Library Policies

Approved by the Library Committee chaired by Lou Jordan (Associate Director, Hesburgh Libraries) with members: Jennifer Parker (Architecture Librarian), Tracy Bergstrom (Italian Studies and Digital Resource Librarian), Ingrid Rowland (School of Architecture), Christian Moevs (Romance Languages and Italian Studies) and Liz Mazurek (Classics).


Any Faculty, Student, or Staff affiliated with the Rome Global Gateway with a valid ID card may borrow circulating materials from the RGG library. The ID card must be presented at the circulation desk when checking out materials. In order to borrow material from the Library please consults the library catalog.

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary by item. Most regularly circulating materials can be borrowed for up to 30 days.

Course Reserve items and reference materials are available in the Library during the Library’s opening hours.

General Collection items may be renewed up to two (2) times. This is not possible if a recall is placed on an item. Renewals can be made only at the Library, when the renewal limit is reached, the patron must bring the item(s) to the library.


In order to renew the patron must bring the item(s) back to the library. 


Items borrowed from the RGG library may be returned to the RGG library.

Overdue Items

All users are responsible for tracking due dates for materials they have borrowed and for returning items on time. The library will send up to two reminder notices when items are overdue. Users who don’t respond to the emails nor return books on time will lose their library privileges.

Borrowers are responsible for a replace fee for lost books.


Members of the general public and members of the Notre Dame Community who are not affiliated with the Rome Global Gateway can be granted permission to use library materials within the library, upon request sent to

Course Reserves

In order to reserve books for a course they are teaching, faculty members can submit up to two weeks before the beginning of each semester a list of items they would like to include under the Course Reserves. The library staff will take care of cataloging the item and make it available for the students.