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Undergraduate loan periods and fines

Borrowing periods

Snell stacks ("General Collections")
28 days, with renewals until a maximim of 82 days (the equivalent of 3 borrowing periods)

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

Boston Library Consortium
56 days, no renewals

3 hours - 7 days depending on material, no remote renewals

The Hub
14 days, with renewals until a maximum of 42 days (the equivalent of 3 borrowing periods)

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.