Most library books and print journals can be borrowed for 30 days. You are guaranteed a seven day loan, after which time the item could be recalled by another user. If you would like to keep your items longer than 30 days, you can renew them up to two times, as long as no one else recalls them.
Some exceptions apply, including:
- Items on short-term loan for course reserves have very limited borrowing periods, such as only four hours or one day and cannot be renewed.
- Journal issues from the Current Journals sections in some library locations may only be borrowed for one day and cannot be renewed.
- Most interlibrary loan (ILL) materials can be borrowed for 30 days, but loan periods are determined by the lending library so some items may differ. See the ILL webpage for more information.
Current grad students, faculty, and staff receive an October 1 due date on library items that normally circulate for 30 days (except for journals which always only circulate for 30 days). You are guaranteed a seven day loan, after which time the item could be recalled by another user. Extended loans can be renewed twice as long as no one else recalls them.
If your library account has an upcoming expiry date (e.g., employees in term positions), the due date will be your library account expiry date if it is sooner than the normal due date. You can find out when your account expires by checking on the "Borrower Info" tab in My Library Account.
Review your due dates
Find out when specific items you have borrowed are due and where to return them.