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Loan Periods and Renewals

Loan Periods

At this time, only the current University of Houston-Downtown students, faculty, staff, and alumni may visit the W.I. Dykes Library to borrow materials. Students, faculty, and staff from other University of Houston System campuses may borrow materials under the same borrowing privileges as their UHD counterpart by way of intercampus delivery. Other borrowers affiliated with UHD can borrow library materials on a limited basis. For more information, please see the Library COVID-19 webpage. To view items that you checked out or want to renew, please see the My Library Account webpage. 

Consult these tables for loan periods and renewal limits for memembers of the University of Houston-Downtown community. For general borrowing information, see Checking Out Materials.

Students and Staff

Books LimitLoan PeriodRenewals
General, Leisure, & Graphic Novels
Unlimited
6 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester
Juvenile, Textbooks, & Thesis
Unlimited
3 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester
Periodicals & Reference
Checkouts not allowed
-
-
Media
LimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Audiobooks, DVDs, Music CDs, & Videos
5 total 
3 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester
EquipmentLimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Binoculars
1 total
1 week
No renewals
Dry Erase Boards
1 total
2 hours
1
Dry Erase Kits
1 total
2 hours
1
Camcorders
1 total
3 days
No renewals
Cameras
1 total
3 days
No renewals
Tripods
1 total
3 days
No renewals
Umbrellas
1 total
1 week
No renewals
USB Cables
1 total
2 hours
1

Graduate Students

Books LimitLoan PeriodRenewals
General & Graphic Novels
Unlimited
1 semester
No renewals
LeisureUnlimited6 weeksUnlimited until end of the semester
Juvenile, Textbooks, & Thesis
Unlimited
3 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester
Periodicals & Reference
Checkouts not allowed
-
-
MediaLimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Audiobooks, DVDs, Music CDs, & Videos
10 total
3 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester
EquipmentLimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Binoculars
1 total
1 week
No renewals
Dry Erase Boards
1 total
2 hours
1
Dry Erase Kits
1 total
2 hours
1
Camcorders
1 total
3 days
No renewals
Cameras
1 total
3 days
No renewals
Tripods
1 total
3 days
No renewals
Umbrellas
1 total
1 week
No renewals
USB Cables
1 total
2 hours
1

Faculty and Faculty Emeriti

Books LimitLoan PeriodRenewals
General & Graphic Novels
Unlimited
12 months
Unlimited
Leisure
Unlimited
6 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester
Juvenile, Textbooks, & Thesis
Unlimited
3 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester
Periodicals & Reference
Unlimited
3 days
No renewals
MediaLimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Audiobooks, DVDs, Music CDs, & Videos
10 total
6 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester

Adjunct Faculty

Books LimitLoan PeriodRenewals
General & Graphic Novels
Unlimited
1 semester
No renewals
​Leisure​Unlimited​6 weeks
​Unlimited until t end of the semester
​Juvenile, Textbooks, & Thesis
​Unlimited​3 weeks
​Unlimited until end of the semester
Periodicals & Reference
Checkouts are not allowed
-
-
MediaLimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Audiobooks, DVDs, Music CDs, & Videos
10 total
3 weeks
Unlimited until end of the semester

Alumni - Limit 10 items

Books LimitLoan PeriodRenewals
General, Leisure, Graphic Novels,
Juvenile, Textbooks
10 total
3 weeks
1
DVDs, Periodicals, Reference, & Videos
Library Use Only
-
-
MediaLimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Audiobooks & Music CDs
4 within the above 10 total limit
3 weeks
1

Program (or Friends of the Library) - Limit 4 items

UHD Affiliates, CJ Training Center, Student Counseling Services, & TexShare

Books LimitLoan PeriodRenewals
General, Leisure, Graphic Novels, Juvenile, & Textbooks
4 total
3 weeks
1
Periodicals & Reference
Library Use Only
-
-
MediaLimitLoan PeriodRenewals
Audiobooks & Music CDs
1 within the above 4 total limit
3 weeks
1
DVDs & Videos
Library Use Only
-
-

Renewals

Borrowers may extend the loan period for some items on or before the due date to avoid fines or charges. However, they cannot renew items if other borrowers request them or if the library recalls them. Borrowers may renew their items by visiting the circulation desk staff on the fifth floor of the main building or contacting them at 713-221-8186. To renew online, please follow the instructions below:   

    1. Go to the library homepage at www.uhd.edu/library
    2. Choose the My Library Account link under the Services heading under the blue Library Hours link.
    3. Pick the blue UHD​ link in the white Login using: box.
    4. Access your library account at the UHD Web Authentication Service page.
      • Type in your network ID in the Network Account box.
      • Type in your password in the Password box.
      • Click on the red Login link. This will take you to your library account
    5. Click on LOANS underneath the My Library Account heading.
    6. Choose the eligible items that you want to renew.
    7. Press RENEW SELECTED above the items list.
    8. Confirm your renewals from the yellow "Selected loans have been successfully renewed" message.

Recalls

A recall may occur if there are outstanding holds on a checked-out item. Most items are subject to recall after six weeks. Items from the Juvenile collection, audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs are subject to recall after three weeks. Borrowers cannot revew recalled items.​

Last updated 1/8/2021 6:12 AM