library circulation policies

Circulation Policies

Library Cards

  • Lawrence Tech students, faculty and staff may borrow materials
  • You may check out an unlimited amount of material
  • Guests and Alumni may obtain a library card with proper identification. 
  • A total of three (3) items for guests and five (5) for alumni may be checked out at any time.

Loan Periods

  • General collection:  21 days
  • Reference: library use only
  • Reserves: variable (mainly library use only)
  • Journals/Newspapers: library use only

Overdue & Lost Item Fees*

  • Books: $.10/day
  • Melcat books: $.10/day
  • Reserve items: $1.00/day
  • ILL books: $1.00/day
  • Lost books: Price of book + Processing fee

*Borrowing privileges will be suspended on delinquent accounts

My Account
Students, faculty and staff can view their library account from the online catalog to view current check-outs, fines, and requests.

  • Go to the Library Catalog (TechCat+)
  • Click on “My Account” in the upper right corner
  • Use your Banner ID as the username, create your own password
  • to log in...
  • Enter your Username
  • Enter your password you created
  • Verify your address and contact information
  • Review current checkouts, fines, holds, renew if desired


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