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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.
Need help requesting materials? Check out this short video.
Summer and Fall 2021: Faculty, staff, retirees (including emeritus faculty), graduate students, and online-only undergraduates have the option to request home delivery of Libraries-owned print materials (within the US and Canada only). Eligible print materials will have a "Personal Delivery" drop-down request option in Library Search after clicking "Request Hold." Not all print collections are available for this service. If you're not planning to return to campus, materials may be mailed back to us at Purdue Libraries CircServices/504 W State St/West Lafayette IN, 47907. You are responsible for return postage. If you're returning to campus this summer or fall, you may bring those materials back with you and return them to any campus library location.
Fall 2021: we will continue to auto-renew 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 cannot be renewed.
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 email@example.com.
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
Don't want to come inside? There is a book return built into the Stewart Center building at the north entrance double doors, facing Heavilon Hall. Simply pull the metal lip to open, drop in your books (one at a time please - books can get stuck), and you're done!