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Q. How long can I keep an item I have checked out?

Answered By: Sue Anderson
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2014     Views: 27

The length of time you are able to keep a checked out material depends on the type of material and if you are a student, falculty/staff, or community member.  The table below will explain which materials you can check out and the length of the loan periods.

Students Faculty & Staff Community Card
Audio (CDs & LPs) 1 week 16 weeks 1 week
Books, Government Documents, & Maps 4 weeks 16 weeks 4 weeks
Reference, Microform & Newspapers In building use only In building use only In building use only
Journals, bound Overnight 1 week In building use only
Reserve materials, traditional 2 hr, 4 hr, overnight 2 hr, 4 hr, overnight Not applicable
Video (VHS, DVD, etc.) 1 week 4 weeks 1 week