There is no limit to the number of items that undergraduates may have checked out at time, except where indicated.

Circulating books, scores  3 weeks
Circulating videotapes, CDs, DVDs, LPs 7 days
Periodicals, excluding current issue 7 days

Most materials may be renewed for up to one year as long as the patron is in good standing (see below). Materials MUST be returned after one year. Library materials are university property and should be cared for accordingly.

Students may carry up to $5.00 in overdue fines or fees before borrowing privileges are suspended.


You may renew most materials yourself, through your library record online, or you may call the Greenfield (215-717-6280) or Music (215-717-6292) Library.

Circulating books and scores (except those on course reserve) may be renewed for up to one year if no one else has requested them, and if you have less than $5.00 in fines on your record. After one year, materials must be returned or borrowing privileges will be suspended. This policy applies to ALL patrons.

Students may renew circulating videos, DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CDs (except those on course reserve) once, for an additional week.

Holds and Recalls

Holds: If an item is checked out, a hold can be placed. This prevents the patron who has it checked out from renewing, but does not affect the due date. When an item with a hold on it is returned, you will receive a notice that the item is ready for you in the respective library. You may place a hold on checked-out items yourself through the online catalog or you may ask library staff at the circulation desk to do so for you. Holds cannot be placed on items that are not checked out.

Recalls: Recalls must be placed by library staff. Recalling an item alters the due date for the patron who currently has the item checked out. That patron will have 10 days from the date of the recall to continue using the item and return it by the new due date. Overdue fines for recalled items are $1.00/day, up to a maximum accrual of $20.00 per item.

Summer and Winter Break Borrowing for Students

Students enrolled in summer session courses must present their student ID with a valid summer sticker. In addition, students who:

* pay all outstanding fines
* are pre-registered for the next semester

may borrow library materials during the summer or winter break. All regular lending rules apply.

Overdue Fines

Certain library materials accrue overdue fines.

Material Type Overdue Fine
Recalled materials $1.00/day per item up to a maximum of $20.00 per item
Reserve materials and AV equipment 50ยข per hour up to a maximum of $20.00 per item
One-Day and Three-Day Reserve materials $5.00 per day
Interlibrary loan materials $1.00 per day

University library fines and fees are financial obligations to the university. All materials must be returned or paid for and all fines must be paid in full in order for students to receive their diplomas or to receive transcripts. Any fines or fees remaining at the end of the academic year will be sent to the University's Finance Office and added to the student's fall tuition bill.

Replacement Fees

Material Type Replacement fee
Books, scores, audio and video recordings $100.00 minimum + $15.00 processing fee

Please note that the replacement fees listed here are the minimum fee; fees can be more depending on the item. Library materials are university property. All materials must be returned or paid for and all fines must be paid in full in order for students to receive their diplomas or to receive transcripts.

Patrons who have lost library materials have the option of purchasing a new copy of the item for the library and paying only the $15.00 processing fee. This must be cleared with Carol Graney before doing so.

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