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Drew alumni/ae wishing to borrow books should first contact the Alumni Office for information. The Library will honor any alumni ID card. Bring this card to the Circulation Desk and complete a registration form. Your alumni card will serve as your library card. Alumni are granted free borrowing privileges for one year. Borrowing privileges are automatically renewable if account is free of fines. 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

Participants in these programs may borrow 10 items at a time for a loan period of 30 days. No renewals or recall privileges are granted.


Alumni borrowers are subject to overdue fines of 10 cents a day. The maximum overdue fine per item is $10.00. Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy, due date slips are placed in each book at check-out. Items overdue for 40 days are automatically assumed to be lost and a per item replacement charge is placed against the borrower's library account. Replacement fee is $75 per book. Assumed lost items must be brought to the Circulation Desk for discharging. Once returned the $75 fee per item is reduced to a lesser amount. If the library has purchased a replacement copy, the $75 fee is not reduced. Fines over $20 will result in loss of borrowing privileges until the fine has been paid.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

When an item becomes assumed lost all library borrowing privileges are automatically suspended until either the book has been returned or the replacement fee paid.

Fines for failure to return a recalled item

Recalls are requests by current Drew faculty, staff, students or Reserves for material charged to another borrower. Maximum fine for failure to return a recall for an individual is $20.00. Maximum fine for failure to return a Reserves recall is $45.00. If a Reserves recall is not returned in two weeks and the library purchases a new copy for Reserves, an additional replacement fee of $75.00 will be charged.