Circulation Policies

Loan Period
Students may borrow Library materials for 14 days. Faculty and staff loans are due at the end of each term. Items not recalled may be renewed in person or by email for 14 days.

Returns and Overdue Notices
Hedges Library does not charge late fines; however, borrowers are responsible for timely return of library materials. Overdue notices are sent by email to students as a courtesy every Sunday evening at 5pm and every Wednesday morning at 8am.

Lost and Damaged Books
Student accounts will be charged $20 per item if a book is lost or damaged beyond repair. Books are considered lost if they are overdue by 30 days or more. The charge will be waived if the book is returned.

For Additional Information
Please contact Lauren Callihan, 423-267-8506 Ext 358.

library books on a shelf


The Hedges Library is home to more than 28,000 volumes in fiction, non-fiction, and reference categories.