Library Borrowing Policies

Loan Periods for Faculty, Staff, and Students

All faculty, staff, and students must present a valid UR ID in order to borrow materials.

Item Students Faculty Staff
Books 28 days / 1 Renewal Unlimited Renewal 28 days/ 1 renewal
Recreational Reading Books 28 days / 1 Renewal 28 Days / 1 Renewal 28 days / 1 Renewal
Course Reserves*

2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours,
1 day, or 3 days.

Variable 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours,
1 day, or 3 days.
MRC Videos and DVDs 4 days / 1 Renewal 4 days / 1 Renewal 4 days / 1 Renewal
MRC DVD Series 14 days / No Renewals 14 days / No Renewals 14 days / No Renewals
Government Documents 28 days / 1 Renewal 120 days / 2 Renewals 28 days / 1 Renewal
Recorded books 28 days / 1 Renewal 28 days / 1 Renewal 28 days / 1 Renewal
Music Library Scores and CDs 28 days / 3 Renewals 120 days / 2 Renewals 28 days / 1 Renewal
Music Library Videos and DVDs 7 days / 1 Renewal 7 days / 3 Renewals 7 days / 1 Renewal

Renewing items: To renew items access your library account online, call the location where you checked out the item, or stopy by in person.

Non-Circulating Items: Special collections books, rare books, reference materials, microforms, periodicals, magazines, and newspapers do not circulate and may not leave the library.

Library Holds: Placing a hold on a book puts you next in line to check the book out. Holds can only be placed on books that are currently checked out by someone else. When the item is returned it will be held at the Information and Assistance Desk, and you will receive an email alerting you to the items' availability. Holds can be placed using the UR Library Catalog by clicking "Make a Request" from the item's catalog page.

Library Recalls: Placing a recall on a book puts you next in line to check the book out and shortens the borrowing period for the person who currently has the book. Recalls can only be placed on books that are currently checked out by someone else. Once a recall has been placed, the original borrower has 3 days to return the item before heightened fines begin to accrue. Please note that a user is guaranteed a minimum of 10 days with a book (an initial 7 days + the 3 day recall period). Recalls can be placed through the UR Library Catalog by clicking "Make a Request" from the item's catalog page.

Reserves: 2 hour and 4 hour reserves may not leave the library in which they are located. Multi-media reserves (DVD, video tape, etc.) in the MRC must be viewed in the MRC and may be checked out for 4 hours at a time. Overdue fines accrue at $2.00 per hour.

Library Fees for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Item Students Faculty Staff
Books
Gov Docs
Recorded Books
Music Library items
Overdue: $.20 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00
Lost Item: $60.00**
Lost Item: $60.00** Lost Item: $60.00**
MRC Videos & DVDs Overdue: $1.00 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00
Lost Item: $50.00**
Lost Item: $50.00** Lost Item: $50.00**
MRC DVD series Overdue: $2.00 Per Day, Maximum of $60.00
Lost Item: $100.00**
Lost Item: $100.00** Lost Item: $100.00**

Boatwright Laptops

Overdue: $2.00 Per Hour Per Item
Lost Item: $1,510.00**
Lost Item: $1,510.00** Lost Item: $1,510.00**
Boatwright iPads Overdue: $25 Per Day
Lost Item: $560.00**
Lost Item: $560.00** Lost Item: $560.00**
Boatwright Kindles Overdue: $15 Per Day
Lost Item: $135.00**
Lost Item: $135.00**  Lost Item: $135.00**

Please note that if a student's fees exceed $15.00, they will be unable to borrow library materials. Cash, check, and Spider Card payments can be made at the Information and Assistance desk on the first floor. MRC fines may be paid with Spider Card at the MRC information desk or with cash or check at the first floor service desk. At the beginning of each month all unpaid fines will be transferred to Student Accounts and the Bursar's Office will issue a bill to collect the fines owed.

**Lost items include a $10.00 processing fee.