Drew alumni/ae are welcome to borrow books for use outside the library at no charge in addition to using our databases and other resources on-site. If you wish to borrow books:
- Obtain an alumni card from Alumni and Parent Communities (located on the second floor of Sycamore Cottage. Sycamore is catty-corner from the library entrance on the way to Brothers College.
- Bring the alumni/ae card to the Circulation Desk in the library and complete a registration form
- After you are registered, a barcode will be affixed to your alumni card so it serves as your library card
- Borrowing privileges are granted for one year and are renewable if your account is free of fines, overdue books, or other issues
Borrowing Privileges and loan periods
Alumni/ae may borrow up to 20 items at a time for a loan period of 30 days. If an alumnus or alumna contacts the Circulation Supervisor, Renewals, via email or telephone call prior to an item’s due date, it may be renewed one time if there are no unresolved overdue books, fines, or other account issues. InterLibrary Loan and recall privileges are not granted. Most off-site dabatase access is not granted; to see what databases may be accessed off-site by alumni and alumnae, go to http://libguides.drew.edu/alumni-resources
Alumni/ae are subject to overdue fines of 10 cents a day and the maximum overdue fine per item is $10.00. Items that are overdue for 35 days are assumed to be lost and a $100.00 per item replacement charge is placed on the borrower’s account (unless it is determined that the replacement cost for the item exceeds $100.00.) Once returned, the $100.00 fee per item is reduced to a lesser amount unless the Library has already purchased a replacement copy.
Suspension of Borrowing Privileges
When an item becomes assumed lost, library privileges are automatically suspended until all assumed lost books have been returned and/or all replacement fees are paid.
Recalls are requests by Drew faculty, staff, students, or Reserves for material charged to another borrower. Items are subject to recall 20 days after the original charge out date. However, items needed for Reserve may be recalled at any time. If a recalled item is not returned promptly, a patron is subject to fines, replacement charges, and the suspension of borrowing privileges.
Fines for failure to return a recalled item
Maximum overdue recall fine for failure to return a recall for another patron is $20.00. Maximum overdue recall fine for failure to return a Reserves recall is $45.00. If a recalled book is replaced before it is returned, or is not returned and is considered lost, a minimum $100.00 replacement charge will additionally be assessed.