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Faculty and currently enrolled students from the following institutions may borrow items if they are in good standing with their home library (which must be validated at the time of check out via phone) and present a valid school ID. Faculty may borrow up to 25 items for 365 days, and students may borrow up to 25 items for 28 days. Items can be renewed if they have not been recalled and borrowing privileges are current. Faculty and students from the following institutions may request borrowing privileges by first consulting with their home library and obtaining an Interlibrary Use Card (ILU card). The student or faculty should present this card with a picture ID. Faculty may borrow up to 25 items for 365 days, and students may borrow up to 25 items for 28 days.  Items can be renewed if they have not been recalled and borrowing privileges are current.  Students and faculty from the following schools are eligible for ILU cards:

Renewing materials

You may view your account and renew materials before their due date by visiting discoverE and clicking "Affiliate Login." Please use your card number in both fields. To inquire about the possibility of renewing materials that are past due, please contact the Circulation Desk. Please note that the dates shown on your account are the dates materials are due; failure to receive a courtesy notice or overdue notice does not change the due date of the material or the fines that subsequently accrue.

Returns

Books may be returned at the Circulation Desk during library hours. A book drop located outside the second floor entrance to the library is also available 24 hours per day.

Recalls

Any registered patron may recall any checked out item from another patron through use of the blue Request button in the item’s online catalog record. When an item is recalled, the current user is given 10 days to return the item. The item is then held for the requesting patron for 8 days.

Fines

Overdue fines for recalled items accrue at a rate of $2 per day.

Regular overdue items accrue fines at a rate of $.50 per day.

Items that are both overdue and recalled items accrue both fines.

Reserve items accrue fines at a rate of $1 per hour for each item.

The minimum fee for a lost book is $100. The replacement fee may be higher according to actual replacement cost of the item.

Please be aware that library accounts may be barred for failure to return recalled items by the recall due date. In addition, library accounts may become blocked due to an excessive number of overdue books or an excessive accumulation of bills on the account.

Lost Items

If you have lost a book or other library item, please contact the Circulation Desk.