for two weeks (14 days). Renewals are allowed if a Hold does not exist on the book from another user.

Faculty privileges allow books to be checked out for a semester unless requested by another patron.

Other loan privileges:

  • Laptops:            1 week
  • DVD/VHS:         1 week
  • Reserves:          2 hours

Interlibrary Loans

To request items through the Interlibrary Loan’s management system, you must first create an account to identify yourself in the system. Please use the link below to register. Once you establish an account your personal information remains on file and future submission will not be necessary. Your WVU email address will enable the Interlibrary Staff to notify you promptly about the fulfillment of your requests. Your personal ILLiad account also allows you to track your requests.

For more information, please see our interlibrary loan page or register using the Illiad Logon button.