Students, Faculty, and Staff - Borrowing

Privileges for current students, faculty, and staff in Illinois. If you plan on leaving the state of Illinois, please refer to the Out-of-State Users Policy.

Undergraduate Students

  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Loan periods
    • Books – 4 weeks
    • Periodicals – varies by library location, check the Library Catalog for status
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Graduate Students

  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Loan periods
    • Books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location, check the Library Catalog for status (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Faculty

  • Bookstacks Access with valid i-card
  • Loan Periods
    • Books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location, check the Library Catalog for status (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal Limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 6 renewals – I-Share items

Staff

  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Retired staff living out-of-state see borrowing privileges for LB courtesy users and Borrowing Policy for Out-of-State Users.
  • Loan periods
    • Books – 4 weeks
    • Periodicals – varies by library location, check the Library Catalog for status (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Academic Employees

  • Bookstacks Access with valid i-card
  • Loan Periods
    • Books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location, check the Library Catalog for status (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal Limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 6 renewals – I-Share items

Emeritus Faculty

  • Bookstacks Access with valid i-card
  • Emeritus faculty living out-of-state – see borrowing privileges for LB courtesy users and Borrowing Policy for Out-of-State Users.
  • Loan Periods
    • Books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location, check the Library Catalog for status (most unbound periodicals are don’t circulate)
  • Renewal Limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 6 renewals – I-Share items

Retired Faculty and Staff

  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Retired faculty living out-of-state see borrowing privileges for LB courtesy users and Borrowing Policy for Out-of-State Users.
  • Loan periods
    • Books – 4 weeks
    • Periodicals – varies by library location, check the Library Catalog for status
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items