Library Policies

Who can borrow Residence Hall Library (RHL) materials?

University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students with an active I-card can check out any RHL materials for FREE!

Loan Policy

Residence Hall Library loan policies may differ from other University Library units. Please refer to the information below for questions concerning loan policies for Residence Hall Library materials.

 Material Type   Check-Out Limit       Loan Period      Able to Renew? 
 Books and Audioboooks
 No limit  4 weeks  Once
 CDs  4  1 week  3 times
 DVDs & Blu-rays   3 cases/1 TV Season   1 week  3 times
 External Disc Drives & Blu-ray Players   1  1  3 times

 Phone Chargers, Headphones, Adapters, 

 HDMI Cables, & Marker Sets

 2  24 hours  No
 Magazines (newest issue)       2    24 hours  No
 Board Games
 2  1 week
 3 times
 Loanable Technology
 2  24 hours
 Magazines  No limit  1 week  Once
 Video Games  3  1 week  3 times

Illinois Library Policy on Overdue Items & Materials

Once an item reaches 35 days overdue (most items) or 10 days overdue (loanable technology), the Library considers the item to have been lost by the borrower, and the borrower's account is charged for the replacement of the item: $125 (for books) or $300 (for serials).  Some items may be charged at a higher amount.  This charge is usually cancelled if the item is returned.

All borrowers, including faculty and staff, are charged for overdue reserve material.  Overdue fines for 2-hour reserve loans are $5.00/hour; overdue fines for 24 hour reserve loans are $5.00/day.

Questions about overdue, lost, or damaged items?

Contact Julia Cross (, RHLS Senior Library Specialist.