★What happens when materials become overdue or have borrowing restrictions?

If you do not return library materials even after their due dates have passed, borrowing is restricted on your account until you return the materials whose due dates have passed. Meanwhile, with materials overdue or penalties incurred, the account cannot reserve or renew any of the library materials.
Be sure to return all materials within their borrowing period.

  • Cancellation of a borrowing restriction takes effect on OPAC at about 6:00 a.m. on the cancellation date.
    If you are a user whose borrowing is restricted but you want to renew or reserve different materials currently checked out from the same library/room, do so after 6:00 a.m. on the borrowing restriction cancellation date.
  • Libraries/rooms have book drops. Any materials returned after hours to the book drop of a library are basically considered returned on the previous business day with the return processed on the next business day.
  • Library/room use privileges may be suspended for long overdue accounts.
  • Overdue materials and materials with penalties incurred at a library/room can be borrowed from another library/room. They can also be reserved and renewed from OPAC.
  • Even if your account still had overdue materials and a borrowing restriction, you could apply from OPAC to copy a book (get a copy from another library) and borrow a book (back-order the actual book). You could also make a library purchase request (* Being prepared).