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Staff loan periods and fines

Benefits-eligible staff may borrow materials from the NU Libraries.  Contact HRM for questions about library use and privileges.

Borrowing periods

Snell stacks ("General Collections")
28 days, 3 renewals

Media Materials in Snell Stacks (videos, DVDs, CDs)
1 week, no renewals

Boston Library Consortium
56 days, no renewals

anywhere from 2 hours to 7 days, depending on the material

The Hub
14 days, 3 renewals

If items are needed for more than 3 renewal periods, you may bring them to the circulation desk, and if no one else has requested them, you may check them out again.


There is a 3-day grace period before fines are charged on general collection books and Boston Library Consortium items.
General collections and BLC items: $.25 per day ($10 maximum)
Recalled materials: $2.00 per day ($80 maximum)
Hourly (Reserves/Media): $1.00 per hour ($25 maximum)

If materials are overdue for more than 40 days, you may incur additional lost book charges.

The library reserves the right to block your account for excessive fines or failure to return books needed by other borrowers.