Standard Loan Periods

The information below is meant as a guideline and may not be accurate for all situations or all libraries. A guide to the abbreviations can be found at the bottom of the page.


Students

Borrower Type Monographs (most books) Main Stacks Serials Other Serials I-Share print items (e.g. books) I-Share non-print items (e.g. DVDs) UGL DVDs and video games MPAL CDs and DVDs* Uni. High nonfiction Uni. High fiction and graphic novels Res. Hall books Res. Hall CDs Res. Hall DVDs
Grad Student
(Limit 400 items)
16 weeks
10 renewals
Bound Serials:
16 weeks
10 renewals
Individual issues:
2 weeks
10 renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks
3 renewals
2 weeks
1 renewal
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 10
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
4 weeks
1 renewal
Limit 4
1 week
no renewals
Limit 2
3 days
no renewals
Undergrad
(Limit 100 items)
4 weeks
10 renewals
Bound Serials:
4 weeks
10 renewals
Individual issues:
same day
no renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks
3 renewals
2 weeks
1 renewal
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 5
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
4 weeks
1 renewal
Limit 4
1 week
no renewals
Limit 2
3 days
no renewals

* CDs and DVDs from the Music and Performing Arts Library cannot be requested by pick slip.


Faculty and Staff (current and retired)

Borrower Type Monographs (most books) Main Stacks Serials Other Serials I-Share print items (e.g. books) I-Share non-print items (e.g. DVDs) UGL DVDs and video games MPAL CDs and DVDs* Uni. High nonfiction Uni. High fiction and graphic novels Res. Hall books Res. Hall CDs Res. Hall DVDs
Faculty
(Limit 500 items)
16 weeks
10 renewals
Bound Serials:
16 weeks
10 renewals
Individual issues:
2 weeks
10 renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks
3 renewals
2 weeks
1 renewal
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 20
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
4 weeks
1 renewal
Limit 4
1 week
no renewals
Limit 2
3 days
no renewals
Academic Professional
(Limit 500 items)
16 weeks
10 renewals
Bound Serials:
16 weeks
10 renewals
Individual issues:
2 weeks
10 renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks
3 renewals
2 weeks
1 renewal
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 5
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
4 weeks
1 renewal
Limit 4
1 week
no renewals
Limit 2
3 days
no renewals
Staff
(Limit 200 items)
4 weeks
10 renewals
Bound Serials:
4 weeks
10 renewals
Individual issues:
same day
no renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks
3 renewals
2 weeks
1 renewal
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 5
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
4 weeks
1 renewal
Limit 4
1 week
no renewals
Limit 2
3 days
no renewals
Emeritus Faculty
(Limit 500 items)
16 weeks
10 renewals
Bound Serials:
16 weeks
10 renewals
Individual issues:
2 weeks
10 renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks
3 renewals
2 weeks
1 renewal
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 20
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
4 weeks
1 renewal
Limit 4
1 week
no renewals
Limit 2
3 days
no renewals
Retired (non-emeritus)
(Limit 200 items)
4 weeks
10 renewals
Bound Serials:
4 weeks
10 renewals
Individual issues:
same day
no renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks
3 renewals
2 weeks
1 renewal
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 5
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
4 weeks
1 renewal
Limit 4
1 week
no renewals
Limit 2
3 days
no renewals

* CDs and DVDs from the Music and Performing Arts Library cannot be requested by pick slip.


Courtesy Card holders

Borrower Type Monographs (most books) Main Stacks Serials Other Serials I-Share print items (e.g. books) I-Share non-print items (e.g. DVDs) UGL DVDs and video games** MPAL CDs and DVDs* Uni. High nonfiction Uni. High fiction and graphic novels Res. Hall books Res. Hall CDs Res. Hall DVDs
LH (white card)
(Limit 100 items)
4 weeks
10 renewals
same day
no renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy N/A N/A Limit 1
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 5
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
10 renewals
2 weeks
10 renewals
N/A N/A N/A
LL (pink card)
(Limit 25 items)
4 weeks
5 renewals
same day
no renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy N/A N/A Limit 1
1 week
3 renewals
Limit 5
1 week
no renewals
4 weeks
5 renewals
2 weeks
5 renewals
N/A N/A N/A
LB (blue card)
Building Use Only
same day
no renewals
same day
no renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy N/A N/A Limit 1
same day
no renewals
same day
no renewals
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

* CDs and DVDs from the Music and Performing Arts Library cannot be requested by pick slip.
** Courtesy card patrons cannot request DVDs or video games from the Undergraduate Library by pick slip.


I-Share patrons

Borrower Type Monographs (most books) Main Stacks Serials Other Serials I-Share print items (e.g. books) I-Share non-print items (e.g. DVDs) UGL DVDs and video games** MPAL CDs and DVDs* Uni. High nonfiction Uni. High fiction and graphic novels Res. Hall books Res. Hall CDs Res. Hall DVDs
I-Share 4 weeks
3 renewals
4 weeks
3 renewals
Contact owning library to determine circulation policy 4 weeks^
3 renewals^
2 weeks^
1 renewal^
2 weeks
1 renewal
N/A 4 weeks
3 renewals
4 weeks
3 renewals
N/A N/A N/A

^ I-Share patrons who choose a UIUC pickup location for their institution’s library’s items will receive their institution’s library’s loan period. Their renewal limit for these items also corresponds to their institution’s library’s policy. (That is to say, if they’re getting items from their home library and picking them up at a UIUC library, the loan period and number of renewals will be the same as if they had picked them up at their home library.)
* CDs and DVDs from the Music and Performing Arts Library cannot be requested by pick slip.
** I-Share patrons cannot request DVDs or video games from the Undergraduate Library by pick slip.


Abbreviations:

LB: Local BUO (Building Use Only)
LH: Local High-privilege
LL: Local Low-privilege
MPAL: Music and Performing Arts Library
N/A: Not applicable
Res. Hall: Residence Hall libraries
UB: Universal Borrowing (I-Share)
UGL: Undergraduate Library
Uni. High: University High School Library