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Borrowing Privileges & Loan Periods - Twin Cities Library, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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Borrowing Policies

User

Borrowing Periods

Max Borrowing Time

Renewals

Max Items

Bachelor's Students

60 days

1 year

Student requests

Unlimited

Master's Students

60 days

1 year

Student requests

Unlimited

Doctoral Students

120 days

2 years

Automated

Unlimited

Faculty & Staff

120 days

2 years

Automated

Unlimited

Exceptions

Assessment Tests

Assessment tests may be checked out only by students enrolled in specific courses. Students enrolled in PY621, PY631, PY632, PY633, or MFT650, and PsyD students may check out tests labeled PY and MFT. Students in the Doctor of Education in Leadership program may check out tests labeled EDD.

Borrowing Period: 7 days

Limit: 5 tests for students; unlimited tests for faculty.

Reference

Reference materials are available for in-library use only. However, with approval from the librarian on duty, reference materials may be checked out.

Reserves

Faculty may place supplemental or required material on reserve in the library for student use. Loan periods are left up to the discretion of the instructor and may include in-library use only. Students who wish to use reserve materials differently than originally specified by an instructor need to arrange for the instructor to contact the library to grant permission. If a DVD is reserved by an instructor for use in class, it may not be checked out by another borrower. Also, due to licensing restrictions, a few videos from the collection are for use at Saint Mary’s University only.

Interlibrary Loans

Due dates are determined by the lending library.

Recalls

If you need a checked-out item immediately, you may request a recall by emailing tclibrary@smumn.edu. When an item is recalled, the item is given a new due date that the current borrower must honor. Overdue fees are applied based on the new due date. If a book or dissertation is recalled, the original borrower's loan period will be no less than 30 days.

Overdues, Lost, & Damaged Items

Learn more about our overdue policies.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Current students, faculty, and staff can borrow material from Twin Cities Library and from other MnPALS consortium libraries using their Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota ID card or by requesting the items through interlibrary loan. Learn more about finding books from other libraries.

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