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Library Lending Policies


Library Fines 

  • The overdue fine for regular circulating materials is 50 cents per day.  There is a 3-day grace period in which materials may be returned and no fine will be charged
  • The overdue fine for Reserves is 50 cents per hour
  • The overdue fine for Interlibrary Loan materials is $1.00 per day

Loan Periods

  • Regular Loan Period for Print Books, Music Scores, Music CD's, DVD's:  28 days
  • Interlibrary Loan:  Varies by Vendor
  • Reserves:  Varies by Professor

Lost or Damaged Materials

  • Patrons will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $25 processing for materials that are lost or damaged

Overdue Notices

  • Overdue notices are sent by email as a courtesy when materials are overdue.  Borrowers are responsible for returning or renewing materials on time whether or not a notice has been received.


  • Materials will be renewed for an additional loan period if a hold has not been placed on that item.  Renewals may be made in person, via telephone, or via email.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • The loan period for Interlibrary Loan Materials is set by the lending library and is typically 3-4 weeks.  The Tabor College Librarian makes every effort to provide ILL materials free of charge to those making an Interlibrary Loan request but at times there may be a requested charge by the lending library.  Patrons will be notified in advance if a charge has been requested and may either accept the charge or reject the request.  
  • Most libraries will not ordinarily lend the following types of material:
    1. Rare or valuable materials
    2. Bulky or fragile materials that are difficult or expensive to ship
    3. Materials in high demand at the supplying library
    4. Materials with local circulation restrictions
    5. Unique materials that would be difficult or impossible to replace


Library Services



  • Reserve items  may be checked out at the front desk.  Reserves are placed on the Circulation Desk shelves and are arranged by the Professor's Last Name.  Reserve materials, their checkout periods and availability may be searched by clicking here.  


  • A laminator is available for use with Staff Assistance.  
  • Cost for Tabor Community:  25 cents per page for 8 X 11, 50 cents per page for 8 X 14 and one dollar for 11 X 17
  • Cost for Community Patrons: $1.00 per page regardless of size up to 11 x 17

Library Instruction

  • Library Instruction is available for individual instruction and research assistance.  Contact the librarian at the circulation desk for assistance.
  • Bibliographic Instruction is available for classes at the request of faculty by contacting the Director of Library Services via email or phone (ext. 1010).  Please give as much advance notice as possible.

Library Hours and Contact Information



Library Hours - Spring Semester 2024

Sunday 2PM - 11:00PM
Monday thru Thursday 7:30AM - 9:00PM
Friday 7:30 - 5:00PM
Saturday 2:00PM - 5:00PM


Contact Information

Janet L. Williams
Reference Librarian and Director of Library Services
620-947-3121, ext. 1202

Tabor College Library 400 S. Jefferson Street, Hillsboro, KS 67063 620-947-3121, ext. 1201