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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Library Policies

A resource to library policies about materials and computer use.

Book Loan Periods and Renewal

Patron Type

Loan Period


6 weeks


16 weeks

D.Min. Students

1 year

School of Letters Students

6 weeks

Faculty (except Visiting Faculty)


University Staff/Visiting Faculty

16 weeks

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee

5 weeks

Community Members

5 weeks

Conference Participants

2 weeks

Books in the Fooshee browsing collection circulate for 5 weeks for all patrons.

Members of the Friends of the Library get an additional week for books and 3 extra days for videos.

Renewing Books:

  • Up to 2 times (except conference participants) in person, over the phone, or online if the books are not overdue.

  • Books that have been requested by another patron (recalled), items on reserve, CDs, and videos may not be renewed.