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Circulation & Borrowing

Information about Circulation, Borrowing, and Library Access.

Loan periods for books

Books, including some government publications, are loaned to borrowers for 28 days. 

Faculty and graduate students receive a 120-day loan. 

Charge-out procedures for books

The book(s) to be borrowed and a validated University ID card or a Rhode Island Resident Card are given to the circulation attendant who charges the book out. The date due will be stamped on a slip in the back of the book.

Serials (journals, magazines, and newspapers) and reference books do not circulate. Fines are imposed for overdue items.

Loan periods for laptops

Laptops are loaned to borrowers for 3 hours.  

Renewals for laptops are available.

Laptops must remain in the Library during the checkout period.

Charge-out procedures for laptops

1.  These laptops are available only to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the URI.

2.  These laptops cannot be reserved in advance.

3.  The intentional down-loading unauthorized software onto these laptops is forbidden.

4.  If you are leaving RI, the laptop must be returned prior to your departure from the state.

When you sign the Laptop Agreement Form, you certify that

A)  You assume financial responsibility for the laptop and its accessories

B)  You are using this laptop for academic and research purposes

C)  You will return the laptop and its accessories to Circulation when due

D)  You will report any malfunctions prior to or on the day the laptop is returned

Failure to return any of the devices on the designated due date will result in the device being listed as LOST, and a replacement cost for the device will be placed against the borrower’s library record in addition to any overdue and processing fees incurred. A sanction will also be placed against the borrower’s record in e-campus preventing that borrower from graduating and obtaining transcripts.  

Circulation Hours & Contact

Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons

Call Us
(During Regular Hours)

(401) 874-2672

Email Us
(After Regular Hours)

(Please allow 1-2 business days for a response)

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