Hours and General Information

Beeghly Library Hours

Regular Library Hours (hours during academic year)
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 9 PM
Friday  9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 1 PM
Sunday 5 PM - 9 PM

Contact Information

Front Desk (419) 448-2104
Instructional Resource Center (IRC) (419) 448-2136
Interlibrary Loan (419) 448-2108
Library Director (419) 448-2106
Acquisitions (419) 448-2098
University Archives (419) 448-2087
Email library@heidelberg.edu

Circulation Policies

A Heidelberg ID card or a Beeghly Library patron card is necessary for materials to be checked out. Area residents may use the library by purchasing a Community Card; adults $5, students $2. Community members under 18-years-old must be with a parent to sign up for a card.

Loan Periods & Fines

Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Fines
Books 21 days 6 $.50/day
Periodicals Library use only N/A N/A
Government documents 21 days 6 $.50/day
CDs & records 21 days 6 $.50/day
DVDs & videos 7 days none $.50/day
OhioLINK books 21 days 6 $.50/day
OhioLINK media* 7 days none $.50/day
*videos, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs
Reserve items set by professor none $.50/hour
Laptops 2 hours inside library 4 $.50/hour
Headphones and computer cables 2 hours inside library 4 $.50/hour

Borrowing Privileges

  • Undergraduate students may borrow a total of 50 items at a time. Graduate students, faculty, and staff may borrow up to 200 items.
  • Community patrons may borrow up to 5 items at a time. All materials are subject to a 24-hour recall if needed by someone in the Heidelberg community.
  • Community patrons may use the library computers to do research using the library catalog, databases, and government resources.


  • Items may be renewed online, by calling the library, 419-448-2104, or by bringing the item in. To renew online, click on My Account.
  • Renewals can only be made within 7 days of the item’s due date. Renewals made after the item is overdue will have the amount of the fine added to the patron record.
  • ​Renewals will be denied if a hold has been placed on an item.

Fines and Overdue Materials

  • A fine of $10 or more on a patron’s record will block their account and prevent them from borrowing items or requesting items from OhioLINK.
  • There is a 7 day grace period for items that circulate 21 days. Fines for items returned after that period will start from the original due date.
  • Materials not returned within 30 days after the due date are considered lost and the patron will be charged a replacement fee of $125. The fine is reduced to $50 when the item is returned.
  • All fines may be paid in the library. Unpaid fines are periodically sent to the Business Office and must be paid there.


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