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 Policy 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").

Items that are more than 20 days overdue will be declared “lost.” The patron will be billed for the cost of the item plus a non-refundable $30.00 processing fee.

Special collections and rare books

Due to their age and condition, these books do not circulate. Please contact the Medical Archives to make arrangements to view rare books and special collections.