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Renew Borrowed Books Online

Simplify your academic life, renew online.  'Renewing' means extending the loan period of your borrowed items so you can hang on to them longer and avoid overdue fees.  Note that most items can be renewed, but there are occasional exceptions. 

If you already set up your Discovery account and want to renew online, click on the box below to log in.

Faculty and students, to create a Discovery account check out this interactive tutorial or visit us at the Reference Desk. Staff members, to begin setting up your Discovery account, you will need to come into the library and ask us at the Circulation Desk to create a patron account for you.

 

book renewal account setup/login box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowing and Access

Item loan periods and access to online subscription databases depends on your current affiliation with the university.  Here is a closer look:

NDNU students, faculty, and staff are eligible for library privileges with their NDNU ID card. This includes access to computers and online subscriptions databases.

Alumni are considered to be part of the NDNU community and may borrow library items.  Alumni wishing to borrow library items, must have a campus ID card.  Obtaining an ID card involves a few steps and a small fee, and it all begins with the Campus Housing office.  Alumni are encouraged to call Housing prior to visiting campus to know what steps are expected of them to obtain an ID card and to know when Housing is open.

Alums can also log into library computers and access library databases while on campus.  Alums are not able to access library databases remotely, only while in the library.  This is due to licensing restrictions.  In order to log into library computers, after first obtaining a campus ID card, alums will also need an alumni email account.  To set up this email account, alums should contact OIT Director Merle Mason at mmason@ndnu.edu to request an alumni email account.

San Mateo County Educators are granted special borrowing permits to access the San Mateo Education Research Center books that are now part of the Gellert Library's collections.

Public. Community members are welcome to use books and other forms of media, but are not permitted to check out library items or use the library’s online subscription databases or computers.

Check the options below to find out how long you can hang on to an item and to review related fees if items are not renewed (when allowable) or returned by their due date:

Item Students Faculty Staff Alumni San Mateo County Educators
Loan Periods Table
Books 3 Weeks End of semester End of semester 3 Weeks 3 Weeks (SMERC items only)
Course Reserves In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only --
Print Journals In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only
Reference In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only
Music Scores 3 Weeks End of semester End of semester 3 Weeks --
DVDs & CDs In-library use only 1 Week 1 Week In-library use only --
Interlibrary Loan Varies by institution Varies by institution Varies by institution -- --
Access to Electronic Resources Yes Yes Yes No No
Headphones In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only
Laptops 1 week 1 Week 1 Week -- --
iPads In-library use only In-library use only In-library use only -- --
Camcorder 2 Week 2 Week 2 Week -- --
Tripod 2 Week 2 Week 2 Week -- --

Overdue and lost materials
Circulating 25 cents per day after seven-day grace period
Reserve $1.00 per day
Interlibrary Loan Varies depending on lending institutions
Lost Replacement cost based on current price of item, in addition to overdue fines

 

 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

To get articles and books that the library does not own, take advantage of ILL, a free service for NDNU community members.  How it works 

 

Suggest a New Resource

suggestions from NDNU students, faculty and staff for new additions to our collections.

Use this form to suggest a new resource.

 

University Archives

For questions regarding the University Archives, please contact Pia Walawalkar at swalawalkar@ndnu.edu.