Library fees waived for winter semester

Head of Access Services Thomas Zantow says students can keep library books until the end of the semester without incurring fees.

The question arose after SVSU switched to online learning for the rest of the semester, and the Zahnow Library closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Several resident students returned home, bringing their Zahnow Library books with them.

Those still needing their books may return them past their due dates without late fees. Those wanting to return them can put the books in the D parking lot book return or mail the books back to the library.

“Please use book rate to show some mercy to your wallet,” Zantow said in an email. “We are still working out how we will interact with the campus mailroom at this time. Yet if the books are there, they are not getting lost in your home.”

A statement on the Zahnow Library website also says students can drop books off at any MEL-affiliated library. MEL, the Michigan eLibrary, is an interloan system allowing anyone with a library card from a MEL library to check out books from other MEL libraries. A list of MEL libraries can be accessed here.

Further updates are available on The Zanhow COVID-19 resource page.

Kaitlyn Farley

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