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How many books/journals can I check out? And for how long?

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2013  |  90 Views

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The number of items and the length of the check-out period varies depending on how you are affiliated with Auburn.  The list below outlines the borrowing priviledges of different patron groups.  If you have any questions about circulation policies, contact the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Ralph B. Draughon Library.  They can also be reached by phone at 844-334-1701.

Active Faculty & Staff, Retired Faculty & Staff, Non-AU Staff*, & Graduate Students

Item limit:       100
Loan periods:  90 days for regular checkouts
                        1 day for bound journal checkouts
Renewal limit:  3 times prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees:  journals, recalled items, reserve items, headphones, wireless computers, power cords, special permission checkouts
Database access:  yes
Interlibrary loan privileges:  yes

Undergraduate Students

Item limit:       50
Loan periods:  28 days for regular checkouts
                         ineligible for journal checkouts
Renewal limit:  3 times prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees:  journals, recalled items, reserve items, headphones, wireless computers, power cords, special permission checkouts
Database access:  yes
Interlibrary loan privileges:  yes

Special Borrowers

Item limit:       10
Loan periods:  28 days for regular checkouts
                       Ineligible for journal checkouts
Renewal limit:  1 time provided there are not any overdue items and it is prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees:  Daily fines are charged on all overdue items.  These patrons are blocked when any fines are accrued.
Database access:  no
Interlibrary loan privileges:  no

Corporate Users

Item limit:       20
Loan periods:  28 days for regular checkouts
                       Ineligible for journal checkouts
Renewal limit:  1 time prior to the due date
Overdue fines/fees:  Daily fines are charged on all overdue items.  These patrons are blocked when any fines are accrued.
Database access:  no
Interlibrary loan privileges:  no


* Non-AU staff must have a responsibility form submitted by their department on file in the circulation office in order to activate or renew their TigerCard.

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