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Borrowing Guide: Faculty

Faculty Guide to Borrowing

How long can I borrow?

  • 1 year for all General Circulating Collections
  • 2 weeks for materials from the Film Study Center

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

Can I have some one else check books out for me at the library?

Faculty may designate assistants as proxy borrowers by following these steps.  Non-Faculty staff are not eligible for proxy borrowers.

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

  • Regular Faculty: 1000 books/loans, 20 items from Film Study Center
  • Summer Faculty: 25 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?

  • Faculty are generally not charged for regular overdue books but the Library appreciates the timely return of books.
  • Lost or long-overdue material: Material that has not been returned 30 days after the due date will be declared LOST automatically. The patron will be assessed a $130.00 Unreturned Book Fee.
  • 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, 3-hour, and 24-hour reserve materials
    • The borrower is responsible for the return or renewal of the book on or before the due date.

Borrowing materials from other Ivies+ institutions (BorrowDirect Plus)

Faculty are eligible for free on-site borrowing privileges from all Borrow Direct institutions.  To see a full list of participating institutions along with links to each institution's policies, please visit http://www.borrowdirect.org/on-site-borrowing


Problems with your account

If you believe you've accrued a fine in error or if you believe you've returned an item that is still on your library account, please fill out the following form.

 

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The Library Service desk is located on the ground floor of Sterling Memorial Library in the nave and is open during normal library hours.

Visitor Library Privileges Hours

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Monday-Thursday: 8:30AM-6PM
Friday: 8:30AM-4:45PM
Saturday: 8:30AM-4:45PM
Sunday: 12noon-6PM

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