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Please have your active PUID card available to check out any material from the libraries. Notify the libraries if your PUID is lost or stolen. Notify the libraries if material is lost or stolen. If you do not have an active PUID, you may be eligible for a visitor's borrowing card. Ask staff at any Circulation Desk for details or check Visitor Information.
There is currently no limit on the number of items you can have checked out to your account at one time.
Current faculty/staff/students with an active PUID and visitors with an active borrowing card may request materials from the Libraries for pickup at any campus location. Faculty, staff, and visiting scholars who request materials be delivered to their on-campus building (i.e. KRAN) should expect delivery within 2-3 business days via campus mail. Emeritus faculty and official retirees who retain access to their PUID and library account may also request materials for pickup from any campus library location. There is currently no limit on the number of items you can request at one time. Not all print collections are available for request. If you have questions about what you can and cannot request, please contact us for assistance.
As part of our document delivery services, if you request via Interlibrary Loan a book owned by Purdue, Libraries staff will place a request on the book for you through your Libraries' My Account and the book will be delivered to you according to the method you provided on the original interlibrary loan request (includes Personal Delivery - please see below for more information).
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We will continue to automatically renew eligible materials checked out by Purdue patrons. Visitors will need to manually renew their materials or call/email us for assistance. Items that have been requested by another user and limited loan materials are not eligible for auto-renewal.
You can Renew the material you borrowed by the due date to extend the loan period. Core Loan Materials may be renewed. Limited Loan materials (e.g. Cornerstone Reading Room), with the exception of media, are not renewable.
For all billing inquiries, contact Circulation Services at (765) 494-0369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to being returned to any campus library, or via campus mail, materials may also be returned to the following mailing address:
Purdue Libraries/Circulation Services
504 W State Street
You may also return your library materials (including Interlibrary Loan and PurdueBorrow materials) to a NEW outdoor book return located between Academy Park and the Stewart Center docks. This book return will only be emptied Monday through Friday in the mornings, so there may be delays in returns processing.
We have resumed our normal billing activities related to non-return of materials.