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Staff Guide to Borrowing

How long can I borrow?

All circulating library materials may be recalled by another reader. You will be sent a notice in case this happens

How many books (or other types of loans) can I check out at once?

  • 200 books/loans

Loans from any collection, including requests from the Library shelving Facility (LSF), are counted.

How much am I charged if I'm late returning a loan?

  • Regular overdue fine: $0.50 cents per day
  • Lost or long-overdue material: Material that has not been returned 35 days after the due date will be declared LOST automatically. The patron will be assessed a $75.00 Unreturned Book Fee and a non-refundable $20.00 Processing Fee, as well as the overdue fines.
  • Other types of overdue fees:
    • $2.00 per day for overdue books that have been recalled.
    • $2.00 per day for 3-day reserves.
    • $3.00 per hour for reserve 2-hour and 24-hour reserve books.
    • The due date stamped or receipts placed in the book at the time it is borrowed is the library's official notice that the book will be due on that date, unless it is called back earlier for another reader. The borrower is responsible for the return or renewal of the book on or before the due date.

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Contact Privileges Staff

Contact

Send questions to Privileges / Sterling Memorial Library Circulation

Location

The Privileges Office is located on the ground floor of Sterling Memorial Library in the Franke Periodical Reading Room.

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30AM-12:45PM and 2PM-4:45PM
Saturday: 10AM-2PM
Sunday: Closed

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