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Loan Periods and Limits


Most books - For other items, see below   Loan period Renewals Items ILL items
Undergraduate Students 28 days 1 50 max. 10 max.
Courtesy Patrons (external users) 28 days None 25 max. N/A
Graduate & Honors Students 120 days 1 75 max. 15 max.
Faculty & Staff 180 days (Media & Kits also) 1 100 max. 20 max.
Emeriti & Visiting Professors 180 days 1 50 max. N/A


Other Items:

Leisure Reading books are loaned for 28 days with one renewal
Kits and textbooks from the Curriculum Materials Center: One week, with a one-week renewal
Media items including DVDs and CDs: One week, with a one-week renewal
Equipment such as laptops, cameras, camcorders, calculators: Seven days - no renewals

Find out how to renew a library loan
For help with renewals, call the Information Desk at 610-683-4480

Late Fees:

KU students, staff, and faculty are never fined for overdue items.
Students who don't return an item by 30 days past its due date receive a billing notice indicating the replacement fee. A library hold is also placed in their record on MyKU until the item is returned. If you have a library hold, you cannot register, receive grades or transcripts. Call the library's Information Desk at 610-683-4480 to find out about clearing your record.

Courtesy Patrons with overdue items are charged ten cents per day per item up to a maximum of $10. Overdue fines are waived when you pay to replace an item, or provide a new copy of a lost item. Borrowing privileges are suspended when a Courtesy Patron owes $10 or more.
Rohrbach Library is unable to accept cash. To pay for overdue fines or printing, Courtesy Patrons must purchase a Paw Pass (a re-loadable debit card) in the KUCard office at the Academic Forum and present the Paw Pass at the Information Desk. Hours and contact information for the KUCard office are at

Holds and recalls:

There is a 'Request' link for each item in the catalog, You will have to sign in with your KU credentials to place a hold.