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Guidelines for High School Student Use of Boatwright Memorial Library and Classroom Visits

High School Student Borrowing Privileges

  • Students in grades 9–12 must have a completed and signed HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AUTHORIZATION form.
  • The HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT AUTHORIZATION expires at the end of each academic term/semester.
  • Students may borrow a maximum of five (5) books at a time.
  • The loan period is 28-days with one (1) renewal.
  • Items over 20 days overdue are subject to Lost Item Fees.

Classroom Visits

  • Classroom visits of Boatwright Library may be scheduled for high school classes.
  • Please complete and submit the HIGH SCHOOL VISIT REQUEST form, at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • University librarians can meet with high school librarians and/or teachers prior to your visit to plan a successful visit.

Library Use Guidelines

  • Anyone may use book and periodical materials within the library building.
  • The library is available to those high school students whose assignments require the use of college-level library resources.
  • For greatest success in using our collections, we suggest students search the UR Library Catalog with their teachers and librarians before visiting Boatwright Library. Arriving with specific call numbers and journal titles will ensure a positive experience.
  • If a visit is desired, see above section on Classroom Visits.
  • Boatwright Library welcomes the use of our resources for higher-level research. We ask all patrons to adhere to our Patron Conduct Policy (A complete copy can be accessed here).
  • We encourage the use of our open public spaces in the Library. However, Individual and Group study rooms are reserved exclusively for the use of university students, staff and faculty.

Our Resources

  • Major collections in the sciences, social sciences, fine arts, humanities, film, maps, theater, government documents, and rare books and manuscripts.
  • Approximately 500,000 volumes of books, more than 100,000 bound periodicals, and thousands of multimedia items.
  • Additionally, over 110,000 journals, 245,000 books, and nearly 375 research databases are accessible through library computers with guest accounts.
  • We offer public Wi-Fi access through “VisitUR”. Limited use guest accounts are available to community users who present a photo ID; this one-day account allows the search of library resources on site if needed.

Please direct questions concerning these guidelines to Cassandra Taylor-Anderson, Library Access & User Services Manager, Boatwright Memorial Library, 287-6861 or