Loan periods vary based on material type, location, and borrower status, as summarized below. Some items in these collections may be designated as non-circulating.
Items that circulate on a 4-week or academic year basis ("extended loan") are subject to recall when needed by another user. The original borrower is guaranteed a minimum 2-week loan.
For more detailed information regarding loan periods and other circulation policies, consult the completeÂ ISU Library Lending Policy.
Books and journals
General Collection books and government publications
ISU undergraduates, merit employees and Visitor Card holders: 4 weeks
Faculty, graduate students, undergraduate honors students, undergraduates in 500+ courses, and Professional and Scientific staff: due at end of current academic year
Periodicals, Bound (Parks Library/branch libraries)
Periodicals, Bound (Storage Bldg)
Leisure Collection books
Reference materials on Tier 2 circulate for a week and are non-renewable. Any reference materials in the Learning Connections Center do not circulate except with supervisory staff approval.
Books on reserve
2-hours, in-library use only
Non-circulating. Exceptions by supervisory staff only.
Videos (DVD & VIDE)
A/V media with Library of Congress call numbers, SuDoc call numbers, or call numbers beginning: CDRM, COMP, DISC, DVDRM, MUSC, SOUN
4 weeks/extended loan
Maps (if circulating) and map-related books
Microfiche (if circulating) and portable fiche readers
Microfilm & micro-opaque
Â In-library use only
Games & slides
In-library use only
Media on reserve
3-hours, in-library use only