Circulation Policy

The table below summarizes borrowing privileges and practices for categories of library users, with information on loans, fees, blocks, requests for materials in the closed stacks, and courtesy notices. 

For current and affiliated members, library materials typically circulate for an entire semester. Restrictions apply for Everett Cafe books, which circulate for two weeks; print books on Reserve, which circulate for two hours; and some equipment, which circulates for six hours. Books from the closed stacks are subject to review for circulation, depending on their age and condition.

Auto or self-renewal of materials checked out to current members are in effect for a maximum total loan period of six months, including the renewals.  Please note that more than ten overdue items on an account will incur a block, as will a lost item.

Books requested to be placed on Hold at the First Floor Services Desk remain on Hold for seven days until they are returned to the Stacks.

All patrons block limit

$100 in fees

Max overdue before block

10

Replacement fee

$100 flat fee for any lost item

Max loans allowed

Faculty - 100 items
Students - 50 items
Community - 25 items
Professional staff - 50 items
Alumni - 25 items

Max closed stacks requests

Faculty - 15 items
Students - 10 items
Community - 2 items
Professional staff - 10 items
Alumni - 5 items

Overdue/lost notices

Courtesy Notice - 7 days before

1st overdue - sent at 1 day overdue

2nd overdue - sent at 8 days overdue

3rd overdue - sent at 15 days overdue

4th overdue & lost, replacement fee applied - sent at 30 days overdue

Overdue/lost notices - cafe

Courtesy Notice - 7 days before

1st overdue - sent at 1 day overdue

2nd overdue & lost, replacement fee applied - sent at 15 days overdue

Overdue/lost notices - reserves

Courtesy Notice - 7 days before

1st overdue - sent at 1 day overdue

2nd overdue & lost, replacement fee applied - sent at 3 days overdue