Drew University Library http://www.drew.edu/library

A current Drew ID card must be presented to check out library materials.  Borrowers are responsible for all items charged on their accounts. Reference and periodical items do not circulate.

Total items a borrower may charge and loan periods

Drew faculty may borrow a maximum of 200 books, due February 14 each year.  Drew Staff members may borrow a maximum of 200 books; each book has a borrowing period of 30 days.  


Faculty members have unlimited renewals, provided an item has not been recalled.  Staff members may renew items up to four times.  There are two renewal options for both faculty and staff members.  We recommend using the "My Library Account" feature in the library's online catalog.  Faculty and staff may also bring items to the Circulation desk.  We do not offer renewals over the telephone.  We consider an item's renewal as confirmation that the item is in the borrower's possession.   


Overdue and fine notices are sent to Drew University email accounts. Follow-up courtesy calls and emails may be made. The library does not charge either faculty or staff members daily overdue fees.  However, items overdue for 35 days are automatically assumed to be lost and a per item replacement charge is placed on the borrower’s library account.  Replacement fee is $100.00 per item unless replacement charges exceed $100.00 per book.  Assumed lost items must be brought to the Circulation Desk for discharging. Once an assumed lost item is returned, the $100.00 minimum fee per item is reduced to a lesser amount.  If the library has purchased a replacement copy, the $100.00 is not reduced. 

Suspension of Borrowing and Recall Privileges

When an item becomes assumed lost, library borrowing and recall privileges are suspended until the assumed lost book has been returned or the replacement fee paid.

Recalled Items

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 check-out date; items needed for Reserves may be recalled at any time. Recall notices are sent to Drew University email accounts. Follow-up courtesy calls and emails may be made.  All patrons, including faculty and staff members, are subject to recall fines and replacement charges if a recalled item is not returned by teh specified recall date. Recall and borrowing privileges are suspended if a recalled item is not returned promptly.

Recalling an item

You may place a hold/recall on a checked-out or on-order item while in the library catalog.

  • If the brief title record shows that an item is checked out or on order, you may click on Place a hold/recall request.
  • Enter your Drew uLogin ID and password. Click "to place a hold for" to complete the process.

Hold requests may also be submitted by completing a recall card at the Circulation Desk.

You will be notified via Drew email when the item has been returned and is on hold for you.

Fines for failure to return a recalled item

Maximum overdue recall fine for failure to return a recall placed by another patron is $20.00. Maximum overdue recall fine for failure to return a Reserves recall is $45.00. If a recalled item is not returned promptly and the library needs to purchase a new copy, an additional replacement fee of $100.00 or more will be charged.