Answered By: Daniel Dylla
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2016     Views: 730

Not all books in the library follow the same rules because we categorize them differently. There are three common types that you will see: Circulating, Reference, and Reserve.

"Circulating" books are the most common -- these books may leave the library and be checked out for up to two (2) weeks. They may also be renewed twice for two (2) weeks each, as long as no one else is waiting for the book. This means that, in total, a book could be checked out for up to six (6) weeks.

"Reserve" books are for in-library use only, and have a checkout period of one (1) to two (2) hours from the Circulation Desk. "Reference" books are often on their own shelf and may be used without contacting the library. Both of these types must remain in the library.

From our Loan Guidelines:

2.107.1.3 Circulating books are loaned for a period of two weeks.

and

2.107.1.7 Books may be renewed twice for additional two-week periods unless they have been placed on hold for another library patron.

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