University of Oregon


Policies on this page pertain to UO undergraduates, Community Education students, and students and staff from institutions with which we have reciprocal circulation agreements. (Students at Northwest Christian University see this page.)

Your UO ID card is your library card. Visiting students will need to show photo ID and log in to their institutional accounts to borrow.     

  • Borrower Responsibilities:

    • You are responsible for knowing the due date of library material that is checked out to you, and for returning material on time

    • All items are subject to recall by other library users at any time, including breaks between terms; if a recall shortens your loan period you will receive an email notification

    • Borrowing-related notifications are sent to your institutional email address (

  • Loan Periods:

    • Books: 6 weeks

    • AV material: 6 days

    • Bound journals: 6 days

    • Summit material: 6 days to 6 weeks (determined by the lending library)

    • Interlibrary Loan material: Due date determined by the lending library

    • Course Reserves and equipment loans: 2 hours to 7 days

    • Renewals: Eligible material will renew automatically unless requested by another user

    • When maximum loan period has been reached, users will receive a courtesy email notification

  • Fees and Overdue Fines:  

    • Books and Summit or ILL material: $.50/day

    • AV material: $2/day

    • Recalled material: $5/day

    • Equipment and other short loans: varies

    • Course Reserves material: $3/hour

    • Damaged or lost items: Repair or replacement charge plus accrued fines plus $20 non-refundable service charge

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