Faculty and Staff

Listed below are borrowing privilege and fine information for general library materials.

Loan Periods

Material Type Loan Period Renewal Period
Main Library Stacks 1 academic 3 academic year renewals
Media (DVDs, CDs, VHSs) 7 days 3 renewals
Recreational Reading and Juvenile Literature 60 days No renewals
Journals, periodicals, non-circulating materials 3 days (circulating upon approval) No renewals
Course Reserves* 2 hours No renewals
Course Reserve Media* 4 hours No renewals

* Faculty can borrow materials on course reserve for their course for an extended period. Please ask when borrowing.


Material Type Overdue Fine Amount Maximum Overdue Fines
Main Library Stacks No overdue fines
Media (DVDs, CDs, VHSs) No overdue fines
Recreational Reading and Juvenile Literature No overdue fines
Journals, periodicals, non-circulating materials No overdue fines
Course Reserves $2 per hour $100
Course Reserve Media $2 per hour $100
Lockers $0.25 per day $10

For more information on fines and lost item fees, visit Fines and Fees.

Renewing Your Items

You may renew eligible materials if they have not been requested by another borrower. Books and media can be renewed through OneSearch from the My Account section, in person at the Information and Borrowing Desk, by responding to our email notices, or by emailing borrowing@brandeis.edu.

Other Borrowing Services