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South Pointe Hospital Medical Library: Borrowing Overdues Fines

Borrowing Procedures

Borrowing Procedures

  • Register for a Library Account & create a password/PIN
  • Borrowing period = 3 weeks
  • Renewals = 4 renewals as long as the item is NOT overdue & there are no holds
  • Maximum number of items checked out at one time = 10
  • Items can be borrowed from all Cleveland Clinic libraries: Main Campus, Fairview, Hillcrest, and South Pointe

How to Renew

  • Login to Library Account & click renew
  • Call the library to renew: 216.491.7456
  • Overdue books  & books with holds CANNOT be renewed

How to Create a Password/PIN

  • Click Login to Library Account
  • Type your name
  • Type your employee #.  No U in front of employee #
  • Click Go!
  • Type password.  Must have both letters & numbers
  • Retype password to verify
  • Click Go!
  • Screen now displays your registration information & any items you have borrowed

Borrowing After Hours

> Sign the checkout slip located in the back of the book

> Place in box on front counter

> Lachelle will contact you with the due date when entered into the system

Overdue Notices

  • Courtesy/overdue notices: emailed for materials borrowed from Cleveland Clinic libraries.
  • Bills: mailed to your home address for long overdue items.
  • Check your Library Account to see materials you have borrowed and their due dates.  
  • Recommend setting reminders in your phone to renew items before their due date. 
  • The library is not responsible if notices are late or not received.

Fines and Fees

Fines: paid with credit cards only (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA) from any location.  

Loan Periods Fees per Item
Fines - 21 day loans $.50/day
Special loan periods $1.00/day
Recalled items $2.00/day
Bills - long overdue 21-day loans Replacement cost or $75 + 15.  If returned, cost = fines accrued.
Bills - long overdue special loan periods Replacement cost or $350 + $15.  If returned, cost = fines accrued.
Damaged items Details to be discussed with Library Staff.

Blocking Library Privileges

  • Borrowing library materials and using library resources off-campus are BLOCKED when fines are $10 or more.
  • Fines must be paid in full to unblock your account.