Current CWRU students, faculty and staff may borrow most books, pamphlets, and media items with a valid ID Card.
Special Borrowers may check out six items at a time including books, pamphlets, videos, or OhioLINK materials.
|Media type||Loan period|
|Books and pamphlets||21 days|
|Video tapes and DVDs||7 days|
|Laptop computers||3 days|
|OhioLINK items||21 days|
|Course reserves||2 hours. If you borrow it within 2 hours of the library closing, it’s overnight.|
|Overnight course reserves||within the first hour the library opens the next morning|
You’re welcome to renew items online, by phone or in person.
|Harris and other CWRU libraries||4 times|
|OhioLINK items||6 times|
|Course reserves, DVDs, videos and laptops||None|
|Interlibrary Loan items||At lending library’s discretion. Contact the Harris Library Circulation Desk for more information.|
Returning Borrowed Material
All borrowed items may be dropped off at the following locations:
- Main Harris Library Service Desk
- Harris Library book return in front of the Mandel Building
- Please return DVDs, videos, remotes and other electronic items directly to the main Harris Library Service Desk.
|CWRU books and pamphlets||$.25 daily|
$50 for each item returned after a $125 billed notice is sent
|Audiovisual materials||$5 daily|
|Laptop computers||$25 each day|
|Two-hour reserve material||$1 per hour|
|One-week reserve material||$1 per day|
|Two-hour reserve materials returned the next day after due date||$15|
Loss of Library Privileges
$15 or more in Library charges
Privileges are reinstated once fees are under $15
Lost Or Damaged Materials
|Case Libraries except for Health Sciences Libraries||$110 per item|
|Health Sciences Libraries||Cost of item plus $35|
|OhioLINK Libraries||$125 per item|