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Haggerty Library & Learning Commons Policies

ID cards—A valid Mount Mary University ID card (or a valid ID card from a SWITCH group library) must be presented at each “check-out” transaction. No exceptions. Library privileges are not transferable. To receive a Mount Mary University Student ID/library card, please complete the ID Card application at Public Safety.

Loan duration and renewal
--Loans for library items vary by item. In general items are loaned for 28 days, with shorter loans at the end of terms. Audiovisual items are loaned for 7 days; iPads have a 24-hour checkout; items from other SWITCH Libraries (DVDs, VHS videos, CDs) may have shorter loan periods. Past Periodicals have a 2-week checkout.

Circulating items (except Reserve items) may be renewed if there is no "Hold" on the item. Renewals may be done at, by phone at 414-930-3395 (through 3:00 p.m. weekdays) or 414-930-3056, or in person at the Learning Commons desk (main floor) or Circulation desk (2nd floor).

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials are often eligible for renewal. Email the ILL librarian at or Alumni can request via ILL, but are subject to any charges Haggerty Library incurs from lending libraries.

Reserve items check out for 2-hours, 1-day, 3-day, and 7-day loan periods. Two-hour reserve items are for "In-Library Use" only.

Overdue charges—Patrons are responsible for items checked out in their name, payment of overdue charges, and replacement fees of lost items as noted in the Mount Mary University Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF).

According to the bulletin, “A student who is delinquent in tuition/fee payments (including parking fees and library fines) is not entitled to grades, credits, transcripts or participation in graduation exercises.”

Overdue notices are sent to a patron's email address or home address. Failure to receive a notice does not alter responsibility to return items nor exempt patrons from overdue penalties.

  • Books: $50.00 replacement fee
  • Audiovisual items and Past Periodicals: $1.00 per day per item
  • iPads: $10.00 per day; $670.00 replacement fee

Fines are collected after the 4th day, when a $65.00 replacement fee AND a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee are charged. Replacement fees are waived if items are returned.

Environment and quiet zone—Haggerty Library and Learning Commons is a place for study and collaboration. The Learning Commons may be somewhat noisy; however, a quiet study space is located on the 2nd floor.

For more about library study spaces, please see the Library Survival Guide.

Please be considerate of others and keep conversation to a minimum, except in Study Rooms. Set phones to vibrate or to silent while in the library. Leave the library if you receive a cell phone call; when you leave the library to make or take a call, take your belongings with you.

Haggerty Library is not responsible for the loss of personal items.

Drinks with lids and snacks are allowed in the library. Messy foods and tobacco products are not.

HoursView library hours online, or see library hours posted at the library entrances and on campus bulletin boards.