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Borrowing Services: Borrowing Services & Policies

Borrowing Policies

Library materials are not the possession of any single individual, but rather University property that is meant to be shared by all. By borrowing materials from JWU's Denver Campus Library, you are agreeing to the following policies:

  • Borrowing privileges are for registered students and current employees.
  • The barcode on the JWU I.D. card serves as a library card.
  • The privilege of borrowing is a personal one and may not be transferred to another individual.
  • All circulating material must be properly checked out. Its prompt and safe return is the responsibility of the borrower.
  • The borrower is responsible for notifying the Library immediately if library material is damaged, missing or lost.
  • Overdue notices are e-mailed as a courtesy. Failure to receive a notice does not absolve the borrower of the responsibility to renew or return material.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if the borrower has more than $10.00 in library fees.
  • A bill for replacement is sent approximately 30 days after the due date if an item has not been renewed or returned.
  • If a fine is not paid within 30 days, academic and/or judicial holds may be placed on the student’s account.

Alumni should contact the library about the use of its resources, services and facility. Due to building restrictions and contractual agreements with database vendors, many of the Library's services and resources are not available to those not affiliated with the university. 

Loan Periods & Fine Rates


Borrowing Periods

Replacement Charge**
Books 21 days $0.50 per day $90.00
Videos and DVDs 7 days $0.50 per day $90.00
Reserve Books and Articles 2 hours $1.25 per hour $90.00
Reserve Videos and DVDs 1 day $1.25 per day $90.00
Recalled Items n/a $1.50 per day $90.00
Magazines and Reference Books May not be checked out $90.00

Not paying library fines may result in:

  • A suspension of borrowing privileges,
  • An academic hold which prevents the release of diplomas and official transcripts, and/or;
  • A judicial hold which prevents course registration, entrance to class, and graduation.

 *The Library reserves the right to increase fines in the future.
**The replacement charge is $65 plus a maximum overdue fine of $25. The Library reserves the right to charge more if the item is of greater value.

Course Reserves

Instructors may provide students access to course materials through the Reserve Collection. Examples of Reserve items include:

  • textbooks
  • materials for research projects
  • project examples
  • supplemental books, articles, videos, etc.

Please contact us if you would like items placed on Reserve for your course.

To locate course reserve materials, search the Library Catalog by choosing Course Name or Course Instructor from the drop down menu.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which you can borrow materials from other libraries that are not available at Denver Campus Library. Service is restricted to currently enrolled JWU students, faculty, and staff.