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Borrowing and Renewing

Part-Time Faculty, Staff, and Administrators


  • 4 week loan period (28 days)
  • 3 renewal periods of 28 days each
  • New Books: 21 day loan, no renewals
  • Books on Display and Faculty Authors collection: 21 days, 2 renewals
  • All books can be recalled at any time.  


  • 7 day loan period
  • 3 renewal periods of 7 days

Audiobooks, CDs, and Cassettes:

  • 14 day loan period
  • 3 renewal periods of 14 days

2-Hour Reserves:

  • Loan period: 120 minutes
  • 1 renewal period of 120 minutes

1 Day Reserves:

  • Loan period:  1 day
  • No renewals

Check Out Periods for Ebooks and Online Audiobooks

Loan periods: 

  • OverDrive ebooks: 14 days
  • EBSCO ebooks: 1-21 days
  • OverDrive audiobooks: 7 or 14 days

Checkout limits: 

  • OverDrive: 6 OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks at a time
  • EBSCO ebooks: 6 EBSCO ebooks at a time
  • Ebook Central ebooks: View ebooks online for an unlimited period. Some books may be checked out for 7 or 14 days. 

Visitor and courtesy patrons:

  • Anyone who has a valid library account may check out ebooks from OverDrive.
  • EBSCO and Ebook Central are limited to those who have a TIU network username and password.


  • When the book returns, you can check it out again. You can do this unlimited times if there are no holds.

No fines (book automatically returns)

Check Out Periods for Items from Other Libraries



  • 28 day loan period
  • 3 renewals of 28 days (Faculty/Staff are entitled to 6 renewals)
  • Can be recalled at any time

Non-Print Materials:

  • 14 day loan period.
  • 3 renewals of 14 days (Full-Time Faculty/Staff are entitled to 6 renewals)
  • Can be recalled at any time


  • Due dates and renewal periods (if allowed) are set by the lending library.