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Borrowing Privileges: Home

Borrowing Privileges

Please note that items with a loan period of two weeks or greater may be recalled after 14 days.

Collections Undergraduate and Academy Students Faculty and Staff Graduate and Honors College Students * Resident/Affiliate, Ball State Alumni, and Reciprocal Borrowers Muncie Community Schools Employees
General Collection Books 4 weeks 52 weeks 52 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Bestsellers  Books 2 weeks 2 weeks  2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Periodical/ Reserve/ Microforms Current and Bound Periodicals (most recent five years) 1 day 1 day 1 day In-room use only 1 day
Bound Periodicals (older than five years) 7 days 7 days 7 days In-room use only 7 days
Course Reserves 2 and 4 hours; 3 and 7 days 2 and 4 hours; 3 and 7 days 2 and 4 hours; 3 and 7 days Do not circulate Do not circulate
Permanent Reserve Periodicals 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only
Permanent Reserve Books 4 weeks 52 weeks 52 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Microforms In-room use only In-room use only In-room use only In-room use only In-room use only
Government Publications All Materials 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Educational Technology and Resources Collection Books 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks In-room use only 2 weeks
Audiovisual Materials 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 hours in-room use only 2 weeks
Video and Film 4 days 4 days 4 days 1 day 4 days
Digital Equipment 4 days 4 days 4 days Do not circulate Do not circulate
Permanent Reserves 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only 2 hours in-room use only
Course Reserves 2 and 4 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days 2 and 4 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days 2 and 4 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days Do not circulate Do not circulate
Map Collection Maps 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
Books 4 weeks 52 weeks 52 weeks 4 week 4 weeks
Music Collection 3 Day Music Scores 3 days 3 days 3 days In-room use only 3 days
Course Reserves 2 and 4 hours; 3 and 7 days 2 and 4 hours; 3 and 7 days 2 and 4 hours; 3 and 7 days Do not circulate Do not circulate
Recordings 2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks 4 hours in-room use only 2 weeks
Architecture Library Books 4 weeks 52 weeks 52 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Course Reserves 2 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days 2 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days 2 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days Do not circulate Do not circulate
Video and Film 4 days 4 days 4 days 1 day 4 days
Building Material Samples 4 days 4 days 4 days In-room use only 4 days
Science-Health Science Library Books 4 weeks 52 weeks 52 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
Course Reserves 2 and 4 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days; overnight 2 and 4 hours; 1, 3, and 7 days; overnight 2 and 4 hours; 1,  3, and 7 days Do not circulate Do not circulate
Periodicals 1 and 7 days 1 and 7 days 1 and 7 days In-room use only 1 and 7 days
Video, Film, and Media 4 days 4 days 4 days 1 day 4 days

* Other patron groups include: 5th year CAP Students (enrolled in appropriate theses courses) and Visiting Faculty/Scholars