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Dana Library Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Policy

Loans will be made to the following individuals only:
  • Members of the UVM community presenting a valid UVM ID.
  • University of Vermont Medical Center employees presenting a valid University of Vermont Medical Center badge.
    UVM and University of Vermont Medical Center affiliates may check out a maximum of 100 items from the circulating collections of the UVM Libraries at any one time.
  • Unaffiliated users may check out a maximum of 10 items from the circulating collections of UVM Libraries at any one time, for up to 4 weeks (28 days), no renerwals allowed. However, journals do not circulate to unaffiliated users. A library card is required. Please see Services for Unaffiliated Users for details.

Students enrolled at other colleges do not have borrowing privileges even if they are Vermont residents.
All persons not permitted direct loans as defined above must obtain books through their local library as an Interlibrary Loan.

General Borrowing Privileges

You may use any library on campus subject to the policies governing that specific library. You may use non-circulating materials (reference) in the library. You may make use of other library services, such as reference assistance and photocopy machines.Your card is non-transferable and may be used only in person.

Loan Policy

Materials: Loan period Renewals * Fines
Books 4 weeks 3 $0.50/day
Bound journals 4 days 3 $1.00/day
Media 4 weeks 3 $.50/day
Unbound journals 2 hours 0 $5.00 overnight use
Reserve Materials 2 hours, 3 days and 7 days 0 $10.00/hour or day
* items must be returned to the library when the renewal limit has been reached


Reserve books can be taken out of the library during the day for 2 hours.
Reserve books can be borrowed overnight.The book can be charged to you within 2 hours of closing and is due back within 30 minutes of opening. OVERDUE FINES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Holds and Searches

If you cannot locate a book on the shelf, check the UVM Library Catalog to see if the book has been checked out to someone. Although we do not recall books for alumni borrowers, we will place a hold on an item. You will be notified when the requested book has been returned, and it will be held for you at the Circulation Desk for seven days. If the book is not on the shelf and is not checked out to someone, please request that a search be conducted by notifying staff at the Circulation Desk.

Recalled Books

Any library material you have checked out may be recalled for use by a UVM student, faculty member, or staff member. Materials requested for course reserve are subject to immediate recall. If you do not return a recalled item by the date indicated on the recall notice, you will be charged a $10 recall overdue fee, and you will lose borrowing privileges until the book is returned to the library.

Overdue Materials and Fines

All library users are subject to charges. Library users are responsible for remembering when their books are overdue. A due date is stamped in the back of each charged book. One overdue notice is sent before a charge notice is generated. Overdue notices are a courtesy. Failure to receive this notice does not exempt a user from overdue charges.

Overdue Charges and Replacement Charges

If you do not return a book within seven days of the due date, you will incur a charge. An overdue transaction charge of $10.00 is charged for each book overdue. Cost of replacement is based on the book price. Cost adjustments are made for expensive items or items that may have to be searched for and obtained from the out-of-print book market.

Renewals may be done in person, by phone at 656-2200, by e-mail, or on-line.
Administrative overdue fees will accrue on a daily basis and fines will be enforced.

To see what you have Charged to you or to Renew or Recall an Item click here.

For more information about Circulation, please email Lesley Boucher.

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