Loan Periods and Item Limits
The initial loan periods on most circulating items in the general collections are as follows:
- One year for NU faculty
- Twelve weeks for NU graduate students, undergraduates and staff
- Four weeks for alumni and other guests
Journals, reference books, periodicals, and certain other materials do not circulate. Items from the Core Collection, Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center, and items on Reserve for a class have shorter loan periods. Please check with the individual collections for their specific loan policies.
When a patron's WildCARD is set to expire within their normal loan period, the due date on the materials will be the same as the WildCARD's expiration date.
Please note that the due date for a book may be shortened if the item is recalled by another user. Patrons are notified by e-mail or mail of the new due date, and fines will apply for items not returned by the new date at the rate of one dollar per day. See Recall Policy section for more information.
Borrowing Limits per Patron
- 500 items for NU faculty
- 500 items for NU graduate students
- 200 items for NU undergraduate students
- 200 items for NU staff
- 100 items for NU alumni
- 100 items for NU guests
- 100 items for U of C borrowers
- 100 items for corporate borrowers
- 25 items for Evanston resident borrowers
If a patron's fines and fees total reaches or exceeds $100*, their borrowing privileges are automatically blocked. When an account is blocked, the patron is unable to check out new items or renew any items they have already checked out.
*All patrons are blocked at $100, except for Evanston Resident borrowers who are blocked at $50.