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Vogel Library's Mission and Policies

Loans and Fees

Vogel Library's primary clients are students, faculty and staff at Wartburg College. In addition, we serve library patrons of Iowa through the Open Access program which entitles public library users to borrow materials from participating libraries in Iowa.

Wartburg Students, Faculty & Staff

Your Wartburg College photo identification card serves as your library card. We ask that you have your card with you to borrow materials from the library. You will be held responsible for all materials borrowed using your card.

Community & Public Library Patrons

By presenting your public library card or Iowa identification, you are entitled to receive a borrower's card from Vogel Library. Public patrons may check out materials from the library and may use resources in-house. However, Vogel Library does not provide public patrons inter-library loan services, reserve materials, tech items, world instruments, or remote access to electronic resources; patrons are encouraged to seek these services at their local public library. These policies also apply to Eisenach residents.

Loan Periods

  • Books, Periodicals, Musical Scores, Puzzles, CDs:
    • 1 academic year (faculty/staff)
    • 1 semester (students)
    • 28 days (community patrons)
  • DVDs, Instruments:
    • 1 week (all patrons)
  • Equipment:
    • 6 hours, 24 hours, or one week (faculty, staff and students)
  • Games (Indoor and Outdoor):
    • 24 hours (faculty, staff and students)
  • Bicycles:
    • 4 hours (faculty, staff, and students)

Extended Loans

Extended loans for library materials will be made on a case-by-case basis. To request extended loans for equipment please fill out the Reserve Equipment Form at least two business days in advance of when it will be needed. 


Books, Periodicals, Scores, CDs, and DVDs can be placed on hold for pick up at the 2nd floor circulation desk.  If the item is not picked up after two weeks, the item will be taken off of hold and reshelved.  Tech items, Makerspace items, course reserves, bikes, and equipment such as camp chairs cannot be placed on hold, and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Late Materials

When an item is not returned by the due date, late notices are sent alerting patrons to the fines and fees accrued.

Fine Schedule for Late Material (not to exceed $10 per day)

  • Books, DVD's, Puzzles, Scores, etc. $.50/day
  • Laptops, Bagged Tech, Games (indoor and outdoor), and Bikes: $1.00/hour
  • Reserves: (4 and 24 Hour): $1.00/hour

Three weeks after the due date of the item, the unreturned item will be counted as lost. Late fines still apply in addition to the Lost and processing fees listed.


Renewals may be made:

  • In person at the library by bringing the item
  • Online through "My Library Account" on the library webpage
  • By telephone: 319-352-8500

Books, musical scores, DVD's, CD's, curriculum and youth collections may be renewed once.

Bicycles and equipment may not be renewed.

Lost and Damaged Materials

Material that is counted as lost or damaged is assessed a fee equal to the replacement cost of the item. If the replacement cost cannot be determined, a minimum $20 fee will be assessed.

Return is defined as returning the item in its original form; note that the late fines still apply.

For material marked as lost, the replacement fee will be waived if the item is returned within two months of the lost notification. However, the borrower is still responsible for payment of late fees. These charges must be paid in order to continue circulation privileges and/or to receive transcripts from the college after graduation.


Patrons may check out any number of Books, Curriculum, Journals, Games, Puzzles, CDs, DVDs, BluRay Discs, and World instruments.

Equipment Limits

  • Bikes, Laptops, Chargers, Headphones, Cameras, Projectors, Calculators, Office supplies, etc.: 
    • One of each per student, faculty, or staff member.
    • Community members, TRAC patrons and others not associated with Wartburg are not allowed to check out equipment.

Vogel Library, Wartburg College   |   100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 |   Phone: 319-352-8500   | Email: