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Library Services: Checkout & Renew

Checkout Information

Students may check out up to 25 books at a time, up to 3 DVDs at one time, and up to 2 reserve items at one time. 

Faculty and staff may check out as many books or DVDs at one time with the exception of reserves, which are limited to 2 items at one time. 

Public borrowers are limited to no more than 5 items on loan at one time and no more than 3 DVDs at one time. 

Students

Books & Print Materials DVDs Course Reserves
Length of Loan 21 days 3 days 4 hours
Maximum Renewals 2 1 0
Fine Amount $0.20 per day $1.00 per day $0.50 per day

Faculty & Staff

Books & Print Materials DVDs Course Reserves
Length of Loan 120 days 7 days 4 hours
Maximum Renewals 2 2 0
Fine Amount None None None

Public Borrowers & Alumni

  Books & Print Materials DVDs Course Reserves
Length of Loan 21 days 3 days 4 hours
Maximum Renewals 2 1 0
Fine Amount $0.20 per day $1.00 per day $0.50 per day

 

Renew Items

The easiest way to renew items you have checked out is by logging into your account in the online catalog.

To log into your account:

  • Visit the catalog and click "Log In" in the top right corner.
  • Your Library ID is your six-digit student ID. If you haven't logged in before, your PIN will be the last 4 digits of that ID number.

Books and DVDs may be renewed by telephone, through email, in person, or through the online catalog for a period equivalent to that of the original loan, provided the item has not been placed on hold by another patron.

Holds & Recalls

Patrons can place a hold on any item in the online catalog by using the "Place Hold" button. That item will be held at the circulation desk for up to 48 hours. Requests may also be placed by phone.

Occasionally books and other materials may be recalled due to special needs by another patron. Patrons will be notified of a recall by an email message. Items will not be recalled before the original due date unless they are checked out to a faculty member or staff member for the entire term. The maximum loan period for recalled items for faculty and staff is 30 days. When returned, recalled items will be held at the circulation desk for the next patron.

Course Reserves

The library maintains course reserves to make sure heavily used resources are available for students when they need them. Library materials or faculty-owned materials, including books and audiovisual materials, may be placed on reserve. Copyright law does not permit the library to place photocopies of material that is protected by copyright on reserve. Reserve items may be designated strict reserve (3 hour circulation period for use in the library), 1-day, 3-day, or 1-week reserve.

To check out reserve items, visit the circulation desk and ask for them. They are organized by the name of the instructor and the course number.