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Borrowing Library Materials

LOAN PERIODS FOR BOOKS IN THE UI MAIN STACKS
Status Loan Period Renewals Special Notes
Undergraduates; Staff;
Guest Patrons
6 week No After a two-week loan period, all books can be recalled for use by others.
Faculty;
Graduate Students
120 days renewal upon
request
Does not include Browsing books, juv boooks, A/V


LOAN PERIODS FOR OTHER MATERIALS IN THE UI MAIN STACKS
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals
Browsing Books 6 weeks no renewals
Children's Books 6 weeks no renewals
CDs/DVDs/LPs 2 weeks no renewals
US Government Documents 6 weeks no renewal
Magazines & Journals library use only (1 day loan by special arrangement only) no renewals
Microfilm/microfiche library use only no renewals
Newspapers library use only no renewals
Reference Books/Maps/Atlases library use only no renewals


LOAN PERIODS FOR SUMMIT MATERIALS
(NOT AVAILABLE TO GUESTS)
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals
Summit Books 6 weeks no renewals
Summit DVDs/CDs 6 days no renewals


LOAN PERIODS FOR INTERLIBRARY LOAN MATERIALS
(NOT AVAILABLE TO GUESTS)
Type of Material Loan Period Renewals Special Notes
ILL Books 4 weeks on average (see note) 2 weeks on average (unless the lending library denies the renewal) Due dates and renewals are set by the lending institution, so loan periods may vary.
ILL DVDs/CDs 2 weeks on average (see note) 2 weeks on average (unless the lending library denies the renewal) Due dates and renewals are set by the lending institution, so loan periods may vary.


Fines

  • Fines are $0.30 a day up to a maximum of $10.50 per book. Lost books have a charge of $50.00 for the book and a $20.00 processing fee. Fines for recalled books are $2.00 per day up to a maximum of $20.00.

  • Fines for Reserve materials are $2 per hour or partial hour for overdue items, maximum $20, for paper reserve. There are no fines for electronic reserve materials.

Renewing Library Materials


Three options available for renewing (only graduate students and faculty can renew):

  • Online at Your Library Account, where you can also see what items are checked out to you and when they are due
  • By telephone at 208-885-6559
  • In person at the Circulation Desk (1st floor)