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Borrowing & Fines

User services policies are designed to ensure that materials are returned on time and in good condition for use by as many people as possible.

Present your WU ID card at the user services desk along with the items you wish to borrow. Borrowed items must be returned by the date stamped on each item's date due slip. You will also receive an email receipt of your checkouts and due dates.  Borrowers must have their WU ID card to check out materials from the Library.  The borrower is responsible for any fines or replacement charges they may incur.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call our main number (304)243-2226.

Policy at a glance:

  • Books are checked out for 3 weeks
  • There is no limit on book or DVD check-outs to current students or faculty.
  • Overdue fines for books, CDs, and Plays are $.10 per day per item.
  • DVD loan period for students, faculty, and staff is 7 days.
  • Overdue fines on videos are $1 per day.
  • Periodicals do not circulate.


Renewals are permitted for items that do not have a hold or recall placed on them.

Materials may be renewed:

  • online via Sierra, the Library's catalog.
    • Login with your ID number located on your swipe.  The first time you login, your password is CHANGEME.  It is recommended that you change this to a more secure password.
  • in person at the user services desk
  • by phone to the user services desk: 304-243-2226

Printing & Copying

Printing and copying is


to all WU students and staff.



Study Room Checkout

Use of these rooms is intended to foster collaboration and allow students space to work on group projects or practice presentations. Students looking for individual quiet study space are encouraged to look for a spot on the main floor.

Access to the study rooms is on a first come, first serve basis and students will be able to check them out for a 3-hour period. One 2-hour renewal may be allowed if there is no one on the study room wait list. If all study rooms are occupied, you may put your name on a wait list for the next available room. When you add your name to the wait list you will be told when the next room will become available. Please return to the User Services desk within 10 minutes of that time or your name will be removed from the wait list.

When using the rooms please be considerate of other library users and keep talking at conversational levels. The library is not responsible for personal items left unattended in the study rooms. The student who checks out the room assumes responsibility for the conduct of all group members and the condition of the room.

Procedure for Checking Out Small Group Study Rooms Study rooms are on a first come, first serve basis and can be checked out at the User Services Desk for a period of 3 hours. In order to check out a study room you will need to leave your ID swipe at the User Services Desk for the duration of your checkout.