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Loan Periods and Renewals

Consult these tables for loan periods and renewal limits. For general borrowing information, see Borrowing & Circulation.

UHD Students and Staff

Format Loan Period Renewals
General Collection
6 weeks
Unlimited renewals
until end of semester
Juvenile Collection
3 weeks
Thesis Collection
3 weeks
Textbooks Collection
3 weeks
Audiobooks
6 weeks
Unlimited renewals until end of semester
Compact Discs
6 weeks
Unlimited Renewals until end of semester
DVDs and Videos
1 week
1 renewal
Periodicals
Checkouts not allowed
Reference
Checkouts not allowed

 

UHD Graduate Students

Format Loan Period Renewals
General Collection
1 semester
None
Juvenile Collection
3 weeks
Unlimited renewals
until end of semester
Thesis Collection
3 weeks
Textbooks Collection
3 weeks
Audiobooks
6 weeks
Unlimited renewals until end of semester
Compact Discs
6 weeks
Unlimited renewals until end of semester
DVDs and Videos
1 week
1 renewal
Periodicals
Checkouts not allowed
Reference
Checkouts not allowed

Note: These loan periods are only available to graduate students enrolled at the University of Houston-Downtown. Graduate students from the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Clear Lake have the loan periods for UHD Students.

 


UHD Faculty

Format Loan Period Renewals
General Collection
[see note below]
All items due
April 15 each year
Unlimited
Juvenile Collection
3 weeks
Unlimited renewals
until end of semester
Thesis Collection
3 weeks
Textbooks Collection
3 weeks
Audiobooks
6 weeks
Unlimited renewals
until end of semester
Compact Discs
6 week
Unlimited renewals
until end of semester
DVDs and Videos
1 week
1 renewal
Periodicals
3 days
no renewals
Reference
3 days
no renewals

Note: Adjunct faculty can borrow General Collection books for 1 semester with no renewals.

 

UHD Alumni

Format Loan Period Renewals
General Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Juvenile Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Thesis Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Textbooks Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Audiobooks
3 weeks
1 renewal
Compact Discs
3 weeks
1 renewal
DVDs and Videos
3 hours
1 renewal
Periodicals
Checkouts not allowed
Reference
Checkouts not allowed

 

Visitors

Visitors from the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Clear Lake can borrow library materials under the same rules as UHD Students and Staff, UHD Faculty, or UHD Alumni, depending on the borrower's status at their home campus.

The following loan periods are available to visitors who present a TexShare Card from another Texas library, as well as visitors who purchase an Affiliate card from the UHD Library, and students from the English Language Institute (ELI). See Borrowing & Circulation for details about Affiliate cards or setting up your ELI library account.

Format Loan Period Renewals
General Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Juvenile Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Thesis Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Textbooks Collection
3 weeks
1 renewal
Audiobooks
3 weeks
1 renewal
Compact Discs
3 weeks
1 renewal
DVDs and Videos
3 hours
1 renewal
Periodicals
Checkouts not allowed
Reference
Checkouts not allowed

Note: Visiting faculty from other Texas colleges and university can get longer loan periods for some materials if they present a TexShare Card from their home library. The extended loan period for General Collection books is 1 semester. The loan period for compact discs, DVDs, and videos is 1 week. No renewals are allowed.

 

 

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W.I. Dykes Library • University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street • Houston, Texas 77002
Information 713-221-8187 • Circulation 713-221-8186

 

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Last updated or reviewed on 6/21/13

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