Borrowing Privileges for UMD Faculty and Staff

Please bring items for checkout to the Circulation desk, located on the first floor of the Library. Your U Card is your borrowing card, but you may use any photo ID to check out materials.


For your convenience, we will automatically renew loans of three days or longer until items reach their end renewal date. Regular books checked out to faculty or staff members reach their end renewal date two years after checkout. Other materials have shorter renewal terms. You must return materials by the final due date.

Materials loaned for shorter periods, such as study rooms or reserve items, do not have the autorenewal feature.

You may renew materials in the following ways:

You will not be able to renew a borrowed item if another user has requested it.

The length of time during which an item may be renewed is limited. See a Circulation staff member if you encounter any difficulty renewing materials.

Interlibrary Loan Renewals

To request renewal of materials borrowed from libraries other than those in the University of Minnesota system, log in to your Interlibrary Loan ILLiad) account, and choose "renewal" on the left.


If books or journals become more than 30 days overdue, you will be billed a replacement charge of $100 plus a processing fee of $15. Items on short-term loan will be billed as lost even before they become 30 days overdue. Faculty members and staff of UMD do not accrue overdue fines.

For more information about fines, see Paying Fines and Fees.

Blocked or Barred Privileges?

You may be subject to the loss of borrowing privileges, as well as interlibrary loan privileges, in the following circumstances:


Faculty and staff of UMD will be billed for damaged library materials. The faculty or staff member is responsible for paying these fines. Library privileges may be blocked due to fines.



Loan Period

Archival Materials Use inside library
Audio Books Four weeks
Audiocassettes One week
Best Sellers Four weeks
CD-ROMs One week
Children's Literature Thirteen weeks
Course Reserve Items Three hours
Course Reserve Items One day
DVDs Three days
Folios Thirteen weeks
Government Documents Thirteen weeks
Group Study Rooms Three hours
Headphones Three hours
Interlibrary Loan Loan period varies depending on lending institution
Library of Congress Books Thirteen weeks
Maps Use inside library
Media cords Three hours
Microfilm/Microfiche Use inside library
Music CDs One week
Newspapers Three days
Periodicals One week
Reference Books Use inside library
Reference Indexes Use inside library
Restricted Tests Use inside library
Special Collections Use inside library
Teaching Materials Thirteen weeks
Videocassettes Three days


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