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Borrowing privileges

How do I check out materials?

If you are Virginia Tech faculty, staff, or student, please bring your Hokie Passport to the Circulation/Reserve desk. Other types of patrons need to register using a valid photo ID such as a Virginia driver's license, a valid passport, or a photo ID from another Virginia college.

Where and how do I return library materials?

If you would like a receipt for returned materials you must return the items to a service desk. Note that items are not considered "returned" until they have been processed by the staff. 

Reserve, Interlibrary Loan, and electronics should be returned to the owning location to ensure prompt credit to your account and to avoid damage. 

Borrowing privileges

  Undergraduate Graduate Faculty/Staff Other VA patrons
Total number of items allowed on account 50 items 150 items 150 items 50 items
Books 30 day loan
limit 50
.25/day overdue
4 renewals
180 day loan
limit 150
.25/day overdue
3 renewals
365 day loan
limit 150
no daily fine*
3 renewals
30 day loan
limit 50
.25/day overdue
4 renewals
Popular Reading books 21 day loan
limit 5
1.00/day overdue
1 renewals
21 day loan
limit 5
1.00/day overdue
1 renewals
21 day loan
limit 5
no daily fine*
1 renewals
21 day loan
limit 5
1.00/day overdue
1 renewals
Storage journals 21 day loan
limit 50
$.25/day overdue
no renewals
21 day loan
limit 150
$.25/day overdue
no renewals
21 day loan
limit 150
no daily fine*
no renewals
21 day loan
limit 50
$.25/day overdue
no renewals
Scripts 30 day loan
limit 10
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 10
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 10
no daily fine*
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 10
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
Newman bound journals 7 day loan
limit 5
$5/day overdue
no renewals
7 day loan
limit 5
$5/day overdue
no renewals
7 day loan
limit 5
$5/day overdue
no renewals
7 day loan
limit 5
$5/day overdue
no renewals
Reserve material variable per instructor
limit 2
$1/hour overdue
no renewals
variable per instructor
limit 2
$1/hour overdue
no renewals
variable per instructor
limit 2
$1/hour overdue
no renewals
variable per instructor
limit 2
$1/hour overdue
no renewals
Videos, DVDs, optical discs 5 day loan
limit 3
$1/day overdue
no renewals
5 day loan
limit 3
$1/day overdue
no renewals
5 day loan
limit 3
$1/day overdue
no renewals
5 day loan
limit 3
$1/day overdue
no renewals
Compact discs, audiocassettes 30 day loan
limit 10
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 10
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 10
no daily fine*
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 10
$.25/day overdue4 renewals
Phonorecords 30 day loan
limit 5
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 5
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 5
no daily fine*
4 renewals
30 day loan
limit 5
$.25/day overdue
4 renewals
*As a general rule, faculty and staff are not fined for the late return/renewal of library books. However, faculty and staff are fined $1.00 per day late for not honoring recalls and the late return of videos for personal use and Popular Reading books, and $5.00 per day for late return of bound journals.

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My Library Account

Check My Library Account to view all materials checked out to you, due dates, renewal options, awaiting materials you have requested, and any fines you may have.