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Circulation is here to answer your questions any time the library is open. Ask questions about your account or renew materials by email.

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Who can borrow library materials?

University of Utah library cards are issued to the following:
Individuals not covered by the above categories have two options for obtaining library permits. The following permits are open to State of Utah residents 18 and older with current government-issued ID; faculty, staff and students of UALC and GWLA member institutions with proof of current affiliation; and University of Utah Alumni. Utah International Baccalaureate (IB) high school students may obtain a permit with a letter of introduction from a IB program teacher.
To set up or renew a Free or Expanded library permit, visit the Reserve Desk, located on Level 2 of the Marriott Library. The closest entrance is the West Entrance on Level 1. View directions to the Marriott Library.

Free Permit

  • Free Library Permit patrons may place Automated Retrieval Center requests at any service desk
  • Free Library Permits allow a maximum of 5 concurrent checkouts
  • Renewals, recalls, and holds are not available
  • Reserve, Browsing Collection, Video and Computer Games, equipment loans and Interlibrary Loan services are not available
  • Free Library Permit patrons are not eligible for the extended (GX) computer guest passes
  • Due to the license agreements the Marriott Library has negotiated with vendors and publishers, most of the databases, online journals and electronic books offered by the Library are only available to University of Utah students, faculty and other employees. Individuals who are not current students, faculty members, or otherwise employed by the University may secure access to some electronic resources if using a Library computer.
  • Failure to timely return materials checked out from the library will result in fines and may result in revocation of the Free Library Permit. The failure to timely pay library fees may result in referral to a collection agency. In such circumstances, the patron will be responsible for all fines incurred as well as all costs to collect the unpaid fines, including attorney's fees.

Expanded Permit - $100.00 per year

  • University of Utah Alumni Association Members with current ID card - $75.00 per year
  • Expanded Library Permit patrons may place Automated Retrieval Center requests at any service desk
  • An Expanded Library Permit allows a maximum of 40 checkouts at one time
  • An Expanded Library Permit allows a maximum of 2 renewals per item
  • An Expanded Library Permit allows a patron to request an extended (GX) computer guest pass**
  • Recalls, and holds are not available to Expanded Library Permits
  • Reserve and equipment loans and interlibrary loan services are not available
  • Due to the license agreements the Marriott Library has negotiated with vendors and publishers, most of the databases, online journals and electronic books offered by the Library are only available to University of Utah students, faculty and other employees. Individuals who are not current students, faculty members, or otherwise employed by the University may secure access to some electronic resources if using a Library computer or UConnect wireless access when physically present in the building.
  • Failure to timely return materials checked out from the library will result in fines and may result in revocation of the Expanded Library Permit. The failure to timely pay library fees may result in referral to a collection agency. In such circumstances, the patron will be responsible for all fines incurred as well as all costs to collect the unpaid fines, including attorney's fees.

**For specific guest pass distinctions see the Guest Pass Policy.

Loan Periods for All Materials

Circulating library materials may be checked out at the West Entrance, Level 1 or the East Entrance, Level 3 or at the Reserve/Cashier & Library Store Desk, Level 2.  Microforms, items from the Fine Arts & Architecture Library and items from Special Collections do not circulate. If you have a question about the circulation period for a particular item check the library catalog or any service desk.

Most books, journals, documents and bound materials circulate for 60 days to University of Utah faculty, students, staff and Library Permit holders

Please be aware that when materials are recalled the loan will be shortened to 14 days. The new due date will be noted on the recall notice sent to your email. Items may be recalled at any time so items should be returned prior to travel.

Overdue Fees & Fines

Books, Documents and Multimedia Material

Lost item charges 30 days past due

Knowledge Commons

Patrons are charged $1.00 per hour per item.
Lost charges 3 days past due

Reserve Material

Patrons are charged $1.00 per hour up to $50.00 per item.
Lost charges 30 days past due

Requested items may be charged additional billing fees

Recalled by another library user

Patrons are charged $1.00 per day up to $25.00.
Lost charges 30 days past recall due date

Lost Item Charges

If an item is more than 30 days overdue, it is considered "lost." Replacement fees for lost items are as follows:

  • Current cost to replace the item
  • $25 Processing Fee

Alternately, you may purchase a replacement copy if it is in good condition and the same edition as the lost copy.  Replacement charges will be waived and processing fees reduced if you choose this option.

If the item is returned after 30 days, only the processing fee will apply.

Fines and replacement fees can be paid at the Level 2 Reserve Desk or over the phone at (801)581-8203.

Fines over $50.00 will result in a suspension of borrowing privileges.
Unpaid library fines will result in holds placed on your student records.

Borrower's Responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for all materials checked out on your ID and any fees or damages incurred until the item is returned.
  • ID cards and responsibility are not transferable, do not loan your ID or borrowed items to others. Also, do not depend on others to return items for you.
  • Report a stolen or lost ID immediately to the University ID bureau 801-581-CARD. Also, report it to the Marriott Library Circulation Department 801-581-8203.
  • It is the responsibility of the borrower to note the time or date that their materials are due. Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy. Failure to receive these notices does not remove the borrower's obligation to return material by the due date, nor does it constitute grounds for reducing a borrower's fines.
  • Please be aware that when materials are recalled the loan will be shortened. The new due date is noted on the recall notice. Items may be recalled at any time, and thus it is recommended that items should be returned prior to travel.
  • If you receive overdue notices for materials that you believe have been returned, contact the library specified on the notice or the Marriott Library Circulation Department. 801-581-8203.

Contact

Reserve/Circulation
801-581-8203
Email

Related Links

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UALC Reciprocal Circulation
Alumni Library Use

 Last Modified 8/7/17