Borrowing from the Library

borrowing from the library page

Policy Updated: July 2018

Click the button matching your patron status to view your checkout options.

Go to checkout options for Undergraduate students and staff

Undergraduate Students & Staff

Go to checkout options for Graduate students, researchers, and librarians

Graduate Students, Researchers, & Librarians

Go to checkout options for faculty

Faculty

Go to checkout options for visitors

Visitors

 

 


 

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Undergraduate Students & Staff

50 Item Checkout Limit

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Main Stacks | McDermott Library 3rd & 4th floor, Callier Library
Checkout Period: 21 days, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Juvenile Collection | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 21 days, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Government Documents | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 21 days, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Periodicals | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Microforms | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Reference Materials | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: varies – some in library use only
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $50**


Maps | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Special Collections | McDermott Library 3nd floor
In library use only.


Dry Erase Kit | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 2 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Study Room Keys | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 30 minutes to 2 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Course Reserves – Hourly | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 2 hours, in library use only
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Course Reserves – Daily | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: varies – 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


Interlibrary Loan Items | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: set by lending library
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Headphones | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Laptops and Accessories | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 3 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


DVDs and Blu-Rays | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 14 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Audiobooks and CDs | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 14 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Calculators | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Digital Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


3D Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


DSLR Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Media Reserves | Multimedia Center, MC2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours – in media use only
Late Fine: $0.50 per minute, maximum $30**


Audiovisual | Callier Library
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


Assessment Tests – Limit 3 | Callier Library
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


*Total applied when the item is returned.
**Additional replacement and processing fees apply for lost items.

 

Visit the Circulation Policies page to learn more about your borrowing rights and responsibilities.

 

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Graduate Students, Researchers, & Librarians

150 Item Checkout Limit

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Main Stacks | McDermott Library 3rd & 4th floor, Callier Library
Checkout Period: 1 semester, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Juvenile Collection | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 1 semester, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Government Documents | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 1 semester, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Periodicals | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Microforms | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Reference Materials | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: varies – some in library use only
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $50**


Maps | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Special Collections | McDermott Library 3nd floor
In library use only.


Dry Erase Kit | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 2 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Study Room Keys | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 30 minutes to 2 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Graduate Study Lounge Seat & Keys | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 30 minutes to 4 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Course Reserves – Hourly | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 2 hours, in library use only
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Course Reserves – Daily | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: varies – 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


Interlibrary Loan Items | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: set by lending library
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Headphones | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Laptops and Accessories | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 3 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


DVDs and Blu-Rays | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 14 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Audiobooks and CDs | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 14 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Calculators | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Digital Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


3D Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


DSLR Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Media Reserves | Multimedia Center, MC2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours – in media use only
Late Fine: $0.50 per minute, maximum $30**


Audiovisual | Callier Library
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


Assessment Tests – Limit 3 | Callier Library
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


*Total applied when the item is returned.
**Additional replacement and processing fees apply for lost items.

 

Visit the Circulation Policies page to learn more about your borrowing rights and responsibilities.

 

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Faculty

300 Item Checkout Limit

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Main Stacks | McDermott Library 3rd & 4th floor, Callier Library
Checkout Period: 1 semester, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Juvenile Collection | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 1 semester, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Government Documents | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 1 semester, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Periodicals | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Microforms | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Reference Materials | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: varies – some in library use only
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $50**


Maps | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Special Collections | McDermott Library 3nd floor
In library use only.


Course Reserves – Hourly | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 2 hours, in library use only
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Course Reserves – Daily | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: varies – 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


Interlibrary Loan Items | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: set by lending library
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Headphones | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Laptops and Accessories | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 3 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


DVDs and Blu-Rays | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 14 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Audiobooks and CDs | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 14 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Calculators | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Digital Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


3D Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


DSLR Cameras | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


Media Reserves | Multimedia Center, MC2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $30**


Audiovisual | Callier Library
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


Assessment Tests – Limit 3 | Callier Library
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $10 per day, maximum $50**


*Total applied when the item is returned.
**Additional replacement and processing fees apply for lost items.

 

Visit the Circulation Policies page to learn more about your borrowing rights and responsibilities.

 

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Visitors

5 Item Checkout Limit

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Visitors & Alumni must present a valid Comet Card, Friends of the Library card, or TexShare card (with valid Texas driver’s license or state ID) to borrow items from the library.

Visiting Scholars must apply for a Comet Card through a university sponsor.

Learn how to get a TexShare card.
Become a Friend of the Library.

Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult to use the Community User Workstations.

Please note: Borrowing privileges for Friends of the Library and Community Users do not include offsite access to licensed electronic material (i.e. databases and ejournals), or on-site access to licensed resources that require UT Dallas authentication.

 

Main Stacks | McDermott Library 3rd & 4th floor, Callier Library
Checkout Period: 21 days, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Juvenile Collection | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 21 days, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Government Documents | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: 21 days, 6 renewals
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $30**


Periodicals | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Microforms | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Reference Materials | McDermott Library 2nd floor
Checkout Period: varies – some in library use only
Late Fine: $0.50 per day, maximum $50**


Maps | McDermott Library 2nd floor
In library use only.


Special Collections | McDermott Library 3nd floor
In library use only.


Computer Passwords – Community User/Digital Microfilm Workstations | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby
Checkout Period: 2 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Headphones | Services desk, McDermott Library 2nd floor lobby | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


DVDs and Blu-Rays | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours, in Media use only
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Audiobooks and CDs | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 4 hours, in Media use only
Late Fine: $0.10 per minute, maximum $50**


Calculators | Multimedia Center, MC 2.408
Checkout Period: 7 days
Late Fine: $1.00 per day, maximum $50**


*Total applied when the item is returned.
**Additional replacement and processing fees apply for lost items.

 

Visit the Circulation Policies page to learn more about your borrowing rights and responsibilities.

 

Page Last Updated: April 10, 2020