UA Health Sciences Library Service Charges

Effective January 1, 2011

Service CCHS Faculty & Staff (not adjunct) CCHS Residents & Medical Students UA Faculty, Staff & Students DCH & Northport Med. Ctr. Personnel & Medical Staff All Others

Photocopying by HSL Staff

N/A

N/A

$5.00 per article

$5.00 per article

$10.00 per article

Copying*

ACT Card
or
.10 per page

ACT Card
Or
.10 per page

ACT Card
Or
.10 per page

.10
per
page

.10
per
page

Printing

N/A

N/A

.05
Per
Page

.05
Per
Page

.05
Per
Page

Interlibrary Loan

$5.00 per item

$5.00 per item

$10.00 per item

$10.00 per item

$20.00 per item

Mediated Online Searching (performed by librarian or staff member)

No Charge

No Charge

$15.00 per database or web search

$15.00 per database or web search

$20.00 per database or web search

Library Check Out Privileges

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

No Charge

$25.00

Faxing

No Charge

No Charge

No Service

No Service

No Service

Circulation

Borrowers: All members of the university community with a valid ID card have borrowing privileges.  Alumni of the CCHS have full borrowing privileges. Other alumni of the university and members of the community may use resources in the Library.

Loan Period: Periodicals do not circulate. Monographs and audiovisuals circulate for 30 days. Reserve material may  either circulate for 7 days or may be restricted to in-library use.

Renewals: are not accepted by telephone. To renew, books must be brought to the library, or renewed online through “My Accounts” through the UA Libraries.

Returns: must be made to the Health Sciences Library, not to one of the other UA System Libraries.

Course Reserve Material

University faculty may request course related library material to be placed in the reserve collection, located at Circulation.  To borrow an item, students need to consult the Health Sciences Library Reserve List, a listing of all reserve material by Course Number/Instructor to obtain a call number, required by the circulation staff to locate and circulate the item.  Reserve material may either circulate for 7 days or may be restricted to in-library use. There are no renewals permitted for reserve material.

Fines/Lost Book Penalties

Overdue Fines are  $ .25 per day up to a maximum of $5.00.

Overdue fines for reserve material are  $.50 per day.

Replacement costs for lost or damaged material is $100.00 per item.

Photocopy Service

There are two self service photocopy machines available in the glass enclosed area adjacent to the library’s front door.

Photocopy charge is $.10 per page.

The copier accepts ACT Card transactions and is also coin operated.  For users’ convenience the copier also scans to email without fee.

For photocopying done by HSL staff, there is a $5.00 charge for UA and DCH related patrons and a $10.00 for all others.

Interlibrary Loan

Items not available in the Health Sciences Library may be ordered from another library (excluding local libraries). The following charges per item apply:

Permanent CCHS Faculty & Professional Staff $5.00
CCHS Residents & Medical Students $5.00
DCH Personnel $10.00
Health Professionals $10.00
University Community $10.00
Other Library Patrons $20.00

Adjunct Faculty should request funding from their department for teaching expenses.

Members of CCHS may E-mail ILL requests to sglenn@cchs.ua.edu

Reference Service

Computer-based searches may be completed by professional staff.  Professional staff have access to more than 300 specialized databases, including Medline. This is a free service for members of CCHS.

Reference staff are available to assist you with your informational needs  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:45 pm. At all times, the Circulation Staff may provide  some informational assistance.

Reference consultation by appointment is available. Call (205) 348-1364. Members of CCHS may request an office visit by appointment for information consultation or instruction.

Fee-Based Computer Searches

Library professional staff can complete computer database searches for library patrons, who are not members of CCHS.  Charges may apply. Contact Reference Services at (205) 348-1364.

Library Orientation

Faculty may arrange an orientation to the Library,  library services and database searching for specific groups of students.  These may be held in the library or in a classroom location.  Contact Reference (205) 348-1364 for bookings.

Bibliographic Instruction

Instructional sessions are offered on the following topics:

  • Health Resources on the Web
  • Searching PubMed

Please call Reference at (205) 348-1364 to schedule an appointment.