Answered By: Kathleen Donovan
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 211

Borrowing Privileges
A valid Harvard ID or a Gutman Library Special Borrower card is required to borrow books from Gutman Library.

Borrowing Period -- General Collection
Students, Faculty and Staff: Semester loan. Due dates are September 10 or February 10 depending on when the material was borrowed.

Alumni & Special Borrowers: 28 days

Borrowing Period -- Reserve Collection
Up to three items may be borrowed at a time for 2 hours, or, if borrowed within 2 hour of closing, overnight. Materials borrowed overnight are due back the next day 1 hour after the library opens.

Reserve tests may be borrowed for 2 hours to review in the library. Students in testing courses may make other arrangements.

Borrowing Period -- DVDs and Videos
3 days

Library Materials that do NOT circulate:

Periodicals, reference materials, items in the stacks labeled "Non-Circulating," Special Collections materials, and all microforms other than theses from other universities.

Books and media materials may be renewed electronically from the "My Account/Renew" function in HOLLIS Classic, or in person, up to a total of 5 loan periods. Reserve materials may only be renewed in person.

Items in circulation may be recalled for your use by selecting the “Request” function from the title availability display in HOLLIS. You will be notified by email when the item becomes available.

If another library patron requests an item you have borrowed, you will be notified by email that the book must be returned before its original due date. Books are subject to recall after a minimum of 14 days of use, and due 7 days after the recall notice was sent.

Overdue Fines
General Collection: Discontinued as of April 1, 2017
Media Materials: $.50 per day
Recalled items: $3.00 per day
Reserve materials: $1.00 per hour per overdue item
Replacement Fees: The charge for a lost book is $65.00 plus accrued fines

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