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Circulation Policies

Who Can Borrow What and For How Long

Borrowing Policies and Access to Electronic Resources for Retired Faculty and Staff

The Library's electronic resources and databases are accessible to alumni through the kiosk computers located near the Library circulation desk.

Retirees may check out Library materials. Loan periods are as follows:

DMU (Open-Shelf) Collection

2 weeks

Reserve Collection*

2 hours

3-Day Reserve

3 days

Board Review Collection

3 days

Journals/Newsletters

3 days

Leisure Reading Collection

3 weeks

Headphones

3 hours

*Print materials in the Reserve collection check out overnight after 9:00 p.m., and are due back at 10:00 a.m. on the following day. Non-print Items in the Reserve collection (such as bones) do not check out overnight.

Retirees do not incur overdue fines. However, if an item is lost, the retiree will be charged the replacement cost of the item.

Des Moines University Library
library@dmu.edu
515-271-1537