Circulation Policies

Borrowing Privileges

Notre Dame faculty members may obtain proxy borrower cards for their student research assistants. Items checked out by the student with this card are placed on the faculty member's record and become his/her responsibility.

Loan periods

Faculty/Administrative staff:     yearly renewal (October)

Graduate students:       renewal twice a year (February and August)

Undergraduates and staff:     28 days

Special borrowers:       dates dependent on their status

Circulating Items

Regular monographs and their supplements   -   regular loan period

Reserve Items (books and class notes)     -   2-hour loan

Memoirs of the AMS (shelved with the journals)   -   regular loan period

Non-Circulating Items

Journals (bound or unbound)

Books on the New Book Shelf

Rare Books

Reference Books

Recall or Hold

Recall - when a recall is placed on a book, the borrower receives a notice to return the book within 7 days,

to avoid possible suspension of library privileges and fines being levied.

Hold - If a hold is placed on an item, a notice will be given when it is returned or renewed that it is

needed by another patron

All circulation notices, recalls, ready for pick-up, time to renew, overdue, will be sent via e-mail to the official Notre Dame e-mail address of the patron.

Campus Document Delivery

If a book or journal article is in Hesburgh or another branch library , it can be sent to the Mathematics Library via Document Delivery. This service is offered only to Notre Dame faculty.

Interlibrary Loan (login)

If the Notre Dame Libraries do not own a book or journal article, it is often possible to obtain it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.