The Educational Resources Collections materials circulate to students, faculty, and staff of Ball State University upon presentation of a valid Ball State ID card. The basic student and faculty/staff loan period is two weeks with the following exceptions:
| Permanent Reserves
2 hour in-room use
| Course Reserves
2 hour and 4 hour in-room use,
1 day, 3 day
| Video & film
| Circulating digital equipment
6 hours. Due back by close of day.
Resident card and Alumni card holders may borrow video materials (DVD/VHS) for 1 day. Other Educational Resources Collections materials may be used only in-house. A valid Ball State card is required along with a valid picture ID. See Borrowing Privileges for further details.
Materials maybe renewed two times, by telephone or by using the Online Renewal process. There is the potential for additional renewals by bringing the item back to the Educational Resources Collections circulation counter and requesting renewal. Call 765-285-5340 for assistance.
Overdue materials (except for some Reserve materials) may be renewed, but the user is still responsible for the overdue fines. Circulating materials on hold for another borrower may not be renewed.
Videos and films may be booked by Ball State faculty, staff, and students for specific showing dates. See Video/Film Booking Service for additional information.
Course Reserve Service
Any title in the Educational Resources Collections, as well as personal copies of print or nonprint materials, can be placed on course reserve to assure availability for class assignments. Reserve materials on 2 or 4 hour loan periods may be viewed in house. Call 765-285-5340 for assistance with reserves.
The following materials are on reserve permanently: one copy of each of the Newbery and Caldecott award books, miniature children's books, pop-up and other toy books. Ask at the Educational Resources Collections circulation counter for assistance with these materials.
A hold may be placed on any title in the collection that circulates 7 days or more. Holds may be applied under two different circumstances: 1) an item is available and on the shelf, or 2) an item is charged to another user. If an item is on the shelf, you will be notified by e-mail when it's available, usually within 36 hours. If an item is charged to another user, when it is returned the person at the top of the hold list will be notified of the title's availability. In both situations the title will be held for the requestor for up to seven days. To place either type of hold, complete the Hold/Recall Request Form, ask at the Educational Resources Collections circulation counter for assistance, or call 765-285-5340. Holds do not apply to video and film materials. Please refer to the Video/Film Booking Service to book these materials in advance of use.
Overdue, lost, and damaged materials are subject to the Library Fine and Cost Policy. For further information, call 765-285-5340.
The materials in this collection may be covered by the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Any person who makes an unauthorized copy or adaptation of these materials, or redistributes, publicly performs or displays the materials except as permitted by Title 17 of the United States Code, may be liable for copyright infringement.
As per U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 109, any part of computer software which is copied to the borrower's hard drive or floppy disks must be erased when the program is returned to the library.
Copyright concerns may be addressed in the Ball State University Guidelines for Copyright Compliance, or by contacting the Copyright and Intellectual Property Office at 765-285-5330.