Answered By: Margaret Burri
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017     Views: 620

This plan is a way for libraries to rent popular fiction and non-fiction books as well as DVDs with the option of keeping them permanently or sending them back to the company. For more information, see the FAQ below.

Where are they shelved?
The Current Fiction, Non-Fiction and DVD Collection is located on M-level of MSEL in the Lobby (next to the soft/comfortable seating).

What is the circulation period?
McNaughton books circulate for two weeks, and McNaughton DVDs circulate for one week. Both books and DVDs allow for one renewal. They are not available for holds, recalls or requests.

How many books/DVDs may I check out at one time?
You can check out up to five DVDs and five books at a time.

What happens if the items are returned late?
The overdue fine for McNaughton books is $1.00 per day per item and $3.00 per day per item for McNaughton DVDs. 

How are they arranged on the shelves?
We arrange the books by the author's last name and the DVDs by title. But since this is a browsing collection, the items may not remain in alphabetical order. 

How can I tell that a book or DVD is from the McNaughton Collection?

  • Books: there is a light green stripe at the bottom of the spine, the dust jackets are left on the books, and there are no JHU call numbers appear on the spine of the books.
  • DVDs: there is a light green stripe across the top and bottom of the DVD cover, and the spine is also green.

What happens to the items if we keep them?
Books added to the collection will be assigned a call number then will go to the off-site shelving facility, aka the Libraries Services Center, or Eisenhower Stacks. DVDs will be added to the Eisenhower AV Collection.

This collection of materials is made possible through the generous funding of Charlton G.C. Friedberg, a member of The Friends of the Libraries.


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