The Reference Librarians at the Myers Library will strive to support students and faculty at all Ottawa University's campuses or engaged in distance learning at the University by:
University-wide Library Policies
Ottawa University ID cards serve as library cards. OU's adult campus students may register with the Myers Library for a library card by e-mailing the library with their name, student ID number, address, home and daytime phone numbers, and e-mail address. Patrons without an OU ID may apply at the circulation desk for a public patron card.
General Collection Books
General collection books are due at mid-semester and on the last day of classes of the semester. They are subject to recall after two weeks.
Periodicals (except for the most recent issue), audio and video recordings, and pamphlets may be checked out for seven days.
Reserve materials may be checked out for one to three hours or one or two days depending on the choice of the professor who places them on reserve.
The Myers Library houses a Baptist Collection containing books about Baptist History, the Ottawa University Yearbook Collection and the Ottawa University Archives. These collections are available to students, faculty, staff and the public of in-house use only, and do not check out.
Ottawa University students and faculty may make interlibrary loan requests for books and photocopies of periodical articles related to course research, which are not owned by Myers Library.
Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy after material is past due. Users are responsible for returning or renewing materials on time whether or not a notice has been received.
There are no fines for late books. If a book is not returned after the eight week period, the patron will receive three late notices. Costs for lost materials will be accessed by the library and presented to the OU Business Office and added to the patron's university account at the end of each semester.
Replacement charges and reprocessing fees are charged for materials that have not been returned eight weeks after they are overdue. If materials are subsequently returned, the cost of the replacement will be refunded; however, the borrower will still be required to pay the reprocessing fee.