Library Associate Borrowing Policies

While the associate program is ongoing, borrowing is slightly more complex right now because the library is only open to students, faculty, and staff. Library Associates with current accounts can request items through HoyaSearch.

Once those items are paged and the holds triggered you will receive an email from the Access Services Department telling you that the books are ready for pickup. You should reply to that email account ( identifying yourself as a Library Associate so the library staff are aware.

Access Services will work with you to arrange a Main Entrance pick-up (you CANNOT currently enter the building).


Type of Item Patron Type Limitations Loan Period
Items from Lauinger, Blommer, Bioethics, and Woodstock combined Library Associate Up to 12 items (books and media) at a time 6 weeks

Other Materials

Type of Item Limitations Loan Period
Bound Journals Not Allowed N/A
Media (DVDs on 2nd Floor, CDs at Circulation Desk) Up to 12 items (books and media) at a time 2 weeks with 1 renewal
Equipment Not Allowed N/A
Reserves Not Allowed N/A
Government Documents Up to 12 items at a time 6 weeks

Renew Your Items

You may renew your books up to three times.

Books and media can be renewed online through HoyaSearch from the My Library Account option, by phone at (202) 687-7607, in person at the Circulation Desk, or by responding to the electronic overdue notice.