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Borrowing Policies

About Borrowing

Learn about borrowing from UNE Libraries

Loan Times

WhoWhatHow Long
Students & VisitorsBooks from the library’s book stacks4 weeks
Faculty, Staff & Affiliates Books from the library’s book stacks 4 months
EveryonePopular Reading Collection books4 weeks
EveryoneDVDs and CDs1 week
EveryoneCourse Reserves2 hours


Most items can be renewed if you need to keep them longer the original due date. To renew, log into your library account. You can also ask in person at the library front desk, by email, or by calling (207) 602-3000.

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.

Replacement Charges

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

Portland Campus
Laurie Mathes
(207) 221-4326

Biddeford Campus
Jenna Davis
(207) 602-2811

We will send you an invoice 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.

Pay library fines using U-Online


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.