Borrower Services FAQs

Why do I need my Bryant ID to use the library? Your Bryant ID serves as your library card and is needed for a variety of library services including: check out of circulating materials; access to electronic reserves; borrowing of reserves and equipment; request materials online and off-site database access.

Does the library charge fines for overdue material? Bryant does not currently assess fines for overdue material, but we will charge a replacement fee for items more than 28 days overdue, and will place a block on students' Banner accounts until the matter is resolved by returning, replacing, or paying for the book.

What if I lose or damage a book? The library charges a fee equivalent to an item's replacement cost (or $50 per item if that cost information is not known) for lost Bryant materials.  Lost Interlibrary Loan items will incur a replacement fee of $100 per item.  Replacement copies for Bryant owned items are encouraged when possible; please speak to the Borrower Services librarian to see if arrangements can be made in these situations.

Can I check out material from Reference and/or Periodicals? All reference material, journals and newspapers are for on-site use only.

Can reserve items leave the library? Unless specifically indicated by the faculty member, reserve material cannot leave the premises. The general time for on-site use is two hours.

Where can I return library books? All library materials can be returned at Borrower Services.

 What are my privileges?

 Student

Staff

 Faculty

Courtesy

Max # of items checked out

50

50

200

10

Maximum # of holds

20

50

50

5

Maximum # of ILL requests

20

 50

 50

0

Access to reserve materials

Y

Y

Y

N

Off-site database access

Y

Y

Y

N

Loan period (days)

28

90

365

28