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Borrowing and Privileges: Alumni

Borrowing and Privileges– Alumni

Drew alumni are welcome to borrow books for use outside the library at no charge in addition to using our databases and other resources on-site. If you wish to borrow books:

  • Obtain an alumni card from Alumni Office
  • Bring the alumni card to the Circulation Desk in the library and complete registration form.  A barcode will be affixed to alumni card.  The alumni card serves as your library card.  Borrowing privileges are granted for one year and are renewable if your account  is in good standing without overdue books, or other issues.

Borrowing Privileges and loan periods

Alumni may borrow up to 20 items at a time for a loan period of 30 days. If an alumni contacts the Circulation Desk, via email or
telephone prior to an item’s due date, it may be renewed one time if there are no unresolved overdue books or other account issues.
Interlibrary Loan and recall privileges are not granted. Most off-site database access is not granted; to see what databases may be accessed off-site by alumni, go to http://libguides.drew.edu/alumni-resources

Items that are overdue for 35 days are assumed to be lost and a $100.00 per item replacement charge is placed on the borrower’s account (unless it is determined that the replacement cost for the item exceeds $100.00-$90 Replacement fee/$10 Processing fee.   If alumni produces a replacement copy with the approval of library staff, the will be a $10 replacement fee.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

When an item becomes assumed lost, library privileges are automatically suspended until all assumed lost books have been returned and/or all replacement fees are paid.

Recalled Items

Recalls are requests by Drew faculty, staff, students, or Reserves for material charged to another borrower. Items are subject to recall 20 days after the original charge out date. However, items needed for Reserve may be recalled at any time. If a recalled item is not returned promptly, a patron is subject to replacement charges, and the suspension of borrowing privileges.

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