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Loan Periods/Fines for Firestone Reserves

All Princeton University faculty, staff and students, their spouses, partners and dependents are eligible to borrow reserve material. Users must present a University ID card, with current year validation, in order to borrow items. Visitors, access patrons, and guest borrowers may not borrow reserve material. The following loan periods pertain to the Firestone Library Reserve collections. 

For Undergraduate Courses:

Required readings (3-hour loan) Overnight loans begin three hours before the Circulation/Reserve Desk closes and are due one hour after opening the following day. Request at the desk by call number. 

Optional readings (24-hour loan) Due before the Circulation/Reserve Desk closes the following day. Request at the desk by call number. 

For Graduate Courses:

Graduate Study Room reserve books (overnight loan only) To be used on premises during the day; available for overnight charge only. Overnight loans begin three hours before the Circulation/Reserve desk closes. These items are due one hour after the desk opens the following day. 

Fines for Overdue Firestone Reserve Items

Required readings 
$1/hour, or portion thereof; max. $15/item
Optional readings  
$3/day; max. $15/item
Grad. Study Room items 
$1/hour, or portion thereof; max. $15/item
   
Laptops 
$6/hour, or portion thereof; no maximum fine
iPads
$10/day, or portion thereof; no maximum fine

 

Non-returned items are subject to replacement and lost item processing fees

iPads not returned in 10 days will be considered lost and a bill for replacement (of $599.00) plus standard processing fees ($50.00) will be issued. The borrower is responsible for any loss of or damage to the device while it is in his/her possession. 

For further information about overdue penalties and lost item fees, please see the Circulation Services pages of the Library website.

Please Note:

Loan periods and other policies vary between Library branches. Please consult a branch library website for further information

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For Faculty

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For Students

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