Borrowing Policies for Faculty & Staff

Borrowing Policies for Faculty & Staff

Consult this page for additional information regarding renewals, requesting items from Bryn Mawr and Haverford, recalls, returns, fines, and penalty points.

Books

  • Books

    • Loan Period: Until February 15 of the following year.
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Audio Books

    • Loan Period: 28 days
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Popular Reading Room Books

    • Loan Period: 28 days
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Reference Books from McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 1 day
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: $1 per day. You will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Books from Bryn Mawr & Haverford

    • Loan Period for Faculty: Until February 15 of the following year.
    • Loan Period for Staff: Until February 15 of the following year for Bryn Mawr books; 28 days for Haverford books.
    • Renewals for Faculty: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Renewals for Staff: 2.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.

Reserves

  • General Reserves from McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 1 day. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • General Reserves from Cornell

    • Loan Period: 2 hours. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • Video Reserves

    • Loan Period: 1 day. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • Active Honor Reserves

    • Loan Period: 1 day. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • Inactive Honor Reserves

    • Loan Period: Until February 15 of the following year. All honors reserves become active on April 1 to benefit those studying for exams, and are subject to recall. If you have a concern or question, please email circ@swarthmore.edu or visit the Reserves Desk.
    • Renewals: 1
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.

Journals

  • Individual Issues

    McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Renewals: 1
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day

    Cornell

    • Loan Period: 1 day.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines.
  • Bound Volumes

    McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 28 days
    • Renewals: 2
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.

    Cornell

    • Loan Period: 7 days.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines.

Multimedia and Other Materials

  • DVDs & Videos

    • Loan Period - Faculty: 7 days, with a limit of 10 items
    • Loan Period - Staff: 7 days, with a limit of 35 items
    • Renewals: 1
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • CDs & LPs

    • Loan Period: Until February 15 of the following year.
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Scores

    • Loan Period: Until February 15 of the following year.
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • E-Z Borrow Materials

    • Loan Period: 12 weeks
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: $1 per day