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Table Of Contents
Library Cards VTC Consortium Cards
Checkout Limits Borrowing Reserve Materials
Renewing Materials Placing Items On Reserve
Overdue Fines Copyright Law


Library Cards
To register for library privileges, please present a valid Hampton University campus ID to the Circulation Service Desk on the 1st floor of the Harvey Library.

Checkout Limits

Undergraduates, HU Staff 15 items
Honors Program Students,Graduate Students, Faculty and Administrators 30 items
ALL: AV Materials 4 items
Alumni - Must have valid Alumni Card 4 items
VTC Borrowers 4 items

Circulation Periods

Most Materials 30 days
AV Materials 14 days
Gov Docs 1 week

Renewing Materials

  • Renew Online - by using FIND BOOKS (Online Catalog). Select My Account and Renew My Materials. Enter your User ID, which is your HU ID Number and your PIN, which is the last 4 digits of your HU ID Number. Click on List Charged Items.

  • In person - at the Circulation Desk

  • By phone - call the Circulation Desk at (757)727-5372 during library hours



Overdue Fines
Overdue fines are $.20 per day per item. Maximum fine is $10.00.

VTC Consortium Card
Consortium applications and borrower cards are available at the Circulation Desk. Hampton University is a member of the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education VTC which enables students, staff, and faculty to borrow library materials from any of the VTC member institutions.

Borrowing Reserve Materials
Academic Reserve materials, available at the Circulation Desk, can be located using the Online Catalog Reserve Desk feature. Present a valid Hampton University ID and request the reserve item by Reserve Call Number at the Circulation Desk. Search reserve materials by:

  • Instructor Name

  • Course Number

  • Course Name


For Faculty - Placing Items On Reserve
Faculty can place materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk by following these guidelines:

  • Note: Academic Reserves are held for 1 semester unless extended by the instructor. They are returned to the instructor by campus mail if the Circulation staffdoes not recieve notification of an extension.
  • Register as a library borrower by presenting your Hampton University ID.

  • Fill out and sign the required Reserve Request and Copyright & Fair Use forms.

  • For each item, specify the type of reserve (CLOSED for two-hour in-house use, OVERNIGHT LOAN, or THREE DAY LOAN). The preferred type is CLOSED.

  • Provide one copy of each item for every 15 students enrolled in the class.

  • Each photocopied article must display or cite it's source and copyright on the first page.

  • Allow a few days from the time the request is made until items are available for use. Materials received after 5 PM Monday through Friday will not be processed until the next business day.

    What Can Be Placed On Reserve?

    The following can stay on reserve for one semester:

  • Library materials from the open stacks.

  • Personal copies of books, journal and newspaper articles, and audiovisual materials.

  • Photocopies subject to copyright and fair use laws.

  • NOTE: Materials received through Interlibrary Loan cannot be placed on reserve.


Copyright Law


  • US copyright law obligates a person to seek permission of the copyright holder before making or using multiple photocopies of copyrighted works published within the last 75 years.


  • It is library policy that copyright permissions and royalty fees be obtained and paid by the individual or department requesting reserve services. This can be accomplished by providing proof that the copyright holder had granted permission to copy the material.


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Updated PB 07/16/11

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