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Loan Periods

A current HSU ID or Borrowers card must be presented at the Circulation Desk for all checkouts. See ID Office for information.

Loan periods for books from the Main Stacks:

Patron Type Loan # of Renewals (if no hold/recall)
Undergraduate / Extension 3 weeks 3
Graduate Semester (due last day of finals) 6
Staff Semester (due last day of finals) 6
Faculty Academic Year 3
Community / Alumni Borrower 3 weeks 3

Please note that a loan may be shortened and a new due date issued if an item is recalled by another borrower. See requests for more information.

Loan periods for other materials, for all borrowers unless otherwise noted:

Item Type Loan Renewals Limit
Videos / DVDs 3 days No 3
Videos / DVDs (staff & faculty) 1 week Yes None
Videos / DVDs (community borrowers) 1 day No 3
Compact Discs 3 weeks No 3
Children's Lit / Curriculum 3 weeks No None
Government Documents 3 weeks No None
Periodicals 1 day No None
Print Reserve 2 hour / 1 day Yes (2 hour only) 1
Maps 3 weeks No No

Interlibrary Loan and Hold/Recall services, as well as remote access to our licensed databases are restricted to current HSU students, staff, and faculty only.

Fines and Fees

The following item types carry overdue fines of $1 per day, with a maximum of $25 per item:

Overdue Print Reserve items carry late fines of $1/hour, with a maximum per item of $50.

All Library materials overdue by 45 days will be billed for full replacement cost, plus a non-refundable overdue fine of $5-$25.

For materials returned after bill has been paid, see Billing Inquiries & Lost Book Charges for more information, or call 826-5601.

Fines and fees are paid at the Student Financial Services Office. Failure to pay will result in a hold on your HSU records and registration. Accounts overdue by 6 months will be referred to collection.


Please contact the Circulation Department if you have any questions.