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Borrowing Policies

Borrow unlimited books, DVDs and other library items as a current UNE student, faculty, employee, alumni or clinical affiliate.

See our services for visitors.

How to Borrow

Bring the library items you want to borrow to the front desk and show your UNE ID card. If you decide not to borrow something, please place it on a re-shelving cart for library staff to replace.

Some resources are available for use within the libraries and cannot be borrowed:

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


You can return library items to either campus library at the front desk or using the book drops located outside the library front entrances. Items borrowed from other libraries may take a few days to record your return.


Most items can be renewed if you need to keep them longer than the original due date.  Log into your library account to renew. You can also ask at the library front desk, email, or call (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.

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.

Library Account

Log in to your library account to manage your account and renew online.


Use the “Hold for Me” button to request any item that has already been borrowed.  When it is returned, we will check it out to you and email you to come pick it up at the library front desk. You can also borrow from another library.

Borrow from the other UNE Campus Library

If the title you want is at the other UNE Campus, we will deliver it to your campus library for you to pick up. Use the “Hold for Me” button and select your campus from the drop down list. Items are delivered within 2 business days.

Use UNE Interlibrary Loan to request articles from print or microfilm journals held at the other campus.


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.

Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have the title you need, we can get it to you for free from another library.

You can also go in person to any library that participates in the Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program and borrow using your UNE ID card.

Questions & Help

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

head shot of Laurie Mathes smiling and seated on an Adirondack chair in front of the Abplanalp Library.

Portland Campus
Laurie Mathes
(207) 221-4326

Headshot of Ann Price

Biddeford Campus
Ann Price
(207) 602-2811