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Library Policies and General Information
Nutting Memorial Circulation Policy
Students and staff may borrow books for four weeks and can renew items as needed. DVDs circulate for one week. The loan period for faculty borrowers is usually for the entire academic year. Renewals are allowed, as explained below. Reference books, journals, and materials in Special Collections do not circulate.
All loans outstanding on the last day of classes of the spring semester will be considered overdue. After that date replacement costs, with a minimum charge of $50.00 (or actual replacement cost if more than $50.00), may be charged for lost, unreturned or damaged materials.
Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and Circulation Policy
Books or journal articles not owned by the Library may be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The Library provides this service for Academy students, faculty and staff.
Loan periods for Interlibrary Loan books vary according to the policies of the lending libraries.MaineCat items are loaned for four weeks and, per the policy of the consortium, cannot be renewed. Non-MaineCat ILL renewals vary according to the policy of the lending library. Billing amounts for lost or unreturned items are set by the lending library; Nutting Memorial imposes a $25.00 fine for lost or unreturned items as well.
Faculty and staff are allowed a maximum of twenty MaineCat/ILL items at any one time. Students are allowed a maximum of ten MaineCat/ILL items.
Fogler Library Borrowing
Materials placed on Reserve for courses are held at the desk on the Library's main level and are shelved according to course code. Students must present an Academy ID card to use Reserve materials. Loan periods for Reserve materials are determined by the instructor; generally these items are for use in the Library only.
Group Study and Quiet Areas
Tables for group study are available on the lower and main levels of the Library. The upper level of the Library is a designated quiet area. When available, the seminar room on the Library's upper level can be used for presentation practice; speak with a staff member if you are interested in reserving the seminar room.
Fourteen computers are available for use by Academy students, staff and faculty, as well as the general public. A time limit of 30 minutes may be imposed at the discretion of the Library staff. A combination printer/copier/scanner is available on the main level; a microform scanner is located on the lower level. The Library has wireless network access and numerous internet ports for laptop use.
Food and Beverages
Food and beverages are welcome in the Library. Please be considerate with regard to Library furniture and collections. We encourage lids on beverages.
Alcohol and Tobacco
Alcohol and tobacco are not permitted anywhere in the Library. A smoking area is located outside the main entrance.
Main Collection (upper Level)
Periodicals (online / main level / lower level)
Reference Collection (main level)
Government Documents (upper level)
The Library is a selective government depository, emphasizing maritime, engineering, oceanographic, and business documents. Government documents are cataloged, and nearly all are included in the main collection on the upper level. Documents on microfiche are housed in the lower level. In addition, many government documents can be accessed online. Most government documents can be checked out.
Maps and Charts (upper level)
The Library is a depository for the National Imaging and Mapping Agency. Maps and charts of the world and of the territorial waters of the U.S. are kept on the upper level. Maps and charts cannot be checked out.
Special Collections and Archives (upper level)
The Library’s Special Collections and Archives are housed on the upper level. Areas of strength are maritime history, Maine history, and World War II. The catalog displays the location "Special Collection" before the call number for books held in that area. Materials in Special Collections cannot be checked out.
In addition to books, the Library’s holdings include DVDs, videocassettes, CDs, records, and CD-ROMs. Media materials are included in the catalog, and most can be checked out.
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