For current and affiliated members, library materials typically circulate for an entire semester. Restrictions apply for Everett Cafe books, which circulate for two weeks; print books on Reserve, which circulate for two hours; and some equipment, which circulates for six hours, Books from the closed stacks are subject to review for circulation, depending on their age and condition.

An item you check out this semester generally will will be due on or around the first week of the next semester. If the item is recalled by another patron, however, you will be notified via email of a revised, earlier due date. Read more about the Gottesman Libraries' Circulation Policy.

Each Columbia library has its own borrowing policies. Please consult their website for those loan periods.