How long can I check an item out for?
Answered By: Leah Puchalski

Students (undergraduate and graduate)

  • May borrow up to 100 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items. Items will automatically renew.
  • Remote access to electronic resources.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the campus Business Office.

Faculty (includes adjunct)/Christian Brothers

  • May borrow up to 100 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 1 semester.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items. Items will automatically renew.
  • Remote access to electronic resources.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library with cash or check only.

Staff

  • May borrow up to 100 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items. Items will automatically renew.
  • Remote access to electronic resources.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library with cash or check only.

Alumni

  • Alumni may purchase a library card for a $10 annual fee.
  • May borrow up to 10 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days with no renewal.
  • There is 1 renewal for most items.
  • Alumni have access upon request to the Sage databases, and the Project MUSE databases. All other electronic resources are available on-site. Electronic resources available through the Saint Mary's College Library are licensed by the college for non-commercial use by SMC faculty, staff, students, and on-site users, for educational or research purposes only.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library with cash or check only.

Community Borrowers

  • Community borrowers may purchase a library card for a $75 annual fee. 
  • Residents of Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda counties may apply for a library card.
  • May borrow up to 10 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual material is 7 days with no renewal.
  • There is 1 renewal for most items.
  • Electronic resources are accessible on-campus.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library with cash or check only.

Families of College Employees

  • Spouses, partners, and children (ages 16 and up) of current Saint Mary's employees may register to receive a library card.
  • May borrow up to 100 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • There are 2 renewals for most items.
  • Electronic resources are accessible on-campus.

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

Upon approval from their department and the Library:

  • May borrow up to 100 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 1 semester.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days with no renewal.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items. Items will automatically renew.
  • Remote access to electronic resources.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the Library with cash or check only.

Non-Matriculated Students

  • May borrow up to 10 items.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual material is 7 days with no renewal.
  • There is 1 renewal for most items.
  • Electronic resources are accessible on-campus.

Affiliated Scholar

  • Borrowing privileges through resource sharing.
  • Electronic resources are accessible on-campus.
  • A research consultation is available by drop-in or appointment.
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2023     Views: 153

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