Loan Periods

Looking for info on how long you can check out that item for?  You’ve come to the right place!

BOOKS

We have a wide variety of books, music scores, maps, and other print materials housed in the various collections in the library.

Type of Patron Checkout Length # of Simultaneous Checkouts # of Renewals
Undergraduate Students End of Term 100 5
Faculty, Staff, Graduate Assistants

End of Term

 

100 5
Graduate Students End of Term 100 5
Community Borrowers (yellow card) End of Term 4 1
Graduate of BSU (blue card) End of Term 20 1
Reciprocal Borrowers End of Term 100 5
Government Agency Researcher End of Term 100 5

Exceptions:

  • 1st Floor bound Periodicals check out for 7 Days, except for Community/Graduate of BSU Borrowers (In Library Use Only)
  • Course Reserves are located at the Circulation Desk on the third (main) floor of the library, and check out for a variety of loan periods, ranging from 3 hours to 7 days.
  • Equipment such as headphones and webcams are available for check out at the Circulation Desk.

VIDEOS AND CDs

The library’s videos (DVD and VHS) are located at the Circulation Desk on the third (main) floor of the A. C. Clark Library, and can be requested by providing the item’s call number (e.g. VIDEO VHS PN1997 .B767 1990).  Audio CDs are located on the third (main) floor by the washrooms.

Type of Patron Checkout Length # of Simultaneous Checkouts # of Renewals
Undergraduate Students 7 days 100 1
Faculty, Staff, Graduate Assistants

7 days

 

100 1
Graduate Students 7 days 100 1
Community Borrowers (yellow card) 7 days (CDs) / In Library Use Only (DVD/VHS) 4 1
Graduate of BSU (blue card) 7 days (CDs) / In Library Use Only (DVD/VHS) 20 1
Reciprocal Borrowers 7 days 100 1
Government Agency Researcher 7 days 100 1

Exceptions:

  • Videos marked with an “In Library Use Only Except for BSU Faculty and Graduate Assistants” may be checked out, but must be used within the building. Equipment for viewing these materials is available on the first floor of the library.
  • Community Members with a valid Community Borrower or Graduate of BSU Card may check out CDs for 7 days.  Videos (DVDs and VHS) can be checked out, but they may only be used within the building.