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Loan Periods and Limits

WVU Loan Periods (Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences libraries)

Material type Undergraduate Graduate Faculty & Staff Friends of the Library
WVU-owned books Semester Semester Semester 4 weeks
Journals (bound/unbound) 3 days 3 days 3 days In-Library Use Only
Calculators, cellphone chargers 1 day 1 day 1 day  In-Library Use Only
Children’s Collection Semester Semester Semester 4 weeks
Classroom Teaching Equipment n/a 7 day 7 day n/a
Course Reserves:  2-hour, overnight, or 7-day 2-hour, overnight, or 7-day 2-hour, overnight, or 7-day n/a
DVDs Semester Semester Semester 4 weeks
Eliza’s Collection Semester Semester Semester 4 weeks
Evansdale Leisure Reading Semester Semester Semester 4 weeks
Interlibrary loan materials Varies by lending library Varies by lending library Varies by lending library n/a
Laptops (in-library only): Downtown Library Due at end of day Due at end of day Due at end of day n/a
Laptops (in-library only): Evansdale Library 8 hours 8 hours 8 hours n/a
Laptops (may leave library): Downtown & Evansdale 14 days; no renewal 14 days; no renewal 14 days; no renewal n/a
Multimedia equipment: DSLRs, video cameras, digital voice recorders, etc 7 day 7 day 7 day n/a
Newspapers In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only
Microformat In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only
Play scripts 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Reference collection In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only
Sound recordings: CDs, LPs Semester Semester Semester 4 weeks
West Virginia and Regional History Center In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only In-Library Use Only

Loan Periods: Law Library

Material type Undergraduate Graduate Faculty & Staff Friends of the Library
AV Material Semester Semester Semester 3 weeks
Bar-prep Overnight Overnight Overnight n/a
Books 16 weeks 16 weeks 16 weeks 16 weeks
Career Services 3 weeks 3 weeks Semester 3 weeks
Course Reserve 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours  n/a
Government Documents In-Library use only In-Library use only In-Library use only In-Library use only
Hardesty Collection 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Legal Leisure 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Racial Justice Collection 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
West Virginia Collection 3 weeks 3 weeks Semester 3 weeks

Book Limits and Renewals

WVU materials have the following limits:
Undergraduates 50 items
Graduate 200 items
Faculty & Staff 200 items
Friends of the Library 5 items


Materials may be renewed online, in person, or by phone at 304-293-0355.