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Circulation Services: VTC

Who can checkout what, for how long, and how much are fines?


Have a question about checking out books?

Contact the Circulation Desk at

(757) 594-7133  or

Library Card

 Faculty, Staff, and Students at area colleges in the Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) are issued Community Patron library cards.  The $25 annual fee is waived for VTC cardholders.  In order to obtain a library card, VTC cardholders must present  (1) a valid Virginia driver’s license or ID card (or a military ID along with verification of address, (2) a valid VTC borrower card (issued by their campus library), and (3) a valid campus ID from their institution.

Library borrowing privileges to VTC card holders are limited and do not include remote access to the Library’s electronic resources or Interlibrary Loan privileges. VTC card holders must be in the library in order to access Library databases.

More information about the VTC program and the member institutions can be found at

Loan Periods, Limits, & Fines

Community Patrons, CNU Alumni, and VTC Members
Note: Maximum number of items checked out at a time is 5.

Type of Material Loan Period Maximum Renewals
Per Item
Fines Per Item
Circulating Books 30 days 2 No overdue fines
Media (DVDs & BluRays) 7 days 1 $1.00 per day


• Circulating Books refers to our normally circulating books in the General Collection, New Books, Browsing, Oversize, Learning Resources, Juvenile, Vogan, Bruce Cole, Dorothy Rouse-Bottom, Mackenzie and Storage locations.

User Agreement

Upon registering as a community patron, patrons read and agree to the statement below:
It is your responsibility to notify the Library of any address changes.  All library materials must be returned or
renewed by their due date.  All materials are subject to recall and must be returned upon notification.  PATRONS
Failure to return books or pay fines will result in our sending debt information to a collection agency.
Community Patron library cards must be presented in order to check out materials.  Library cards are not
transferable and may only be used by the person to whom they are issued.

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