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Borrowing Priviledges

Washington University students, faculty, staff and courtesy borrowers who have current identification cards may borrow books. A current Washington University I.D. or courtesy card is required for all borrowing transactions.

Loan Periods

  Category Loan Period
  Undergraduates 28 days
  Graduate students 60 days
  Faculty 90 days
  W.U. staff 28 days
  Courtesy Borrowers 21 days
  Pop-Lit books 2 weeks (all borrowers)
  Videos / DVDs 14 days (all borrowers, limit 30 total AV items per person)

Visitors may get borrowing privileges after donating to the University Century Club. Information on this program is available at http://library.wustl.edu/services/visitors.html

Proxy Borrowing

Faculty may grant proxy borrowing privileges to a research assistant. Please read the Proxy Borrowing Policy for more information.

Circulation of Periodicals

Periodicals circulate to Washington University faculty and graduate students. Bound periodicals circulate for 3 days. Unbound periodicals (current issues) circulate for 1 day. Graduate students with overdue periodicals will be fined $1.00 per day, with no grace period.