Loan Periods

Loan periods vary depending upon the status of the borrower and the collection to which an item belongs.


General Collection Materials

University of Texas at Austin Students, Faculty, and Staff
semester loan

All other borrowers 
28-day loan

Limited Circulation Materials

All Borrowers
7-day, 3-day, 24-hour, 2-hour, or library use

Periodicals 
Loan periods for bound periodicals vary by library and are 3-days or library use. 
Loan periods for unbound periodicals vary by library and are generally two-hour or library use.
Borrowers with special needs may request a longer loan period, which are granted at the branch level. 

Non-book materials 
ex., CDs, DVDs, maps, software, equipment 
Loan periods for materials such as these vary by library. 

Special collections 
Special collections in specific libraries may have limited loan periods as determined by the library. For example, at PCL the New Books Collection has a 14-day loan period. 

Rare book and manuscript materials and reference materials 
Library Use 

Reserve materials 
2-hour, 24-hour, or 3-day loan,
as designated by the instructor placing materials on reserve.