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Gary Strong Curriculum Center - College of Education, Health and Human Sciences: Curriculum Center Policies

IMTC Policies

The IMTC requires a Vandal Card to check out materials to UI affiliates. Local patrons residing in the Palouse area who are not affiliated with the University and patrons of Summit member libraries may be issued a guest card to check out materials.

IMTC circulation periods are as follows for all patrons: 


Checkout length


Renewals Allowed

6 weeks

Regular IMTC materials including all print curriculum, children’s literature, special collections, and the North Idaho Regional Special Education Library

Renewals by arrangement

1 week


Renewals by arrangement

3 days

Counseling and special education assessments

Renewals by arrangement

3 days

All media equipment

Renewals by arrangement

In library use only

Some reference and reserve materials, as well as electronic curriculum items


6 weeks

All materials requested through Summit

No Renewals



Fines are $0.30 a day up to a maximum of $10.50 per book. Lost books have a replacement fee charged for the book and a $10.00 processing fee. 

The library user is responsible for returning library materials on or before the due date. As a courtesy, the IMTC sends overdue notices via current and functioning email addresses. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not release an individual from the obligation to return materials on or before the due date, or to pay fees incurred due to non-return. 

Requests and Returns
Materials housed in the IMTC can be requested through the UI Libraries online catalog for delivery to the main library, the Women's Center Library, or the UI Law Library. Summit patrons may also check materials out directly from the IMTC or request them through their own library's catalog to be sent via Summit courrier.  Items may be returned to any Summit library.

Faculty may place print materials on reserve in the IMTC. Materials for reserve may be faculty owned, materials from the IMTC collection, or the main library collection. Materials from the ITMC collection will be removed from reserve after the semester of use. It is recommended that faculty use the UI Libraries electronic reserve service (Janet Allen, 885-6459) if they have articles or books chapters to be placed on reserve.

Media Equipment
Media items located in the Instructional Materials and Technology Center (IMTC) are available for free check out to College of Education faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider university community. Most items checkout overnight, but may also be checked out to accommodate individual need. Making advance reservations to use media items is recommended. Reservations will be adhered to, except in the case of a shortage of the reserved item and a scheduling conflict, in which case faculty needs will be given preference.

Exceptions to media checkout privileges are: 1) media carts will be for College of Education faculty and staff checkout only, 2) extended checkout (beyond overnight) of computers, projectors, digital cameras, and document cameras will be offered on a regular basis to faculty and graduate students only; undergraduate students will be encouraged to use media services for extended borrowing, and will be accommodated only in the case of extenuating circumstances.

Students must show a picture ID to check out media items.  Replacement of the item is required if it is not returned, or if it is returned damaged.

Use of all media equipment must be in accordance with the State of Idaho and University of Idaho computer use policy available at the UI Information Technology Web site.

Food and Drink
Food and drink are allowed in the IMTC under the assumption that patrons will clean up after themselves and will use caution and respect in regards to computer equipment, the general facilities and fellow patrons. 

Cell Phones
All patrons are asked to take and make cell phone calls outside the IMTC. An exception can be afforded if a patron is in contact with technical support and needs to remain at a computer terminal. 

Return and Pick-up Info

If you aren't able to visit us during our open hours, you may use the catalog to request books be sent to the Main Library for pick-up. You may also return books to the main library anytime on or before your due date. Main Library Hours.