Skip to main content

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 staff-mediated recalls.  A recall does not change the original due date of the item.

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 Circulation desks of Northwestern University libraries that handle fines.  All queries regarding fines and fees should be addressed to full-time staff at the Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center at:  847–491–7770, or through email at


Media checked out from the Mitchell Multimedia Center should be returned to the following locations: 

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