Library Policies

Loan Periods & Overdue Fines

Patron Type Loan Period Renewals Overdue Fines
Student End of current semester 0 Books $0.25 per day, Media $1.00 per day
Faculty May 30 1 Fines on recalled items only
Staff End of current semester 1 Fines on recalled items only
Guest 30 days 2 Books $0.25 per day, Media $1.00 per day


Books may be recalled after 7 days’ use by the initial borrower. Please return the material within 7 days of notice. Fines accrue at $1.00 per day thereafter.

Use of Library Spaces

Library spaces are meant for study, research, and collaboration. The main reading room is the busiest area, where conversation and collaboration are encouraged. If you need a quieter space, the doors to the Reference (Quiet study) area may be closed to keep the area quiet. Single study spaces may also be sought out in the stacks in the basement if you are looking for an even quieter study space.


Visitors are welcome at the library any time during our open hours. While on campus, our electronic databases and full-text serials are available for your access. Library staff can help you with accessing the catalog and finding materials. A guest membership with borrowing privileges (for CT residents) costs $25 per year and allows the borrowing of up to 10 items at a time for a one month period. Borrowing privileges apply to physical materials only.

Computer Usage

Computers are provided primarily for the convenience of our students. All use must follow the Hartford International University computer use guidelines.

Fees for Lost & Damaged Items

A default of $50.00 is charged for lost or damaged materials. If the replacement item costs more than $50.00, the actual replacement cost amount will be charged, plus a $15.00 processing fee.
Sorry, we are unable to accept borrower-provided replacement items.

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