What are the library's borrowing policies?
The Learning Resources Division develops and maintains the book, periodical, and media collections of the University that are necessary to support learning and research and provides user access to them. To facilitate and ensure that all users are assisted adequately, the Division has established procedures to govern the circulation of materials. Patrons are expected to follow these rules and policies to prevent the suspension of borrowing privileges. Questions concerning these rules and policies and their application may be addressed to any staff member or the appropriate department chairperson. The Director of the Learning Resources Division has ultimate jurisdiction on related matters.
The collections of the Learning Resources Division are available to all University students, faculty, alumni association members, retirees, and staff. Students and faculty of Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) member institutions may use UDC’s facilities and borrow circulating materials.
Unaffiliated residents of the District of Columbia may not borrow materials but are invited to use our book and media collections on campus.
Students, faculty, and staff must present a valid University identification card to the circulation staff prior to borrowing materials from our collection. Retirees will be issued a special Learning Resources Division borrower’s card. Upon first use, a bar code will be affixed to the card. ID cards are non-transferable and must be validated at the Circulation Desk (annually for faculty and each semester for students).
Requesting a Hold
A patron wishing to borrow materials currently in circulation may request at the LRD circulation desk that a hold be placed on the items. The requestor will be notified when the items have been returned. Items will be kept on hold for only three days after notification. Remember that Consortium Loan is another option when materials are not available at UDC.
Materials are to be returned to the Learning Resources Division Circulation Desk (Building 41, Level 5), Van Ness Campus.