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Borrowing Policies & Procedures

Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Clinical Affiliates may borrow an unlimited number of items from either of the two UNE Library Locations. Bring the library items you want to borrow to the front desk and show your UNE ID card.

Learn more about services for visitors.

Library Account

Log in to manage your library account and request renewals online.

Student library accounts are created automatically; new faculty and staff may need to confirm their accounts by contacting the Access Services Librarian on your campus:

Biddeford Campus
Jenna Davis
(207) 602-2811

Portland Campus
Laurie Mathes
(207) 221-4326

Available to Borrow

Borrow books, CDs & DVDs, and telepresence robots.

Some items are for use within the libraries:

  • Reference books
  • Newspapers
  • Print and microfilm journals
  • Test prep guides and flashcards
  • Textbooks & course reserves
  • Anatomical models

We also have a variety of study tools and and device chargers. See what’s available:

Biddeford Campus

Portland Campus


Loan Times & Returns

Loan Times

Who What How Long
Students & Visitors Books from the library’s book stacks 4 weeks
Faculty, Staff & Affiliates Books from the library’s book stacks 4 months
Everyone Popular Reading Collection books 4 weeks
Everyone DVDs and CDs 1 week
Everyone Course Reserves 2 hours


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

Renew, Overdues & Fines


Most items can be renewed if you need to keep them longer the original due date.  Log into your library account to renew. 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

Holds & Recalls


Holds can be used to request books from the other UNE campus or books that you would like held at the front desk for you to pick up.

You can also place a hold on any item that someone else has already 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.

Place a hold by using the “Request” button in the library catalog and choosing your pickup location. Available books will be ready within 2 business days; books already borrowed will be available upon their return.

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.

Borrow Beyond UNE

If you need something to which we don’t provide access, we can get it for you from another library.

You can also go in person go to any Maine Reciprocal Borrowing Program  or Greater Portland Alliance of Colleges and Universities (GPACU) library and borrow using your UNE ID card.

Questions or Help?

Need help or have questions? Contact the Access Services Librarian on your campus: