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Loan periods vary based on the type of item you’re borrowing, your user status, and library.

Check your Library Account for due dates and updates, and to renew materials.

Loan Periods for NYU Libraries

Loan Type Loan Period Notes
General Collection books Students, Staff, and Guest Borrowers: End of Semester

Faculty and PhD: 120 days
Students, Staff, and Guest Borrowers: books checked out during breaks will be due at the end of the coming semester
Recalled items 14 days Not renewable
Special Loans Set by library staff  
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Set by lending library Due date will be on book cover
Journals 7 days Periodical Room Journals cannot be checked out
Leisure books 28 days Not renewable
DVDs, Videotapes, CDs Students: 2 to 4 hours

Faculty & PhD: 6 hours to 7 days
Check out at the Avery Fisher Center (AFC)
E-ZBorrow 84 days Not renewable
Laptops 3 to 4 hours Bobst Library: check out at the Bobst Library Computer Center (BLCC)
Dibner Library: check out at the service desk on floor 3
Course Reserves 2 hours to 3 days, depending on item  

Loan Periods for Global Campus Libraries