Services for Alumni and Guests
The Hunt Library welcomes alumni and guests to visit the library. Borrowing privileges are available to all alumni residents and eligible Volusia County residents. Visitors must adhere to Embry-Riddle's Coronavirus Visitor Policy. Computers are available only to Embry-Riddle alumni with an Alumni card, Sodexo and Starbucks employees, or visiting faculty and dignitaries with authorization from the appropriate college dean, and for one hour per day. All patrons are expected to adhere to the Hunt Library Code of Conduct.
Access Services - Circulation Overview
The Access Services Department is located behind the BORROW Desk to the right upon entering the library. Guest patrons may check out most materials for a 14-day period. Loan periods vary by type of material. All patrons are responsible for any materials checked out on their cards and for any fines incurred related to those materials. More information on Overdues, Fines, and Lost Materials.
Lost or stolen cards should be reported to Access Services staff immediately. Contact Access Services at 386-226-6592, email@example.com, or in person.
The Access Services Department will send any notices concerning your library account to the address we have on file for you. Please notify Access Services staff of any address or phone changes.
Hunt Library alumni and guest patrons may check out videos or DVDs for in-house viewing (if a computer is available) by presenting their valid Alumni card and ID or Community Patron card at the BORROW Desk. The checkout period for videos or DVDs is two hours. If a computer is unavailable, the guest patron may return when the library is less busy and a computer may be available.
The Hunt Library bases our Confidentiality Policy on Florida Statute (s 257.261.F.S.0) as it pertains to patron confidentiality and privacy of patron records. Please see the library's Confidentiality Policy for more information.
Alumni may check out circulating items by presenting an Alumni card and photo ID. Alumni cards may be obtained at the Office of Alumni Relations or EAGLEcard office in the Student Center. The Office of Alumni Relations is located on the east side of Clyde Morris Blvd and north of the ROTC building. They can be reached by phone at (386) 226-6919. The entrance to the EAGLEcard Office is at the southeast corner of the building. They may be reached at 386-226-7578. There is no limit to the number of items alumni who reside in Volusia County may check out from the library's collection. As a courtesy, alumni who live outside of Volusia County, but who have a valid Alumni card, may check out up to two items at any one time.
Interlibrary Loan services are available for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumni with the following guidelines:
- Alumni must have a current Alumni card with Alumni status indicated in their Hunt Library circulation record.
- Volusia County alumni may request books and photocopies.
- Alumni that are non-local may request photocopies only.
- Interlibrary Loan service cannot be used to acquire materials owned by the Hunt Library.
Please contact the Interlibrary Loan department for any additional questions regarding Alumni ILL services. Contact ILL at 386-323-8774, or ILL@erau.edu.
Use EAGLEsearch in order to ensure your item is not available within our library. If you have any questions about the availability of material, please contact the Reference Desk: 386-226-6604.
Community residents of Volusia County may obtain a community patron library card by showing proof of residency and filling out an application at the BORROW Desk. Once the application is processed, the card will be mailed to the patron's address. Check-out privileges will begin once the patron has received the card in the mail and signed it. The Community Patron card and a photo ID must be presented at the BORROW Desk on each visit in order to check out items from the library.
Any one of the following will be accepted as proof of residency:
- Volusia County ID / Drivers License with current address
- Current (within two months) bank statement or utility bill showing current address along with photo ID to confirm identity
- Lease of at least six (6) months duration showing address in Volusia county along with photo ID to confirm identity
- Other forms of ID may be acceptable at the discretion of the Associate Director for Access Services
Community Patrons may use the Volusia County Public Library System (volusialibrary.org) to make interlibrary loan requests, as ILL for community patrons is not provided by the Hunt Library.
Patrons from Other Academic Institutions
The Hunt Library has reciprocal borrowing agreements with three area colleges and universities:
- Daytona State College (DSC)
- Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU)
- University of Central Florida (UCF).
To obtain a Community Patron status card from the Hunt Library, students from these institutions must present their valid college ID card and a current photo ID. Borrowing privileges will be activated immediately, and the new patron may check out up to two (2) items. The Community Patron card will be mailed to the patron's stated address to confirm validity. For each subsequent visit, patrons must present their community patron card as well as their institution ID and may have checked out a maximum of two items at any time.
Hunt Library does not provide Interlibrary Loan service to students from other academic institutions.
The Hunt Library is grateful for monetary donations, which we use to purchase new books, journals and electronic library resources as well as furniture and technology for public areas of the library building. For more information on financial contributions, please visit Giving to Embry-Riddle.
The Hunt Library accepts donations of books, magazines, and other library materials. All gifts are evaluated for addition to the collection according to our Collection Management Policy. Materials not added to the collection may be placed in the library's annual book sale. For more information, contact Rebecca Harrington, Head of Collection Management, at (386) 226-7758 or HARRINR6@erau.edu.
The Hunt Library provides limited access to electronic resources that allow in-library use by non-Embry-Riddle affiliates on the Daytona Beach campus. To access these resources you must be in the Hunt Library. Go to the Alumni and Guest Research Databases page for access.
Pending availability, ERAU alumni (with an ERAU Alumni card), Sodexo and Starbucks employees, or visiting professors or dignitaries with authorization from a College Dean, may be logged on to a public computer for one hour per day by a Research Librarian or an Access Services staff member.
Members of the general public, including students from other academic institutions, do not have access to any ERAU computers.
Due to campus construction, visitor parking is subject to change. Please see the University's Parking on Campus page for current information.
Overdues, Fines, and Lost Materials
For most materials, overdue fines accrue at $.50 per day per item and cap at $10.00 per item. However there are exceptions for high-demand items. Recalled items accrue fines at $2.50 per item per day and cap at $50.00. Guest patrons may not place recalls on Hunt Library materials. Reserve materials that are kept past the three-hour check out period accrue fines at $.50 per item per hour or part of an hour and a cap at $50.00.
An overdue notice will be sent two days after the due date. A second notice will be sent as a follow-up reminder ten days after the due date. Twenty days after the due date, the patron will be billed $75.00 for the lost item, and all applicable overdue fines.
Library privileges will be suspended for any Hunt Library Guest patron when one item is overdue or any fines are owed until the item(s) is/are returned and all fines and fees have been paid. Hunt Library Guests must pay fines/fees by personal check or cash in the library at the BORROW Desk.