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Borrowing Library Material

How to Borrow

Eligible library users may borrow library material from the 4th floor library services desk in the Sackler building.

A current Tufts University ID, Tufts Medical Center ID, Boston Library consortium card, or HHSL Library card is required to check out materials.

Policies and Restrictions

All patrons must adhere to our borrowing policies below. The equipment borrowing agreement must be signed before checking out any equipment.

Materials may be recalled if not returned on time. Any infractions of borrowing policies will result in temporary suspension to borrowing privileges.

Items Available for Checkout

Course Reserves

Loan Period: 4 hours
Checkout Limit: 2 items
Renewals: Once, if no demand
Overnight Checkout: Permitted after 4pm on weekdays, returned 9am next day
Weekend Checkout: Permitted after 4pm on Fridays, returned 9am on Monday

Books, Media, and Leisure Reading

Loan Period: 4 weeks
Checkout Limit: unlimited, if in good standing
Renewals: Twice, if no holds
Overnight Checkout: N/A
Weekend Checkout: N/A

Reference Books

Loan Period: Library use only
Checkout Limit: N/A
Renewals: N/A
Overnight Checkout: N/A
Weekend Checkout: N/A

Journals (current year)

Loan Period: 3 hours
Checkout Limit: unlimited, if in good standing
Renewals: None
Overnight Checkout: None
Weekend Checkout: None

Journals (older issues)

Loan Period: 24 hours
Checkout Limit: unlimited, if in good standing
Renewals: None
Overnight Checkout: None
Weekend Checkout: None

Technology

Loan Period: 4 hours
Checkout Limit: 1 item
Renewals: Multiple, if no demand
Overnight Checkout: None
Weekend Checkout: None
Return of Equipment: Must be turned off and returned to the 4th floor
Conditions of use:
  • No equipment will be loaned 1 hour before closing.
  • Never leave equipment unattended.
  • Users must adhere to all University Policies: https://it.tufts.edu/univ-pol
  • Users must not violate any Digital Copyright Laws
  • Tufts University is not responsible for any files left on laptops.
  • The installation of file sharing software is not allowed.
  • Item  will be assumed lost if not returned by closing on the day borrowed.
  • The borrower will be charged for damage or loss of item.

Anatomical Models

Loan Period: 4 hours
Checkout Limit: 2 items
Renewals: Once, if no demand
Overnight Checkout: None
Weekend Checkout: None