Anyone with a valid University of Iowa identification card may borrow materials from any of the University’s libraries. Clients unaffiliated with the University may, under certain circumstances, be permitted to check materials out of the Libraries. Application for a borrower’s permit may be made at the Information Desk.
- Loan Periods
- Book Renewals
- Book Recalls
- Overdue Fines
- Proxy Cards
- Borrower’s Permits
- Book Request from an on-campus library
Hardin Library Loan Periods:
Hardin Library & Annex Journals
|Journals have a limited loan period. They can be checked out anytime during the day and are due back before closing the following day. Journals may be renewed online or by calling 319-335-9150 up to 3 times. The “green dot” or display journals located on the current journal display shelves circulate for 2 hours only. For exceptional problems such as photographic reproduction, etc., please inquire of the staff at the Information Desk.|
(Medical, Dental, Law)
due in late June**
|Graduate Students and Undergraduate Honors Students||
due in late June**
due early June**
due early June**
All books subject to recall anytime after the original two weeks of the loan OR immediately if needed for course reserve.
**Faculty/Professional and Scientific Staff loan / Graduate, Honors, and Professional Students
This is an extended loan with a due date in June, but subject to recall anytime after the original two weeks of the loan or immediately if needed for course reserve.
Faculty and Professional/Scientific staff loans (and long term loans due June 1) must be renewed in person only.
Graduate and Professional students (long term loans due in June) must be renewed in person only.
2 week and 4 week book loans may be renewed in InfoHawk (My Account) or by phone at 319-335-9150.
Journals may be renewed for 1 additional day up to 3 times in InfoHawk (My Account) or by phone at 319-335-9150.
Overdue materials must be renewed in person only.
Billed materials must be returned. You may check them out again immediately if there are no recalls on the items.
Recalled materials may not be renewed.
Reserve materials may not be renewed.
All library books may be recalled after a 2- week loan period. Materials needed for Reserve may be recalled at any time.
Email notices are sent to the borrower’s address. A 5-day period is allowed for the return of the book without penalty. Borrowers who are away from their offices (vacation, leaves, etc.) will be held responsible for the return of recalled books; library materials should be readily available for office personnel to return upon recall or a current address where the borrower may be contacted should be given.
Recall items through InfoHawk by clicking the “recall” button which is located next to the due date of the item.
Overdue books (materials circulating for 2 weeks or longer)–Fines do not accrue on a daily basis. If an item is not returned at the point of billing (typically 4-8 weeks after its due date), a non-refundable replacement fine of $10.00 is charged along with replacement cost of the item.
Recalled books–$4.00 per day to a maximum of $40.00
Overdue journals–$ .50 per day to a maximum of $15.00
Reserve Materials–$2.40 per hour/ .04 minute to a maximum of $40.00
Laptops–$15 if 30 minutes late, $25 per day late to a maximum of $140. After 5 days you are billed an additional $1500 laptop replacement fine by ITS.
Simulators–Fines do not accrue on a daily basis. If an item is not returned by the due date you may be billed the entire replacement cost of the item.
The fine charges will appear on your University bill and are payable only to the University of Iowa Business Office.
A faculty member may give authorization to have materials charged out in his/her name. Signed authorization cards are kept on file at the Circulation Desk and a barcoded card is issued to the authorized borrower.
Library users may request that materials owned by one University of Iowa Library be sent to and held for pickup at another University of Iowa Library. Users with campus or VA office addresses may also request delivery to their office. To request a materials not available from our libraries, use Interlibrary Loan.
Billed, overdue, recalled or reserve items should be returned directly to the Hardin Library.
Interlibrary Loan materials should be returned directly to the Hardin Library.
We recommend that you return Law Library materials directly, but you may also return them to Hardin.
Regular loans can be returned multiple ways:
- Return books in person to the Hardin Library, or any other University Library.
- Return books by sending them in a Campus Mail envelope. Address the envelope: Hardin Library Returns, HLHS, HLHS.
- Return books by mail. Address the package: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Access Services Dept., 600 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242-1098.
Persons unaffiliated with the University may, under certain circumstances, be permitted to check materials out of the Libraries. Application for a borrower’s permit may be made at the Information Desk.