Answered By: Kathleen Donovan
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2018     Views: 418

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: 30 month loan

Alumni & Special Borrowers: 12 month loan

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.


Unless recalled by another patron, materials are renewed automatically up to 30 months for current Harvard affiliates and up to one year for alumni and Special Borrowers. Reserve materials may only be renewed in person.

Items in circulation may be recalled for your use by selecting the “Request Pick Up” 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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