Students, Faculty, and Staff - Borrowing

At this time, patrons do not have access to the Main Stacks. Library staff will be happy to retrieve items from the Main Stacks for you.

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