Circulation Services and Policies
Most treatises and other monographs may circulate. Faculty, law and other graduate students may check out circulating material for sixteen weeks. Undergraduate students and courtesy card holders may check out circulating material for four weeks. You may view your borrowing account from any public terminal to see what books you have charged out, what books are overdue, what books you have requested, and how much you owe for fines. For current circulation policies, see the University Library Circulation Policies.
You may renew items online up to ten times unless another patron needs the item. With the exceptions of recalled (see Recall Policy) and reserve books, you will be billed a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee if an overdue book reaches "Lost" status; a book's status changes to "Lost" thirty-four days after the due date. A replacement bill for a minimum of $125.00 per item is also issued at thirty-four days. Periodicals are billed at a minimum of $300.00 per volume. The Library may assess a higher replacement cost in special instances. The replacement amount will be credited if the overdue item is returned in good condition. The $10.00 processing fee will not be refunded.
A recall notice informs you that the loan period for an item has been shortened and that the material must be returned by a certain date. Renewals are not permitted. Failure to return a recalled item by the recall due date will result in a $5.00 daily fine and a block on your borrowing privileges.
If you cannot find a book in the stacks, consult the online catalog or the student circulation assistant to determine whether the item is charged to another patron. Illinois law prohibits library staff from revealing the names of individuals who have checked out library material. We can, however, place a request on a title which is checked out to another borrower. If the book is not charged out, you can request that it be searched by filling out a search card. You should check on the result of the search after two working days.
Borrowers may return UIUC and ISHARE library materials to any public service point in the library regardless of where the item was originally charged out. Because library materials are discharged from the borrower's account at the location to which they are returned and prior to being shipped back to the owning library, borrowers are not held responsible for items that are lost in shipping. Library materials can also be returned to the bookdrop on the southwest corner of the Main Library. Return receipts are available upon request at any circulation desk.
Library materials CANNOT be returned through campus mailPlease return non-ISHARE interlibrary loan materials directly to the Interlibrary Borrowing Office, Room 104 Main Library.
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