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Welcome to the Steelman Library: Policies

Library Policies

Present your SEU ID card to borrow materials. Most students and faculty will be automatically added. You can request a printed application at the Circulation Desk if you are not already in our system.

  • Students enrolled for the current semester
  • Faculty/Staff members - or their family members (with a "family card")
  • Community borrower - pay a fee of $50 (limited privileges), $20 annual renewal fee
  • Alumni borrower - pay a yearly fee of $20 (limited privileges)

Checkout Periods

  • Two-week checkout: general collection, CDs and most Curriculum Lab books
  • Seven-day checkout: Curriculum Lab textbooks, videos and computer software
  • In-library use only: All reference books, periodicals and two-hour reserve items

Checkout Limits

  • Books — Unlimited
  • CDs — 4 
  • DVDs — 2
  • Curriculum Lab Materials —2
  • Checked-out items should be returned in the bookdrop or at the Circulation Desk,
  • Items NOT checked-out should be left on the carts or study tables. Please do not re-shelve items.
  • Reserve materials must be handed to a library worker, not dropped in the book-drop.

You may renew checked-out items if:

  • They are not overdue
  • They are not on hold by another patron
  • Your borrowing privileges are in good standing

Free Printing

  • SEU IT provides each student with $4.00 weekly printing credit.
  • Use your Fire Card to purchase additional printing.
  • Scan to email is always free.


  • Color printouts cost 20¢ per sheet plus tax.
  • Black & white printouts cost 8¢ per sheet plus tax.


  • 8” x 11” paper: 10¢ per copy plus tax
  • Double-sided: 15¢ per copy plus tax
  • 8” x 14” paper: 10¢ per copy plus tax (Ask for this paper to be loaded for you.)
  • 11” x 17” paper: 20¢ per copy plus tax
  • 11” x 17” paper: 30¢ double-sided plus tax


  • Local: 50¢ per page plus tax
  • Long distance: $1.00 for first page / $.50 for each additional page plus tax
  • International: $3.00 for first page / $.50 for each additional page plus tax
  • All received faxes: 25¢ per page plus tax


Fines will accumulate from the date a book is due until it is renewed, returned, or reported lost. 

If the amount owed is over $20 or there are more than three items overdue on an account, borrowing privileges will be suspended.

Item/Collection Type Fine
Books and Most items 20¢ per day
C-Lab, Reserves, DVD's & Bluerays 50¢ per day
Two-hour Reserves $2 per hour

Lost Books

Books not returned by the last day of the semester and books that are 30 or more days overdue will be presumed lost. Returning a “lost” book will remove the book charge but not the processing charge or the transfer fee.

Replacement costs for lost books include the following charges:

  • $50 default replacement fee
  • $25 default processing fee

Any remaining fines and charges at the end of the semester will be reported to the business office and added to your bill.

Any materials returned after the transfer of records to the business office will be credited to your account, but the fees and fines will remain.

All items are due the final Wednesday of the semester.

Computers are available in the Steelman Library.

  • First come first served, or make a Computer Reservation.
  • Check out a laptop for in-library use up to 2 hours.
  • Save files to H: drive or a USB Flash Drive.
  • Computer use must comply with SEU Computer Use Policy.

The code of conduct outlined in the student handbook also applies to the Steelman Library. Library student assistants are considered officials of the university while on duty at the library. The library’s purpose is to assist in classroom and personal research, support the curriculum and meet the educational and informational needs of our users. Thus, any disruptive behavior may be addressed by library staff.

Specifically, these behaviors are not permitted in the library:

  • Violation of the 
  • Loud conversations, whether in person or via cell phone
  • Running
  • Excessive physical contact between members of the opposite sex
  • Noise at a level that disrupts others who are studying
  • Damage to or unauthorized use of any library property
  • Refusal to comply with clearly stated policies or directives issued by any library staff, including student assistants
  • Refusal to produce ID when requested
  • Other behaviors that are deemed disruptive by library staff
  • Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in action up to loss of all library privileges and/or referral to the Covenant Council.

Steelman Library

Steelman Library, 1000 Longfellow Blvd. Lakeland, Florida 33801 · 863.667.5089