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All fines for overdue, recalled, and lost Yale Library, Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan materials will be waived. If you accrue fines, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form for quick resolution.
All circulating library materials may be recalled by another reader. You will be sent a notice if this happens.
How many books (or other types of loans) can I check out at once?
225 books/loans, including up to 20 items from the Yale Film Archive.
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?
Graduate Students are generally not charged for regular overdue books. However, 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
$0.50 per day for overdue Yale Film Archive DVDs
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)
Graduate students 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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