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Loan Periods & Renewals

Material Type Undergraduates Graduate & Professional Students Faculty & Staff Guests & Friends*
Books, Scores, Theses/Dissertations, Circulating Government Documents Loan period: 8 weeks
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: 1 semester
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: 180 days
Renewals: renewals
Loan period: 8 weeks
Renewals: 2 renewals
Bound Journals, Unbound Journals in Roobot Loan period: 2 days
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: 2 days
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: 2 days
Renewals: 2 renewals
In-library use only
Course Reserves Loan period: Varies
Renewals: 0 renewals
Loan period: Varies
Renewals: 0 renewals
Loan period: Varies
Renewals: 2 renewals
Not eligible
A/V Materials Loan period: 8 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal
Loan period: 8 weeks
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: 2 weeks
Renewals: 2 renewals
In-library use only
(Photo-ID required)
Cafe Collection Books Take one leave one.
No checkout required.
Take one leave one.
No checkout required.
Take one leave one.
No checkout required.
Take one leave one.
No checkout required.
UM System Libraries (MERLIN) Loan period: Varies
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: Varies
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: Varies
Renewals: 2 renewals
Not eligible
Missouri State Libraries (MOBIUS) Loan period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: Varies
Renewals: 2 renewals
Loan period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 2 renewals
Not eligible

Fines for Overdue Materials

Material Type Fine Details
Regular Loans Materials more than one month overdue (more than 1 week overdue for audio visual items) will be billed at a $120 replacement fee.
Recalled Materials Fine of $1 per day, for a maximum of $75.
Reserve Materials
  • Hourly and Overnight Checkout: $5 first hour, $.25/hour thereafter
  • Daily Checkout: $5 first day, $1/day thereafter. For more information, please view our Overdue Materials Policy.