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Everything you need to know to make the most of the Library at Watkins
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Who can use the Library

Watkins Library materials are available for checkout to:

Watkins Students, Faculty, Adjuncts. Watkins Alumni may check out materials just as students do at this time with proper identification.* Fisk Students and Watkins enrolled Belmont students with ID may check out library items. 

* In 2013 we will introduce and annual fee for alumni for checkout privileges. Community Education instructors may check out materials, but not students.


    Faculty checkout

    We ask that Faculty check out all materials they use outside of the Library.  This helps us keep track of books and DVDs. 

    Normally, Faculty can keep materials for the semester, subject for demand from other users. 

    If you wish to ensure that material is available for use in a specific class period, you can check the item out and return it after use. 

    If you want to ensure that scarce materials are available for your students to use, place the item on Course Reserve.  Submit a Course Reserve form for each class and choose if items are for in-library use only, one day, or three day checkout.  All course reserves are cleared at the end of the semester.


      Student checkout

      Students may check out;

      Up to 10 Books for a period of 3 weeks;

      Up to 3 DVDs for a period of 1 week.

      Fines after the check out period: fines of 10 cents per day for books and $1.00 per day for DVDs will be applied to each item.

      Renew Circulating items may be renewed up to 4 times if they are not requested by another patron. To renew contact a librarian via email or phone (615-277-7427), or just come by the Library to renew items by the due date. You do not have to have the item with you to renew.  Failure to return library materials in a timely fashion or to pay fines of $20 dollars or more will result in the suspension of borrowing privileges.

      Reminders regarding unreturned items will be sent regularly via email. Four weeks after the due date, unreturned materials will be considered “lost” and you will be billed for the cost of replacements.


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