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Goshen College Students, Faculty and Staff

(Community members -- please see Community Library Cards)

Materials may be checked out with a valid GC picture ID or a valid library card. Check out times and renewal options are as follows:

Books, Curriculum

60 days, one 30 day renewal

120 days (faculty), one 30 day renewal

Board Games, Videos, and DVDs 30 days, one 30 day renewal
Bluetooth keyboard 1 week, no renewals
Audio/electronic media (CDs, tapes) 30 days, one 30 day renewal
Reserves 3 hour checkout, one renewal (in person)
Audio headphones, chargers, battery pack 3 hour checkout, one renewal (in person)
Think Tank/Study Rooms/Stairs' End 3 hour checkout, one renewal (in person)
Chromebooks 30 days, no renewals
Kill-a-watt 1 week checkout, no renewals
Periodicals may be used in the library only
Reference books may be used in the library only

Materials may be recalled if they are needed by faculty for a class.

To see which materials you have checked out, view your holds, or to see your fines, you may contact the circulation desk (574-535-7427 or or login to your account by clicking here.

*For students, staff, and faculty your login and password should be the same as your GC login or password.

*For community members, please call the library if you have any questions about your account.



Overdue Fine Policy


The Good Library no longer charges fines for any item. However, once an item is considered long overdue (see policy below), the patron will be responsible for a fee to cover the cost of a replacement.

Recalled Items

Recalled items are items specifically requested by another patron. Most of the time the library does not recall items before their due date. The major exception to this rule is when a teaching faculty member needs the material for a class. Recalled items become Long Overdue 1 week after the recall has been sent out.

Long Overdue items

All items that are overdue by 45 days are considered long overdue. Patrons with long overdue item(s) will be charged to their Goshen College account for what it cost the library to replace the item(s). These fees cannot be removed from the GC account. Overdue fines associated with the item are removed from the library system. Since items that are long overdue are replaced, patrons may keep the original item.

Lost Item Policy

Patrons with items on loan which they believe were already returned or are possibly lost should immediately notify the circulation manager (535-7427 or

The circulation manager will extend the due date until Reading Day of the current semester so that the patron has time to search thoroughly for the item. During this time, library staff will also search thoroughly in the library building.

If an item is not found by Reading Day of the current semester, it will be declared "lost."

When an item is declared “lost,” the circulation manager will cancel any overdue fines for the item. For lost books, the patron owes the library the current list price of each item that will be charged to the patron's Goshen College account. These fees cannot be removed.