Borrowing Materials

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Library Cards

Current Northwestern University WildCARDS or other NU barcoded IDs serve as library cards for students, faculty and staff to check out items from the Mitchell Multimedia Center's collections.

Loan information

Printable version of the Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center loan policies

The Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center's video collection (30,000+ titles), bound guides and CDs all circulate. Laserdiscs do not circulate.

The loan period for Northwestern University (NU) students, staff, and all patrons in special borrowers categories who have a valid NU WildCARD or borrower's card is three (3) days. The loan period for faculty and all graduate students who have a valid NU WildCARD or borrower's card is fourteen (14) days.

A maximum of five (5) items (i.e. VHS reels, DVD discs, and bound guides) may be checked out to students, staff and special borrowers during any given three (3) day loan period. Northwestern University faculty on the Evanston campus may check out a maximum of 25 items at one time. Graduate students may check out a maximum of 10 items at one time.

All videos must be checked out to a user regardless of the viewing location, including the Multimedia Center's viewing carrels and group viewing rooms.  Users are responsible for returning videos.

Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center items are subject to holds and recalls, and can be renewed online. 

HOLDS:  Items in the collection can be put on hold from the Multimedia Center service counter on level 2 of the South Tower, or from Main Circulation on level 1 of the library.  Items are on hold at Main Circulation for 3 days. 

RECALLS:  Recalled items do not change the original due date of the item, but if an item is recalled, it must be returned on or before the original due date.  Library privileges will be blocked if a recalled item is not returned by the due date.  Fines are assessed for overdue recalled items at the rate of $2.00 per item, per day.

RENEWALS:  Patrons have a 1-time online renewal of Multimedia Center materials by using the "My Account" button in NUcat, choosing the item(s) to renew, and clicking on "Renew Items."  Items will be renewed for 1 more loan period, after which the item will need to be brought into the library in person to be checked out again.

Who Can Borrow

Printable version who can borrow from the Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center