Skip to main content

MHC Library: Loan Periods

Loan Periods

Loan Periods
Faculty Staff Student FOTL
Books Due last day of classes Spring Term 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks
AudioBooks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks 4 Weeks
DVD / CD 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Reserves (varies by item) As Needed X 3 Hours / Overnight X
Periodicals As Needed X X X
Archives X X X X
Faculty / Alumni Pubs X X X X

*Summer Programs Staff & VCCA Fellows: loan periods vary by length of residency.  The loan period for most items is the duration of residency with the due date one day prior to departure.  The loan period for DVDs is 7 days unless that exceeds the date of departure.


Most items may be renewed for one additional loan period.  There are three methods to renew items: 

  1. Log in to your LION account & renew online
  2. Call the circulation desk 434-381-6138
  3. Visit the circulation desk in-person

Overdue Fines
Daily Fine
Books X
AudioBooks X
DVD / CD $1
Reserves $0.25
Periodicals X
Archives X
Faculty / Alumni Pubs X

*MHC Library does not charge overdue fines for most items.   The exception is short-term checkouts such as DVDs and Reserves.

Lost / Damaged Item Replacement
Replacement Fine Processing Fee Per-Item Total
Most Items $40 $25 $65
Rare Books / Archives / Special Collections Varies by Item $25 Varies
DVD / CD / Software Varies by Item $25 Varies
Equipment Varies by Item $25 Varies

MHC Library charges a fine for the replacement of any lost or damaged items.  Most items in the circulating collection are charged as a flat fine; however, any items that are rare or costly will be charged the current replacement value. 

*In some cases, a replacement copy may be provided by the patron in lieu of paying the fine.  Any patron who wishes to explore this option must speak with Katie Glaeser for approval and guidance in advance.