Services for Alumni and Guests

Guests, including alumni, community patrons, visiting faculty or dignitaries with authorization from the appropriate college dean, and students from local universities, are welcome to visit the Hunt Library. Guests, as listed above, are visitors to the Hunt Library who are not actively affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Borrowing privileges are available to all guests with certain guidelines that are detailed below.

What All Guests Need to Know

The Access Services Department is located behind the BORROW Desk to the right upon entering the library.

To check out materials, guests must come to the library in person and present their physical or virtual alumni card or Community Patron card as well as a photo ID.

Guest patrons may check out most materials for a 14-day period and are allowed one 14-day renewal if the item has not been requested by another patron. After the renewal, all items must be returned to the library and are not eligible for check out again for two weeks. This allows other patrons, particularly ERAU students, access to the materials. 

Loan periods vary by type of material. Guests 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.

Guests are asked to bring borrowed materials to the library in person for renewals. Renewals by telephone are at the discretion of library staff. Online renewals are not available.

Guest patrons may not place Recalls on Hunt Library materials.

Lost or stolen cards should be reported to Access Services staff immediately. Contact Access Services at 386-226-6592, dbcirc@erau.edu, or in person.

The Access Services Department will send notices concerning a guest patron’s library account to the email address on file. Please notify Access Services staff of any address or phone changes.

All guests must adhere to Embry-Riddle's Coronavirus Visitor Policy as well as to the Hunt Library Code of Conduct.

Computer Use / Electronic Resources / Videos

Computers

Computers, if available, may be used by Embry-Riddle alumni with a physical or virtual Alumni card, and visiting faculty and dignitaries with authorization from the appropriate college dean, for one hour per day. Library staff will determine availability and facilitate log in.

Contract employees affiliated with the university (WFF, Sodexo and Starbucks employees) may also use a computer if available, with the same time limits and restrictions detailed above.

Electronic Resources

The Hunt Library provides limited access to electronic resources that allow in-library use by alumni, contract employees, and visiting faculty on the Daytona Beach campus. To access these resources, guests must be in the Hunt Library and be logged into a computer by library staff. Guests may then go to the Alumni and Guest Research Databases page for access. A small number of databases are open access and are available from off-campus.

Videos

If the library is not busy and a computer is available, alumni and visiting faculty may check out videos for two hour in-house viewing by presenting their valid Alumni card and ID or appropriate ID at the BORROW Desk.

Community patrons and students from local universities do not have computer privileges, or access to research databases, or to videos at the Hunt Library.

Alumni

Alumni may check out circulating items by presenting either a physical or virtual alumni card and photo ID. Alumni cards may be obtained online at the Office of Alumni Engagement website.

The Office of Alumni Engagement 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.

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.

Community Patrons

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 / Driver 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 do not have ILL privileges at the Hunt Library. Community Patrons may use the Volusia County Public Library (volusialibrary.org) to make interlibrary loan requests.

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).

Guests from these local institutions may obtain a Community Patron card from the Hunt Library by presenting 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 then 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 a maximum of two items checked out on their account at any time.

Hunt Library does not provide Interlibrary Loan service to students from other academic institutions.

Overdues, Fines, and Lost Materials

Fines are assessed only on high-demand items such as Recalled items or Reserves.  Recalled items accrue fines at $2.50 per item per day and cap at $50.00. 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.

Some Lost items will be assessed and billed for the full replacement value if the library determines they are out of print or difficult to replace.

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 (exact change only) in the library at the BORROW Desk.

The library does not sell its materials. Items are selected based on curricular needs and to balance and deepen the scope of the collection.

Confidentiality

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.

Donations of Print Materials

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the Hunt Library is not accepting donations of any kind, including donations of books, magazines, or other print materials. For more information, contact Rebecca Harrington, Head of Collection Management, at (386) 226-7758 or Rebecca.Harrington@erau.edu.

Monetary Donations

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.

Visitor Parking

Due to campus construction, visitor parking is subject to change. Please see the University's Parking on Campus page for current information.

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