Special Borrowers and Community Borrowers

Boatwright Memorial Library is open to members of the Richmond area community. We provide access to our specialized material for community members who are unable to access similar materials elsewhere. For borrowing information, refer to the categories below. Access to U.S. government information in any format is available for the general public.

Internet guest accounts for library research needs can be requested at the Information and Assistance Desk on the first floor of the library. Guests must bring a photo ID to obtain a guest account. Guest account access is limited due to university network security concerns and to students' heavy use of library computers. Because of this, guest accounts may be restricted at the discretion of library staff, especially during exam periods.

Loan Periods for Special Borrowers by Category

User Category Card Fee Items Allowed Loan Period/
Renewals
Notes
General Public $40.00 Per Year $5.00 Replacement Fee 5 Items 28 days
1 Renewal
DVDs do not circulate.
High School Students No Fee,
Pass Required
2 Items 28 days
No Renewals
Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.
RALC Faculty No Fee/No Pass 5 Items 28 days
1 Renewal
Faculty and Staff must have valid ID from home institution.  Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.
RALC Graduate No Fee,
Pass Required
5 Items 28 days
1 Renewal
Must Have Valid School I.D. Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.
RALC Undergrad No Fee,
Pass Required
5 Items 28 days
1 Renewal
Must Have Valid School I.D. Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.
Alumni/Alumnae No Fee,
$5.00 Replacement Fee
5 Items 28 days
1 Renewal
Alumni Resources   DVDs do not circulate.
Friends of the Library Included In Membership
$5.00 Replacement Fee
5 Items 28 days
1 Renewal
DVDs may circulate with valid FOL ID card.
Retired UR Faculty Staff No Fee No Limit 28 days
Renewals
Must Present UR ID (Retirees retain faculty and staff privileges).
Faculty/Staff Spouses and Children No Fee 5 Items 28 days
1 Renewal
Family members over 12 must apply for a card in the OneCard Office. DVDs do not circulate.

Special Borrower Regulations

  • The privilege of borrowing materials belongs only to the individual registered. Please do not check out materials for friends or members of your family or "loan" them your card.
  • General public registration is limited to residents (18 and older) residing in the Richmond metropolitan area and surrounding counties. A valid ID required.
  • Community borrowers may check out: books, most government publications, music scores, recorded books, musical recordings.
  • Community borrowers may not check out: DVDs and other videos (except FOL members), special collections and rare books, reserves, reference materials, microforms, periodicals, media equipment and interlibrary loan services.
  • Fines: Please return materials on time. Fines will be assessed and those who do not pay fines over $15.00 or return overdue material within 60 days may have borrowing privileges suspended.
  • Borrowing privileges are extended for one year with the exception of high school students and RALC borrowers; however, special circumstances may alter this time period.

Library Fees for Special Borrowers

Item Fee
Books
Government Documents
Music Library Items
Recorded books
Overdue: $.20 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00, Lost Item: $60.00**