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Staff Services

How many things?

Staff are allowed to checkout 50 books at time. If you are close to the limit and need additional materials for your research, contact a librarian to discuss raising your limit.

Due Dates

We know your life is busy, so we try to give you plenty of time to use the materials you check out. In addition to long check out lengths we also allow you to renew your books two times for the same checkout length.

 Material Type:  Checkout Length:
 Books from the main shelves  15 weeks
 Popular reading books  4 weeks
 PreK-12 materials  4 weeks
 Educational media  15 weeks
 Wilkie and Entertainment DVDs  1 week
 Course reserve materials (most)  2 hours

May I renew my materials?

May I renew my library materials?

Yes, but with the following exceptions:

  • Reserve items many not be renewed
  • Government publications may only be renewed once
  • Interlibrary Loan renewal requests should be emailed to

To renew your materials, go to the Library's home page (

  1. Hover over My Personal Library
  2. Select My Library Account
  3. Enter your network username and password (the same combination you use to log into your computer)
  4. Click the renew button next to the items you want to renew
  5. A note will appear above the box letting you know if you were successful or not

How do I renew materials if I'm not a Loras community member?

If you have any questions, please call 588-7189 for assistance.