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Returning and Renewing items during COVID-19

Returning items to the duPont-Ball Library during COVID-19 changes.

Renew Items

Renewals
When courses moved online in March and many students left campus, the duPont-Ball Library made changes to its lending policies. The library has been more flexible with the number of renewals students can request and understands that some students may need to keep materials beyond regular loan periods.  

How to Renew

You may also request a renewal via email to libadmin@stetson.edu.

Return Items

Returning items to the library

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary loan (ILL) materials can be returned in the book drop on the library’s front porch. If you are unable to return these items to the book drop, complete this form or contact circdept@stetson.edu to make other arrangements.

Equipment

Do not return equipment in exterior book drop.  Equipment must be returned by scheduling an appointment between 2 pm and 5 pm on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Email libadmin@stetson.edu to set up an appointment. If you are off-campus with equipment, contact libadmin@stetson.edu to make arrangements for its return.

bookdrop in usebookdrop on porchOn Campus

Books, journals, magazines, and musical scores may be returned in the book drop on the library’s front porch.  Items deposited in the drop will usually be checked in within 48 hours. Delays may occur based on staffing schedules.

Off Campus 

Books, journals, magazines, and musical scores can be shipped back through the mail. Media Mail, through the U.S. Postal Service is a cost-effective way to ship these items back to the library. Please pack items securely with adequate packing material to keep the contents from shifting. Single or smaller items may be returned in a padded envelope.

Our mailing address is:

Circulation Department, Unit 8418
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723



stack of booksBy using the Media Mail Service by the USPS, educational items may be shipped back to the University at a relatively low cost. The service does take a bit more time to reach its destination, but with tracking you will be able to ensure that these items are on their way and reach the library. The service is available for shipping educational and research items. 

Media Mail shipping rates are significantly lower than other mailing options through USPS. A stack of 8 books weighs about 11 lbs. The cost for Media Mail Services is $8.14 shipped to/from Miami, Florida, central Alabama or San Diego, California.

Fines and Fees

Fines and Fees
As always, the library does not charge overdue fines for borrowed items kept after the due date but does bill for the replacement cost of items that are long overdue. Typically, long overdue items are no longer eligible for renewal and must be returned immediately.  We understand that with the rapid transition to online classes, you may have forgotten to renew or return your items. If you have already been issued a bill for a long overdue item, contact libadmin@stetson.edu for assistance in clearing the bill and making arrangements for its return at a later date. 


We are happy to work with all members of the duPont-Ball Library and Stetson community; we ask that you reach out to us or reply to our inquiries.  We are happy that we can support your academic needs during this time and we will continue to ensure that resources are available for future use.

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Call or text 386-747-9028.