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Campus Library FAQ: How long can I check out books and other materials? How many can I check out?

Frequently asked questions at the UWB/CC Campus Library

How long can I check out books, media, and other materials?

Loan periods vary among libraries and may be determined by the status of the borrower, type of material and individual collection policy.


Most books and other materials in the UW Bothell/CC Library check out for the following periods of time: 

  • Undergraduates and Alumni: 4 weeks, unlimited renewals (unless item is recalled)
  • Faculty / Grads / Staff: 12 weeks, unlimited renewals (unless item is recalled)

Some collections within the library (i.e. Reference) are in-library use only, while other collections (i.e. Career, Writing, Topics, etc.) check out for 7 days. Items that are on Reserve for a class check out for shorter periods of time. Most media items (DVD, VHS, video games) can be checked out for 7 days.

How many can I check out?

There is no limit on how many books, media, and other materials you can check out.


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