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Faculty Borrowing Privileges

Looking for information about borrowing equipment? Find out more about equipment available for check out.

Borrowing Periods

Snell Stacks (General Collections)

90 days, 3 renewal periods

Media Items (DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes)

1 week, no renewals

Boston Library Consortium Items

56 days, no renewals


Discretion of the instructor

The Hub

14 days, 3 renewal periods

Items that have been requested by another library user may not be checked out again or renewed. If items are needed for more than 3 renewal periods, they may be returned and borrowed again at the Help and Information Desk.

If items are overdue for more than 40 days, you may incur additional lost item charges. The library reserves the right to block your account for excessive fines or failure to return items needed by other borrowers.

Proxy Borrowers

Need a graduate assistant or staff person to check books out for you? Make them a proxy! They will be able to pick up holds for you, check out books, etc.

Schedule Items for Class

Faculty may schedule in advance items such as DVDs to show during class at a specific date and time. More about reserving and scheduling media.


Faculty may borrow 2 bound periodicals for 2 hours at a time.

Recommend a Purchase

Suggest a book, journal, or electronic resource for purchase by the library.

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