Special Borrowers

Special borrowing privileges may be obtained by members of the categories below. Eligible candidates must complete the Special Borrower Registration Form and provide the required documentation. Questions? Email borrowing@brandeis.edu

Special borrower registration form

Special Borrower Types

  • Visiting Scholars
  • Visiting Faculty
  • Courtesy Appointments
  • BOLLI Members
  • Genesis/BIMA Faculty
  • Faculty and Staff Family Members
  • Temporary University Staff (not hired through Human Resources)
  • Local Clergy
  • Other Affiliates
Material Type Loan Period Renewal Period
Main Library Stacks 60 days 3 renewals
Media (DVDs, CDs, VHSs) 7 days 3 renewals
Recreational Reading and Juvenile Literature 60 days No renewals
Journals, periodicals, non-circulating materials Non-circulating No renewals
Course Reserves 2 hours No renewals
Course Reserve Media 4 hours No renewals


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

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.