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Borrowing Policies

Eligible Borrowers

  • DI students, faculty, staff, and alumni may borrow materials from the Library.
  • Community members are welcome to use the collections in the Library but are not eligible for borrowing privileges.

Loan Periods

  • Most items may be borrowed for a 4-week period.
  • Some Course Reserve items may be borrowed for 2 days, 1 day, or 2 hours.
  • Most current magazine issues, Reference materials, and Course Reserve materials may be used only in the Library and are not available for check-out.


  • Library materials must be returned during regular Library hours.


  • In most cases, materials may be renewed online, by email, over the phone, or in person.
  • An item that has been placed on hold by another borrower may not be renewed.


  • Borrowers may place holds on any circulating item online, by email, over the phone, or in person. If the item is currently available, it will be ready for check-out immediately. If the item is currently checked out, the requesting borrower will be informed by email when it is returned. The item will be held for requesting borrower at the Library desk for 8 days.


  • Courtesy reminders alert borrowers when items are due soon or overdue. All notices are sent to the borrower’s DI email address.
  • Note: Failure to receive a courtesy notice does not relieve the borrower of responsibility to return or renew materials by the due date.


  • Overdue fines for Course Reserve items: $1.00/day
  • Overdue fines for all other items: $0.25/day
  • Transcripts and diplomas may be held until all outstanding fines have been paid.

Lost Items

  • For each lost item, the borrower will be charged the full replacement cost plus a $10.00 processing fee. Once a replacement has been ordered, the borrower is responsible for these charges even if the item is returned.
  • Transcripts and diplomas may be held until all lost items have been paid for.
  • Note: Any item not returned by the end of the semester is considered lost unless an extended loan has been arranged with a Librarian.

Damaged Book Policy

  • Borrowers are responsible for any damage that occurs to an item while it is checked out.
  • The Librarian will determine the cost of repair, not to exceed the replacement cost of the item.

Account Blocks

  • Students will be blocked from borrowing if they have more than $10.00 in fines or any item more than 30 days overdue.
  • Transcripts and diplomas may be held until all outstanding fines and replacement costs have been paid.