Due Dates & Loan Periods

Log in to My Account and select Checked Out Items to view due dates and times for all items loaned to your account.

Standard Loans (UChicago Library Items)

  • Loan Period & due date: varies by borrower; see below
  • Overdue fines: none, unless recalled
  • Declared lost/billed for replacement: 21 days after due date if not renewed or returned

Faculty

  • Loan period: indefinite
  • Due date: none unless recalled
  • Renewals: n/a

Students, Staff, and Alumni

  • Loan period: quarterly
  • Due date: Friday of first week of following quarter, unless recalled
  • Renewals: 3 (except for Ph.D / J.S.D. students: unlimited)

Alumni may purchase borrowing privileges at the ID & Privileges Office.

Northwestern Borrowers

  • Loan period: 12 weeks unless recalled
  • Due date: varies; see My Account
  • Renewals: 3

UIC Faculty

  • Loan period: 28 days for Crerar; 6 weeks for all other libraries, unless recalled
  • Due date: varies; see My Account
  • Renewals: 3

Other Borrowers

If you are a borrower not listed above, see Access and Privileges for more information.

Recalled Items

  • Due date: 7 days after recall; see My Account
  • Renewals: none; recalled items may not be renewed
  • Overdue fines: $5 per day ($100 maximum)
  • Declared lost/billed for replacement: 14 days after due due date if not returned

Interlibrary Loan, BorrowDirect, UBorrow Items

  • Due date: varies; see My Account
  • Renewals: varies; not all items are eligible for renewal
  • Overdue fines: $5 per day ($100 maximum)
  • Declared lost/billed for replacement: 14 days after due due date if not renewed or returned

Reserves Items

Reserves items have specific due times (hour/minute) and are due immediately following that due time.

  • Loan period: typically 2, 4, or 24 hours
  • Due date/time: varies; see My Account
  • Renewals: none; reserves items may not be renewed
  • Overdue fines: $3 per hour ($100 maximum)
  • Declared lost/billed for replacement: 14 days after due due date if not returned
  • Borrowing limit: 2 reserves items at a time (excludes D'Angelo Law reserves)
Users must wait 20 minutes after returning a reserves item to borrow it again, unless an identical copy is currently available.

Short Term Loan Items

  • Loan period: typically 7 or 14 days
  • Due date: varies; see My Account
  • Renewals: none; short term loan items may not be renewed.
  • Overdue fines: $5 per day ($100 maximum)
  • Declared lost/billed for replacement: 14 days after due date if not returned

Short term loans include DVDs at D'Angelo Law Library (14 day loan), Mathematics journals in Crerar (7 day loan), and selected items in Mansueto (7 day loan).

Video Games

  • Loan period: same as regular items
  • Due date: varies by borrower; see regular items above
  • Renewals: varies by borrower; see regular items above
  • Overdue fines: $5 per day ($100 maximum)
  • Declared lost/billed for replacement: 14 days after due due date if not returned
  • Borrowing limit: 3 video games at a time

The Library does not provide equipment on which to play video games; users may borrow consoles from the Logan Media Center.

Notices from the Library

As a courtesy, the Library will routinely send email notices to borrowers about recalled items, due dates, overdue items, fines, and lost items.

Borrowers are responsible for keeping track of due dates and returning Library materials on time whether or not they receive such notices and are responsible for paying any fines or fees incurred as a result of failing to do so.

The library uses the most current email address on file to send notices. All Library users are responsible for keeping their contact information current.