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Student Use of Library Resources

Library resources, including books, periodicals, media, software, equipment, and study space are available to students for use in the library. A barcoded Wesleyan I.D. is needed for all library circulation transactions.  Students may borrow library materials under the following loan rules:

Circulating Materials

  • Circulating materials are loaned for three weeks.
  • Items may be borrowed over breaks and during summer if requested.  
  • Items may be renewed if no other patrons have requested them.
  • Students may borrow up to fifty circulating items at one time.
  • The overdue fine for circulating items is $0.25 per day.

Reference Materials

  • Reference books are for use in the library only.
  • Students needing to remove reference materials from the library may request permission from the reference librarian.


  • Periodicals are for use in the library only.
  • I.D. is required for use of periodical back issues.

DVDs & VHS Recordings

  • DVDs and VHS Tapes are loaned for three days.
  • Students may borrow up to three DVDs and/or VHS tapes at one time.
  • The overdue fine for DVDs and VHS tapes is $.25 per day.

Teachers' Collection/Curriculum Lab

  • Teachers Collection items are loaned for seven days.
  • The overdue fine for Teachers Collection items is $0.25 per day.

Reserve Materials

  • Reserve items have variable check-out times based on the instructions of the professor.
  • Items will have a label on the front indicating either 1 hour, 3 hour, 1 day, or 3 day check out time period.
  • Hourly reserves (1 & 3 hour) may not be taken out of the library.
  • The overdue fine for hourly reserves (1 & 3 hour) is $1.00 per hour.
  • The overdue fine for daily reserves (1 & 3 day) is $10.00 per day.

Overdue Materials

Borrowing privileges are revoked for students with lost items or who have more than $50.00 in overdue fines. Items overdue by more than sixty days are assumed lost and the student is billed replacement cost for the items plus a processing and billing fee.

Contact Us

E-mail general inquiries and reference requests to:
Circulation Desk: 304.473.8013

Staff Directory 

Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library
59 College Ave.
Buckhannon, WV 26201