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About the Library: Borrowing Policies

Materials and their Locations Borrowing Policies for current LTU Community*
Circulating books can be borrowed and are located in the book stacks. 21 days. Renewals are permitted as long as nobody else puts a hold on it.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) are kept at the Circulation Desk. Also see sections on fines and services. Determined by lending library: borrowing length and (up to one) renewal.
Michigan eLibrary (MeL) are borrowed from other libraries and kept behind the Circulation Desk. 28 days for books, 21 days for A/V. You may be granted zero or one renewal.
eBooks can only be borrowed with Adobe Digital Editions by current LTU students and faculty.  Borrowing policies are set by EBSCO, ProQuest and Internet Archive.
Reserve Books are kept behind the Circulation Desk. Borrowing differs per item, available in TechCat. Renewals are case by case.
DVDs, Blu-Rays and Audio Books can be borrowed and are on the Media Shelf. 7 days. Renewals are permitted as long as nobody else puts a hold on it.
CDs (compact discs) can be borrowed and are on the Media Shelf. 21 days. Renewals are permitted as long as nobody else puts a hold on it.
Oversize books can be borrowed and are located under the browsing (magazine) rack. 21 days. Renewals are permitted as long as nobody else puts a hold on it.
Periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title. Newest issues of popular titles on browsing rack. Non-circulating. (Articles can be scanned and converted to PDF at no cost.)
Reference Books are located on the wall behind the periodicals. Non-circulating. (Chapters can be scanned and converted to PDF at no cost.)
Albert Kahn Library is a specialized collection. Non-circulating. You must make an appointment to view these.
Please return all items borrowed from the LTU Library (including ILL and MeL items) to the LTU Library or its drop box.
Please refer to the Alumni and Guests section for borrowing policies for users who are not current LTU students, faculty or staff.
Please refer to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) lending in the Services section for borrowing policies for other libraries (Interlibrary Loan, MeL, etc.).
Please refer to Copyright & Teach Act for policies regarding copyrighted materials and fair use.