Students, Faculty, and Staff - Borrowing

As of August 16, 2021, eligible patrons have access to the Main Stacks again. Please see Main Stacks Access for details on who is eligible and what type of card is required for entry.

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

  • Limit 100 items
  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Loan periods
    • Most books – 4 weeks
    • Periodicals – varies by library location (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Graduate Students

  • Limit 400 items
  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Loan periods
    • Most books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Faculty

  • Limit 500 items
  • Bookstacks Access with valid i-card
  • Loan Periods
    • Most books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal Limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Staff

  • Limit 200 items
  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Loan periods
    • Most books – 4 weeks
    • Periodicals – varies by library location (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Academic Employees

  • Limit 500 items
  • Bookstacks Access with valid i-card
  • Loan Periods
    • Most books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal Limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Emeritus Faculty

  • Limit 500 items
  • 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
    • Most books
      • 16 weeks – Urbana campus items
      • 4 weeks – I-Share items
    • Periodicals – varies by library location (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal Limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items

Retired Faculty and Staff

  • Limit 200 items
  • Bookstacks access with valid i-card
  • Retired faculty and staff living out-of-state – see borrowing privileges for LB courtesy users and Borrowing Policy for Out-of-State Users.
  • Loan periods
    • Most books – 4 weeks
    • Periodicals – varies by library location (most unbound periodicals don’t circulate)
  • Renewal limits
    • 10 renewals – Urbana campus items
    • 3 renewals – I-Share items