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Borrowing Policies

So that that all library users can get the most from our collections, the following policies apply to all borrowed items.

Learn more about borrowing from the library.

Loan Times

Who?What?How Long?
Students & AlumniBooks4 weeks
Faculty, Staff & AffiliatesBooks4 months
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates & AlumniPopular Reading Collection Books4 weeks
Students, Faculty, Staff, Affiliates & AlumniDVDs & CDs1 week
Students, Faculty & StaffCourse Reserves2 hours

Overdue Fines

We will email your UNE email address if you do not return your library items on time. Make sure you are receiving emails from the library by checking spam or clutter filters regularly.

You will receive a bill for the replacement cost, plus a $15 processing fee, for library items not returned or renewed within 3 weeks of the due date.  Course reserves will accrue a non-refundable $15 fine for every 24 hours they are overdue, up to the full replacement cost. You will not be able to borrow anything else from the library until you return overdue items or your fines are paid.

Lost or Damaged Items

You are responsible for the UNE Library items you have borrowed. If something is lost or damaged, please contact us as soon as possible. We will work with you to find the best way to replace the item.


In rare cases we may need to get something back from you sooner than the original due date. If the item you have is required for course reserve, we may ask you to return it as soon as possible; you will still be able to use it in the library for 2 hours at a time. If we need you to bring something back early, we will send you an email with a new due date. Failure to return recalled items will result in replacement charges.

Questions & Help

If you have questions about our borrowing policies or need assistance using library materials, contact the Access Services Librarian for your campus: