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Borrow and Return Items

Circulating items include DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs and cassettes; laserdiscs do not circulate.  Each has a call number and bar code. All items are subject to recalls for Course Reserve.  Depending on the media format, a recall may shorten your loan period.

Loan periods and limits

Each borrower may check out 15 items for a loan period of 7 days. Checked out items are eligible for 4 online renewals.

Fines and fees

The following fines and fees will be applied to overdue and lost items:

Fines and fees can be paid at the University Library Circulation desk.  All queries regarding fines and fees should be addressed to Circulation at:  847–491–7633, or through email at


Return media to outdoor book drops located near the University Library, or at the Main Circulation Desk on Level 1. In addition, patrons may return items at any time to the Audio-Visual Return slot located next to the Multimedia Center's entrance on the 2nd floor of the library.

Media checked out from main library reserve must be returned to the main circulation desk on Level 1.