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FAQs for check out

Can I renew my book?

Any patron may renew any circulating book once, provided that a hold has not been put on that book by another patron and provided that the book is not more than five days overdue. Renewal loan period is the same as initial loan period. Depending on demand, most fourteen-day loan materials can be renewed once. Two hour and three-day loan reserves cannot be renewed.

You can renew through the catalog. Click the My Account button to log-in and renew your book (detailed instructions are here).


Can I take out things like journals and reference books?

Indexes: do not circulate.
Pamphlets: do not circulate.
Periodicals: journals and newspapers on paper do not circulate.
Reference books: do not circulate.


How many books can I check out?

Patrons may borrow a maximum of five circulating books at a time. Patrons may borrow only one Reserve book or two Reserve articles at a time.


The book I need is checked out! Can I place a hold on it?

Any patron can put a Hold on a circulating book that is currently charged out to any other patron. Holds cannot be placed on Reserve books.

A book upon which a Hold has been placed cannot be renewed by the original patron.

The Library will not recall any requested book, except an overdue book or a book which has already been renewed by a faculty member.

When the book is returned, you'll be emailed. The book will be held at the Circulation Desk for 7 days after the email is sent.


See also: borrow holds renew reference books journals