Ensuring a productive study environment

To ensure a quiet and productive study and learning environment for you, we ask that you and all students comply with the following policies:


  • You may not smoke or use mobile phones in the library.
  • We allow light snacks and beverages (non-alcoholic) in covered containers


  • You must register your Mount Ida ID card at the circulation desk in order to borrow materials, including reserves, from the Wadsworth library and Minuteman Library Network (MLN).
  • Materials Borrowed from other MLN libraries are subject to the loaning libraries’ policies.

Circulation of materials

  • Most circulating materials may be borrowed for a three-week period.
  • You may borrow DVDs for one week.
  • Periodicals, reserves and reference books are for in-library use only.
  • Please see a librarian to use non-fiction audiovisual materials.

Overdue or lost materials

  • You will be fined 10 cents per day for each overdue title. The maximum overdue fine is $5.00 per item, unless the item is lost or damaged.
  • Students will be billed for cost of replacement plus a $15.00 processing fee for lost or damaged materials.
  • Unpaid bills and non-returned materials will prevent you from borrowing additional materials from any Minuteman Library, including the Wadsworth Library.
  • If you have large fines or books that are overdue or missing for more than a semester, the fine will be billed through your college account.


The library accepts donations on the consideration of the following issues: storage, cost to select and processes materials; or archival reasons.

  • We shall determine the housing and circulation procedures for all donated items.
  • The library retains the right to dispose of duplicated and other unneeded materials as we wish.
  • Materials not selected will be given to a program for donation.
  • We do not promise to keep material for the life of the college. Materials may be weeded from the collection at the discretion of the library staff based on collection development criteria.
  • We do not promise to notify the patron when the materials are weeded.
  • The donation policy is clearly stated on the donation form.