Circulation Policies

Loan Periods by User

Normal Circulating Items (See list below for notable material exceptions for each library)

  • Faculty : 120 day loan
  • Staff : 120 day loan
  • Graduate Students and Staff : 120 day loan
  • Undergraduate Students : 45 day loan
  • Indiana Residents : 30 day loan. 
  • Wells Library Core Collection Materials: 14 days, maximum of 2 renewals for all borrowers. Because of the special nature of this collection, overdue fines will be charged to all borrowers, including faculty.

Material Exceptions (limited or non-circulating materials)

All libraries:


  • Textbooks - two hours  
  • Microfiche readers - two weeks  
  • Video recordings - two weeks  
  • Children's collection - two weeks  

Wells Media Services:


Circulation Policies and Loan Periods for Other Campus Libraries

Archives of African American Music & Culture

Archives of Traditional Music

Black Film Center/Archive 

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Center for Disability Information and Referral (CeDIR)

Indiana University Archives

Kinsey Institute Library

Law Library

Lilly Library (Rare books and manuscripts)

RPS Libraries

William & Gayle Cook Music Library

Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Wylie House Museum