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How Long Can Materials Be Checked out?

Depending on whether a patron is Faculty, Staff, Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student, or a Non-University Patron, checkout length will vary. Books in the Browsing Collection are limited to a three week checkout. In most cases, Reference Books, Indexes, and Journals cannot be checked out. The links below will assist you in determining the proper check out periods for your Library status:

Keep in mind that items requested by other patrons are subject to recall after three weeks. Materials needed for Reserve are subject to recall immediately. Until Library materials are returned, they are the responsibility of the borrower. Credit for return will be given when the material is checked in at the Circulation Services desk and the book is stamped with the return date.

UCF students who are not currently enrolled cannot check out books or renew any books checked out to them and must return the books to the Library by the due date or overdue fines and possibly lost book bills will apply. If you are not taking any classes during a semester (including Summer semesters) you are NOT considered currently enrolled.

Undergraduate Students

In most cases, undergraduates may check out books from the General Collection for three weeks. If the book or other material has a different checkout period, this will be noted on the date due slip.

Materials checked out from the General Collection have a grace period of 3 days. Fines accrue from the stamped due date, but are not collected until the amount reaches $1.00 (4 days overdue). Grace periods are not granted to Reserves, Interlibrary Loans, or special permission items.

In the table below, items which are listed as "Library use only", cannot be checked out:

MATERIAL TYPE LOAN PERIOD
Annual Reports Library use only
Audiovisuals 1 week*
General Collection 3 weeks
Browsing Collection 3 weeks
Government Documents 3 weeks
Interlibrary Loans Varies
Newspapers Library use only
Periodicals Library use only
Reference Books Library use only
Reserve Materials Specified by professor
Special Collections Library use only

* Can only be renewed once online.

UCF students must be currently enrolled to check out materials, please see the UCF Libraries Policy for Student and Faculty/Staff Borrowing Privileges.

Graduate Students

In most cases, Graduate students may check out books from the General Collection for eight weeks. If the book or other material has a different checkout period, this will be noted on the date due slip. All materials are subject to recall after 3 weeks and must be returned when requested.

Materials checked out from the General Collection have a grace period of 3 days. Fines accrue from the stamped due date, but are not collected until the amount reaches $1.00 (4 days overdue). Grace periods are not granted to Reserves, Interlibrary Loans, or special permission items.

In the table below, items which are listed as "Library use only", cannot be checked out:

MATERIAL TYPE LOAN PERIOD
Annual Reports Library use only
Audiovisuals 1 week*
General Collection 8 weeks**
Browsing Collection 3 weeks
Government Documents 8 weeks**
Interlibrary Loans Varies
Newspapers Library use only
Periodicals Library use only
Reference Books Library use only
Reserve Materials Specified by professor
Special Collections Library use only

* Can only be renewed once online.
** Subject to recall after 3 weeks.

UCF students must be currently enrolled to check out materials, please see the UCF Libraries Policy for Student and Faculty/Staff Borrowing Privileges.

Faculty and Staff

In most cases, Faculty and Staff may check out books from the General Collection for six months. If the book or other material has a different checkout period, this will be noted on the date due slip. All materials are subject to recall after 3 weeks and must be returned when requested.

In the table below, items which are listed as "Library use only", cannot be checked out:

MATERIAL TYPE LOAN PERIOD
Annual Reports Library use only
Audiovisuals 1 week
General Collection Biannual**
Browsing Collection 3 weeks
Government Documents Biannual**
Interlibrary Loans Varies
Newspapers Library use only
Periodicals Library use only
Reference Books Library use only
Reserve Materials Specified by professor
Special Collections Library use only

* Can only be renewed once online.
**Subject to recall after 3 weeks.

For Faculty and Staff borrowing privileges, please see the UCF Libraries Policy on Student and Faculty/Staff Borrowing Privileges.

Non-University Patrons

In most cases, Non-University Patrons may check out books from the General Collection for three weeks. If the book or other material has a different checkout period, this will be noted on the date due slip.

Materials checked out from the General Collection have a grace period of 3 days. Fines accrue from the stamped due date, but are not collected until the amount reaches $1.00 (4 days overdue). Grace periods are not granted to Reserves, Interlibrary Loans, or special permission items.

In the table below, items which are listed as "Library use only", cannot be checked out:

MATERIAL TYPE LOAN PERIOD
Annual Reports Library use only
Audiovisuals 1 week*
General Collection 3 weeks
Browsing Collection 3 weeks
Government Documents 3 weeks
Newspapers Library use only
Periodicals Library use only
Reference Books Library use only
Special Collections Library use only

* Can only be renewed once online.

For Non-University Patrons borrowing privileges, please see the UCF Libraries Policy on Non- University Patrons Borrowing Privileges.

Last updated April 18, 2012 4:48:33 PM

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