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Student Borrowing

students studying


Books, Audio Books, Popular Reading Room Books & Trico Books
  • Loan Period: 28 days, or 1 semester for seniors
  • Renewals: 2
Reference Books 
  • Loan period: 1 day
  • Not renewable
  • Overdue Fines: $1 per day. You will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
Course Reserves

Course reserves provide fair and equitable access to course materials for everyone in your class. Borrow responsibly!

general reserves: mccabe & underhill
  • Loan period: 
    • Daytime: 3 hours
    • Overnight: from 3 hours before library closing until 9:30am weekdays, noon on weekends
  • Not renewable
general reserves: cornell
  • Loan period: 2 hours, in library use only
  • Renewals: 1 renewal in person at the Circulation Desk, unless the item has been requested by another patron. 
general reserves: videos
  • Loan period: 4 hours, in library use only (although there may be some exceptions for items you may check out for 1 day.)
  • Not renewable
active honors reserves
  • Loan period: items due at 1pm the following day regardless of checkout time
  • Renewals:
    • McCabe & Underhill: unlimited renewals by phone or in person at the Reserves Desk, unless the item has been requested by someone else
    • Cornell: one renewal, unless the item has been requested by someone else.
inactive honors reserves
  • Loan period: 28 days, or until the end of the semester for seniors.
    • All honors reserves are subject to recall and all become active on April 1 for the benefit of those studying for honors exams.
  • Renewals: 2
Laptops, iPads and electronic equipment
  • Loan period: 6 hours, in library use only
  • Not renewable
  • Loan period: 1 week
  • Not renewable
ipads (some with keyboards)
  • Loan period: 2 days
  • Not renewable
chargers, cables, adaptors, laptop locks, headphones & remotes (for use in the viewing rooms on Mccabe level 3)
  • Loan period: 6 hours
  • Not renewable
  • You may purchase earbuds for 75 cents!
Journals: McCabe & Underhill (Cornell journals do not circulate)
Individual issues
  • Loan period: 7 days
  • One renewal
bound volumes
  • Loan period: 28 days
  • Two renewals
dvds & video
  • Loan period: 7 days (5 item limit)
  • One, four-day renewal
cds & lps
  • Loan period: 7 days
  • 2 renewals
  • Loan period: one semester
  • One renewal
E-Z Borrow loans
  • Loan period: 12 weeks
  • Not renewable
  • Overdue penalty of $1 per day