Borrowing and Circulation


A valid ID is required to check out books from the library. Visitors are not eligible to check out materials; please see our access chart for more details.

Specific loan periods for different types of material are indicated below, but all items are subject to recall.

General policy

Books are checked out for four weeks. They can be renewed for one additional four-week period unless requested by another user. You can request a renewal either in person or by telephone by calling the library you borrowed the item from (see "Locations and Hours" to the left).

Reserves

Books and other materials on reserve at the Ehrman Medical Library Circulation Desk can be checked out for two hours only. There are no renewals. Note that there is a $3 per hour fine for late returns.

Reserve materials at the Waldmann Dental Library must be checked out at the Circulation Desk for two hours and cannot be taken outside the library.

Reference

Reference materials do not circulate; they can only be used in the library.

Recent/unbound journal issues and other periodicals

Generally, unbound journal issues do not circulate in order to ensure that all users have ready access to current biomedical information. At Waldmann Dental Library, however, they may be checked out for two hours if needed to make copies outside the library.

Bound journal volumes (back issues)

At Ehrman Medical Library and Waldmann Dental Library, bound journals can be checked out for two hours to allow users to make copies outside the library. At Bellevue Medical Library, bound journals can be checked out for one week.

Audiovisual materials (slides, tapes, etc.)

Most of Ehrman Medical Library's audiovisual materials can be checked out for two weeks.

Waldmann Dental Library's audiovisual materials do not circulate. There are stations in the library where they can be used.

Equipment (laptops, projectors, etc.)

At Ehrman Medical Library, equipment can be checked out for six hours, or overnight (pick up after 3:00pm and return by 10:00am), or over the weekend (Friday evening to Monday morning). You can pick up and return equipment at the Circulation Desk between 8:30am and 8:00pm on weekdays. Equipment cannot be renewed.

At Bellevue Medical Library, equipment can be checked out for six hours, or overnight (pick up after 3:00pm and return by 10:00am), or over the weekend (Friday evening to Monday morning). You can pick up and return equipment at the Circulation Desk during its normal hours, 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday, and 8:00am to 4:00pm on Friday. Equipment cannot be renewed.

At Waldmann Dental Library, equipment can be checked out for one week and renewed for one additional week.

All library locations offer other equipment that can be used in the library only.

Special collections and rare books

Due to their age and condition, these books do not circulate.