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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 (opens in a new window) for due dates and updates, and to renew materials.

Loan Periods for NYU Libraries

Loan Type Loan Period Notes
General Collection books 60 to 120 days depending on user status  
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 6 hours to 7 days (faculty and PhD)
2 to 4 hours (students)
Check out at the Avery Fisher Center (AFC)
E-ZBorrow 84 days Not renewable
Laptops 3 to 4 hours Check out at BLCC in Bobst Library
or at the service desk at Dibner Library
Course Reserves 2 hours to 3 days, depending on item  

Additional Loan Periods