Borrowing Privileges and Policies
Borrowing & Renewal
|Borrower||Books||Bound Journals||Reserve Materials|
|28 day loan or the expiration date on your record (whichever is earlier),renewable||Library Use Only||
2 hour loan
|Graduate Students and Staff||133 day loan or the expiration date on your record (whichever is earlier),renewable||24 hour loan (Staff only), No renewals|
|Faculty||365 day loan or the expiration date on your record (whichever is earlier),renewable|
**Reference materials and current periodicals (newspapers, magazines, journals) may not be borrowed from the library.**
Fines and replacement charges
- $2.00 per day per overdue recalled item
- $100.00 replacement charge per item (or cost of the item — whichever is greater)
- 2 Hour
- $2.00 per hour per item
- 24 Hour & 3 Day
- $10.00 per day
- $150.00 replacement charge on the 3rd day (or cost of the item – whichever is greater)
For more information about fines and fees (including Mugar Worldcat Local items) visit the Mugar Circulation webpage.
Holds and Recalls
If you would like to borrow a book that is not available, you may click on the “Find in Library” link to reveal the “Request” button. If you do not see the button, click the “Sign-in for more options” link. Click the “Request” button to have the book recalled. We will contact the borrower and ask that it be returned within 7 days.
You can also search BU WorldCat Local and try to request the item from the Boston Library Consortium. If the book is available, your request will typically be completed in about 3 business days.