Borrow & Renew

How to Borrow

You need a current Tufts ID to borrow library materials.  

Use the library catalog to search for books.

Stacks Books

Loan periods:

  • Faculty and staff: 6 months
  • Graduate students: 90 days
  • Undergraduates: 28 days
  • Alumni: 28 days
  • Retired faculty and staff: 28 days
  • BLC users: 28 days

Technology to Borrow

How to Renew

Stacks Books

You may renew a book from the general collection up to five times if no one else has requested it.

Reserve Books

  • No online renewals
  • Ask for a renewal at the Ginn Circulation Desk
    • When Reserve books are in high demand--during the first few weeks of the semester and finals week--we generally do not renew them.

How to Recall

Need a book that is already checked out by another student? Recall the book from the library catalog by clicking on "Request Item." You will be notified by email when the item is available to pick up.

Non-Circulating Materials

These items cannot be checked out and must be used in the library:

  • Periodicals
  • Fletcher Dissertations
  • U.N. and League of Nations Documents
  • Reference Materials
  • Microforms