Loan Periods/Fines for Firestone Reserves

Updated July 13, 2021

Please note: PUL will continue to limit access to Library locations to Princeton University faculty, students, and staff with activated card access to buildings through the end of August. For patrons affiliated with a member of University faculty, graduate student, or staff, a small number of exceptions may be possible on a case-by-case basis. To submit a request for consideration, please visit the EHS visitor page and complete the form linked on the right. Please note that the Library will need to approve this form, not the sponsor's department head. Send completed forms to refdesk@princeton.edu and include the collections to be accessed by the visitor. Allow three business days for review of requests.

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 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 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 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