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Borrowing Policy

Materials will be checked out for regular loan periods. When books are returned, please allow for a full week before your account is updated, as the library will be quarantining all returned books for 5 days before checking in.

No fines will be assessed for existing materials that are checked out, and there will be no fines for the semester. However, if books are not returned within three months, there will be a bill for the book added to your account at the end of the semester. Returning the book will remove the bill, and we can negotiate the purchase of a replacement book rather than the full charge if the book is lost. Bills can be resolved by speaking to the Circulation Coordinator at your campus library.


  • Books: All circulating books are available to be checked out for the period detailed in the chart below, based on borrower type. Non-circulating titles must be used in the library.
  • Media: All circulating media (DVDs, VHS, CDs, audiobooks, etc.) are available to be checked out for a period of seven days with a single renewal of an additional seven days.
  • Late fees for reserve materials: Any overnight, two-day, or three-day reserve materials that are checked out will be subject to a $25/day fee for each day it is overdue.
  • VALE Reciprocal Borrowing: This program allows FDU faculty and staff to check out books from other participating NJ academic institutions.



Borrower Type Loan Period Book Limit Fines Renewals Lost
Academy 28 days 5 $.20/day No $100
Adjunct Faculty 28 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Administration 28 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Alumni 28 days 4 $.20/day Yes $100
Audit/Continuing ED 28 days 10 $.20/day Yes $100
Dissertation 1 Semester n/a $.20/day Yes $100
Emeritus 28 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Faculty 120 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Friend of the Library 28 days 4 $.20/day Yes $100
Graduate Student 1 Semester n/a $.20/day Yes $100
Honor Student 1 Semester n/a $.20/day Yes $100
L.I.F.E 14 days 5 $.20/day Yes $100
Middle College Faculty 28 days 10 n/a Yes $100
Middle College Student 28 days 5 $.20/day No $100
Paralegal 28 days 10 $.20/day Yes $100
Staff 62 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Undergraduate Student 28 days n/a $.20/day Yes $100
VALE 28 days 5 $.20/day No $100


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