Borrow, Renew, Request

Note: Community borrowers and alumni have separate loan periods and policies.

Log in to your library account to view checked out items, holds, fines, and due dates. You can also stop by the Library Service Desk or call (828) 262-2818.

Loan periods

Undergraduate students

Main stacks30 days
Government documents30 days
Multimedia14 days
Periodicals14 days
Browsing collection21 days
Audio books21 days
ABC Express books21 days
ABC Express multimediaNon-circulating

Faculty and staff

Main stacks120 days
Government documents120 days
Multimedia14 days
Periodicals14 days
Browsing collection21 days
Audio books21 days
ABC Express books21 days
ABC Express multimedia7 days (faculty only)

Graduate students

Main stacks90 days
Government documents90 days
Multimedia14 days
Periodicals14 days
Browsing collection21 days
Audio books21 days
ABC Express books21 days
ABC Express multimediaNon-circulating

Spouses and retirees

Main stacks120 days
Government documents120 days
Multimedia14 days
Periodicals14 days
Browsing collection21 days
Audio books21 days
ABC Express books21 days
ABC Express multimediaNon-circulating

Maximum checkouts allowed

Total99
  Bound periodicals5
  Multimedia10

Renewals

Items can be renewed online by logging in to your library account or by calling the Library Service Desk on the first floor at (828) 262-2818. Most items can be renewed twice unless another patron has requested the item or your account has expired. Renewals are for the same length as the original loan period for books and seven days for multimedia. Note, however, that items may be recalled during the renewal period.

Materials cannot be renewed if:

  • Two renewals have already been granted.
  • The items are overdue.
  • A hold has been placed on them by another patron.
  • The account record is blocked due to outstanding obligations.

Book drops

Book drops map