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Circulation Periods and Checkout Limits

Loan Periods

General Collections in Atkins and Architecture Libraries
Status Loan Period # Renewals # Items Place Recalls
Faculty, Staff 180 days 2 unlimited yes
PhD Students* 120 days 2 unlimited yes
Graduate, Distance Ed* 60 days 2 unlimited yes
Undergraduates 21 days 2 unlimited yes
All other borrowers 21 days 2 6 no
*Patrons who have longer borrowing periods than 21 days may have their loan shortened by a recall from another user. The only guaranteed loan period is 21 days.

Unique Loan Periods
Item Loan Period # of Renewals
CIMC 21 Days  2
Videos, DVD's, CD's 7 Days 2
Periodicals 2 Days 2
Laptops 24 hours No
Reserve 1 or 3 hours; 1,3 or 7 days No

Date Due
All borrowers are informed of the date due of each item at check out. The borrower is responsible for complying with this date. A courtesy reminder will be sent 7 days before the due date. Failure to receive an overdue reminder, for whatever reason, does not relieve the borrower of financial responsibility for overdue material.

Borrowers may request to recall items checked out to another person after the current borrower has had the material for 21 days.  Library materials needed for Course Reserves may be recalled immediately. All items are subject to this recall policy. Due to the importance of the recall process, borrowers are urged to regularly monitor the status of their library account, either online or by contacting Circulation.

It is the borrower’s responsibility to keep their email and mailing addresses current and up-to-date in order to properly receive library notices.

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