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Services: Staff Services

Circulation Policies - Staff

Current Fairmont State ID required.

Due Dates

Books: 4 weeks from checkout date.
DVDs: 7 days


One renewal, either in person or phone, unless someone has requested the item.


Staff are not currently charged fines.

Replacement of Materials

Users are charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $15.00 processing fee.

Book Drops

Located at main library entrance.
DVDs should be returned to the Circulation Desk only.

Services - Staff

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) assists Fairmont State students, faculty, and staff by obtaining library materials not available at our own libraries.

Services - All


* Black and white or color copying; per-page fee.
* Copiers will make double-sided copies.
* Copies from Microfiche/Microfilm at $0.10 per page.

Notice: Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies of reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using copiers or similar equipment is liable for any copyright infringement.


PCs are located on the ground, middle and top floors. 2 Mac computers are located on the ground floor Starbucks lab. .

To play compact discs that may have come with your textbook, or DVDs, stop at the circulation desk. You will need to check out an external CD/DVD player.

Fax Services

* To send a fax : No charge
* To receive a fax : No charge
* Library fax number: (304) 367-4677

Hold services

Requests can be made over the phone or online for materials to be placed on hold for patrons to pick up. These items will be placed at the Circulation desk and you will be notified when your request is filled.

Items for use

The following items are available for use. Ask at the Circulation desk:

  • 3-hole punch
  • Bags for carrying books
  • Calculators
  • CD players
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • First Aid - basic items, like bandages
  • Glue sticks
  • Headphones
  • Highlighters
  • Paper clips
  • Protractors
  • Rubber bands
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Staplers
  • White out

Digital Voice Recorders are available for semester loan checkout to Students at the Circulation Desk.

Two DVD players are available for seven day loans (available only to Faculty, Students, and Staff). 

Patrons may also use the microwave located near the Circulation Desk.

Lost and Found

If you've lost or found an item, the campus Lost and Found locations are the Circulation Desk at the Library and the Campus Security office in Pence Hall.

Mail Services

A mailbox is located in the Circulation area. The mail is picked up at Noon Monday thru Friday.


Restrooms and water fountains are available on all floors of the library.

Phone Services

A courtesy phone is available in the Circulation area for on-campus and local calls.

Note: Library Courtesy Phone cannot be used for calling cell phone numbers.

Cell phones must be turned off in the library, but can be used in the Circulation area or in the stairways.