Loan Periods

Students, faculty and staff of Indiana University, persons affiliated with Indiana University, residents of the State of Indiana, CIC Scholars, and OCLC Scholars may borrow or check out library materials. Most libraries in the IU Bloomington Library system have the same basic policies for book checkout and renewal.  Individual libraries maintain some special collections.  If you are using one of these specialized libraries, consult their circulation policy descriptions.

Loan Periods

  • Faculty : 120 day loan
  • Staff : 120 day loan
  • Graduate Students and Staff : 120 day loan
  • Undergraduate Students : 45 day loan
  • Indiana Residents : 30 day loan. 
  • Wells Library Core Collection Materials: 14 days, maximum of 2 renewals for all borrowers.

Important: The circulation policies vary depending on the type of material and library and some library materials cannot be borrowed. More information on circulation policies, including limited circulation or non-circulating materials

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