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Each Drew faculty, staff, or student who receives a signed VALE borrowing application is responsible for complying with the lending library's circulation policies, including loan periods, overdue fines, recalls, replacement and processing fees, and for not returning borrowed items directly to the lending library.

Information for VALE faculty and graduate students applying for a borrowing card at the Drew University Library

VALE faculty, staff, or graduate students must present a signed VALE application form from their home library along with a photo ID to the Drew Library Circulation Desk.   Additional information, including the assigned barcode number, is written on the VALE registration form. The expiration date is June 30th for all applicants.  A guest library card will be issued.  Vale borrowers may check out a maximum of 10 books for a borrowing period of 30 days. No renewal or recall privileges are granted. 

Vale borrowers who have not complied with our borrowing policies will not be granted Vale borrowing privileges in the future. Overdue books, lost books, unpaid fines, etc., on a Vale borrower account constitute non-compliance.


VALE borrowers are subject to overdue fines of 10 cents a day. The maximum overdue fine per item is $10.00.  Items overdue for 35 days are assumed to be lost and a per item replacement charge is placed on the borrower's library account. Replacement fee per book is $100.00. Once an assumed lost item is returned, the $100.00 fee is reduced to a lesser amount. If the library has purchased a replacement copy, the $100.00 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 privileges are suspended until all assumed lost books are returned and/or all replacement fees are 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. All books are subject to recall 20 days after the check-out date. Maximum overdue recall fine for failure to return a recall for an individual is $20.00. Maximum overdue recall fine for failure to return a Reserves recall is $45.00. If a Reserves recall is not returned promptly and the library purchases a new copy for Reserves, an additional replacement fee of $100.00 will be charged