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Borrowing

Library Cards


All registered AU students, faculty, and staff are able to check out Phillips Library and/or Scott Library materials with their AU ID card or a photo ID.

Alumni are able to check out materials with their AU Alumni card obtained from Alumni Relations, find more information on our policies page:

Policies

Loan Periods


Students:

Books: 28 days, 3 renewals

Media: 14 days, no renewals

Curriculum Collection: 7 days, 1 renewal

Faculty:
Alumni:

Books: 112 days, 3 renewals

Media: 14 days, no renewals

Curriculum Collection: 7 days, 1 renewal

Books: 28 days, 3 renewals

Media: Not available to check-out

Curriculum Collection: 7 days, 1 renewal

 

Limits: Students and faculty are limited to a total of 100 items checked out; Alumni are limited to 10 items checked out.

Fines & Fees


Phillips Library does not charge daily fines for AU items. Once an item is considered 'lost', the following amounts will be charged.

Students:

Books: $60 lost item fee + $15 processing fee

Media: $135 lost item fee + $15 processing fee

If an item is returned before fines are reported to Student Accounts, fines are forgiven; if returned after reported to Student Accounts all but $5 is forgiven. Payable at Student Accounts.

Faculty:
Alumni:

Books: $60 lost item fee + $15 processing fee

Media: $135 lost item + $15 processing fee

If an item is returned all fines are forgiven.

Books: $60 lost item fee + $15 processing fee

Media: Not available to check-out

Curriculum Collection: 7 days, 1 renewal

 

If an I-Share or Tipasa item is overdue or lost, you must contact the lending library. Please contact Phillips Library at 630-844-5439 if you have any questions.