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Circulation / Reserve: Loans & Renewals

Policies and procedures for circulation and reserve materials.

Renew Books Online

Materials may be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk, by telephone (954.201.6649) or online at My Account on the U/C Library home page. For most items, renewals are allowed one time if the material is NOT overdue.

  • BC students: Enter your BC Student ID Card Number and PIN. Your PIN is the four digits of your birth date (MMDD) unless you have changed it.  For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.
  • FAU students: Enter your Library Card number that begins with 2197 and PIN. Your PIN is four digits based on your birth date: MMDD.

Use My Account  to see any Hold Requests, Interlibrary Loan Requests, or Fines owed. You may also change your PIN.

  • Hold requests are items you have requested from the library.
  • Interlibrary loans are items you have requested from another institution outside the library.

Loan Periods & Renewals

 

BC Undergraduate Student

 
Books and Leisure items: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no Hold on the item
Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no Hold on the item
Reserve Items: Varies per instructor 
Periodicals: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Reference Books: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Interlibrary Loan: 28 days, renewal established by lending library
ASC Materials:  varies
Open College Items: 1 academic term
Laptops Computer:  3 hours (or two hours before Library closing)
Group Study Rooms: 2 hours. One renewal if no new groups waiting 

 

  
FAU Undergraduate Student  
Books and Leisure items: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no Hold on the item
Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no Hold on the item
Reserve Items: Varies per instructor 
Periodicals: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Reference Books: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Interlibrary Loan: 28 days, renewal established by lending library
Laptops Computer:  3 hours (or two hours before Library closing)
Group Study Rooms: 2 hours. One renewal if no new groups waiting 

 

FAU Graduate Student  
Books and Leisure items: 1 academic term; no renewal
Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no Hold on the item
Reserve Items: Varies per instructor 
Periodicals: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Reference Books: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Interlibrary Loan: 28 days, renewal established by lending library
Laptops Computer: 3 hours (or two hours before Library closing)
Group Study Rooms: 2 hours. One renewal if no new groups waiting 

 

 
BC & FAU Adjunct Faculty  
Books and Leisure items:  1 academic term, no renewal
Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no Hold on the item
Periodicals:  Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Reference Books:  Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Interlibrary Loan: 28 days, renewal established by lending library
ASC Materials:  7 days for videos/DVDs; other items vary

 

 
BC & FAU Faculty  
Books and Leisure items: 1 academic term, 1 renewal
Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no Hold on the item
Periodicals:  Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Reference Books:  Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Interlibrary Loan:  28 days, renewal established by lending library
ASC Materials: 7 days for videos/DVDs; other items vary

 

  

Confidentiality of Library Records

The U/CL protects the rights of library users to view and read materials without fear of intrusion, intimidation, or reprisal as stated in the American Library Association's Code of Ethics, Item 3. To safeguard our patrons’ privacy, the U/CL recognizes that its patron records, which are defined as any library record that links a specific individual to a particular library registration, circulation transaction, interlibrary loan, library financial obligation, or information search, are confidential in nature. This applies to library records in any format, including but not limited to microform, paper copies, and electronic data files. Such records are accessible only to appropriate library staff in accordance with FERPA, Florida Statutes, and the U.S. Patriot Act. It is the responsibility of all library personnel to protect the privacy of library patron records.

Renewing FAU Books

FAU students who have borrowed books from another FAU Library may renew or return their books here.

Books and materials from any other library may not be returned here. The U/C Library is not responsible for items returned here by mistake.

Lost or Stolen Cards

Lost or stolen ID cards should be reported to the ID card office of BC or FAU and to the U/C Library Circulation staff.  Once the loss or theft of the ID card is reported to Circulation staff, the library account will be blocked against further use. 

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