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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.

Guest accounts for use of library public computers 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. During some periods, guest accounts may be restricted at the discretion of library staff, especially during exam periods.

Internet access is available through the “VisitUR” wireless network and a web browser on your personal devices. This is not a secured wireless network. Sending or receiving sensitive information is discouraged. Terms and conditions apply.

Loan Periods for Special Borrowers by Category

User Group

Access

Loans & Renewals

Alumni/Alumnae

Courtesy card

  • Up to 15 items for 28 days per item
  • 2 renewals
  • Includes media items (7 day loan period)

Friends of Boatwright Library

Included with acvite membership.

  • Up to 15 items for 28 days per item
  • 2 renewals
  • Includes media items (7 day loan period)

General Public

$25.00 per year

  • Up to 15 items for 28 days per item
  • 2 renewals

Education Users

  • Faculty
  • Public Librarians
  • High School Students

Courtesy card

  • Up to 15 items for 28 days per item
  • 2 renewals
  • Valid ID or paperwork from home institution required. Active status validation may also be required.

Retired UR Faculty/Staff

UR ID

  • See Faculty/ Staff borrowing privileges here.

Faculty/Staff Spouses and Children

UR ID

  • Up to 15 items for 28 days per item
  • 2 renewals
  • Family members over 12 must apply for a UR ID in the OneCard office.

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 is required.
  • Community borrowers may check out: books, most government publications, 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. Lost fees will be assessed and those who do not return materials within 20 days will have borrowing privileges suspended.

Library Fees for Special Borrowers

Item

Fee

Books

Lost Item: $100.00

Government Documents

Lost Item: $25.00

Recreational Reading Items

Lost Item: $35.00

Music Library Items

Audiobooks

Overdue: $.20 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00, Lost Item: $60.00**

**Lost items include a $10.00 processing fee.