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How long can I check out a book for?

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The borrowing period for students is a full semester, with the exception of musical scores which circulate for 28 days. You can renew books online by logging into your Library Account.

Reference books, rare books and Reserve materials do not circulate outside the libraries. The hard copy Reserves are located and circulate from the Dinand Circulation Desk. Books that are required reading are shelved here. To borrow Reserve materials, you will need your Holy Cross ID. The loan period is 2 hours with overdue fines of 25 cents for the first hour and 50 cents for each additional hour. 

Audio and video materials may be charged out for a 48 hour period.

Periodicals circulate only to faculty and may be checked out for a one week period.