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

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Borrowing Privileges & Loan Periods

Current students, faculty, and staff can borrow material from Twin Cities Library and from other MNSCU/PALS consortium libraries using their Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota ID card. Learn more about finding books from other libraries.

Loan Periods and Renewals

Material

Loan Periods

Renewals

Max no. of Items

Assessment Tests

1 week

Four

Two

Books

60 days

Nine

Unlimited

Dissertations

60 days

Nine

Unlimited

DVDs/VHS

30 days

Four

Unlimited

Interlibrary Loans

Determined by the lending library

Determined by the lending library

Unlimited

Reference Books

In library use only

Unlimited

Unlimited

Reserves

Determined by the instructor

Determined by the instructor

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. Students in the Special Education program may check out tests labeled EDS.

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.

A "video" in Twin Cities Library's video collection may be in either VHS or DVD format. If a VHS/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.

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.

Have an overdue, lost, or damaged item?

Learn more about our overdue policies.