Borrowing Books

For information on searching for books, see Online Tutorials. For help locating an item within the library, see the Call Number Floor Guide. If you can't find the book on the shelf, check the re-shelving carts on each floor. 

Books must be checked out at the Circulation Desk before removing them from the library. Tulane students, faculty and staff may check out books with a Tulane ID card. If you are not a student nor affiliated with Tulane, you may have certain borrowing priviliges. For details, see Guest Borrowing. Publicly accessible computers are available throughout the library for searching the catalog. For more information on public use policies, see the Public Access Policy page.

Summary Of Loan Period Guidelines for Books

Borrower Loan Period Max Items
Faculty and Visiting Faculty One year from check-out date 100
Tulane Undergraduates Four weeks 50
Tulane Graduate Students Semester loan. Carrel loans are made only to those students who have been assigned a carrel. Carrel loans are for one year. 50
Tulane Staff Four weeks 50
Faculty/Staff Dependents Four weeks 25
Non-Tulane Borrowers Four weeks 25

For more information about Howard-Tilton's borrowing policies, see the Detailed Borrowing Privileges Chart.

For more information about borrowing privileges for Tulane affiliates at other libraries, see Borrowing from other libraries.

Borrowing Reserve Books

All books on Reserve are available at the Reserve Desk. Reserve books circulate for 2 hours, one day or three days. These books must be returned directly to the Reserve Desk. Reserve books are subject to immediate recall from any borrower. For more information about Recalls and Holds, see the Recalls & Holds page.

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