Using the RIT Library: Borrow

General information about using the library at the Wallace Center

Checking out material

RIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni may borrow library material by presenting a current RIT ID at the Circulation desk at the time of check-out. Two forms of ID are required to borrow a laptop.

You are responsible for the timely return of items that you check out. Items cannot be transferred to another person.

A fines balance of $5 or more suspends your borrowing privileges..

Other circulating items

PC and Mac laptops are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. The Laptops have a 4-hour loan period and can be taken out of the building. They are equipped with wireless cards, Microsoft Office and Internet browsers.

An RIT ID and one other form of government issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID, military ID, or passport) are required at check out. Only one laptop may be borrowed at a time per person. Only current students and faculty/staff may check out laptops. Alumni and guests cannot check out laptops.

We also have graphing calculators, HDMI cables, laptop locks, and whiteboard supplies available for loan at the Circulation Desk.

Loan Periods

Status How Long? * Renewals** How many books at a time?
Undergraduate 3 Weeks 3 times Unlimited
Graduate 10 Weeks 3 times Unlimited
Adjunct Faculty/Staff End of Semester 2 times Unlimited
Regular Faculty/Staff End of Academic Year 2 times Unlimited
Alumni 3 Weeks 3 times 10
Osher Lifelong Learning Members 3 Weeks 3 times 10
Family Borrowers 3 Weeks 3 times 10
Other Patrons Due dates my vary by patron No 5

* For regular circulating materials on the 3rd and 4th floor.  Reserves, multimedia and some other materials have shorter loan periods. 

**Please see the Recall policy for further clarification of the renewal policy


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Use of RIT resources is reserved for current RIT students, faculty and staff for academic and teaching purposes only.
Please contact your librarian with any questions.