Faculty/Staff Loan Rules

ID Card

A valid MU ID must be presented to check out any library material. Each borrower is responsible for all material borrowed on his/her ID.  Report lost or stolen IDs immediately to the Marquette Card Office in Room 158 of the Alumni Memorial Union.

Authorized Assistants

Faculty members may authorize their graduate assistants to check-out material for them. An Authorized Assistant Form must be signed and returned before such check-outs are permitted. The Faculty member remains responsible for all material checked out via this method. Authorized assistants are not allowed to check out any material for their personal use via this method.

Loan Period

Books checked out to Faculty or Staff members are due at the end of the 2nd summer session. The due date is stamped in the material at check out. There is no limit on the number of items that may be checked out. All checked out material is subject to recall by another user. Please review the Recall section on the main Circulation Page.

Special collections may have shorter loan periods:

  • AVM collection (DVD/Video) - 5 day loan-no renewal
  • Browsing collection - 3 week loan-no renewal
  • Ciszek collection - 3 week loan -no renewal
  • Manresa collection- 3 week loan -no renewal
  • Children’s collection - 3 week loan
  • Laptops (DSL) - end of day (when DSL closes)
  • Cables/adapters (DSL) - end of day (when DSL closes) (some items may have shorter loan periods)
  • Class Reserves - determined by the class instructor
  • Reference collection - 1 week loan unless noted as Library Use Only


Books may be renewed for an additional loan period starting 28 days before the due date. Books may be brought to the Library Services Desk for renewal or renewed online at https://libus.csd.mu.edu/patroninfo. Instructions for online renewals. There is no limit on the number of times an item can be renewed; however, all material is subject to recall by other users.

Overdue Procedures

  1. Faculty and Staff members receive an e-mail via Marquette University e-mail outlining the renewal process each year in mid-July.
  2. An overdue notice is sent 13 days after the due date.
  3. A 2nd notice is sent 44 days after the due date detailing the charges that will be incurred if the material is not returned or renewed within two weeks. AFTER THIS NOTICE, BOOKS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE LIBRARY FOR RENEWAL.
  4. Material not returned or renewed by late September is considered lost. A bill for the replacement cost of the material plus a $15.00 billing fee is issued. The replacement cost of the book will be credited if the material is returned within four months of the due date. Borrowing privileges are suspended at this point until the material is returned or renewed.
  5. Bills and credits for lost library material are processed at the Raynor Library Services Desk. Call (414) 288-3604 with any questions about bills and overdues.
  6. All overdue notices are sent as a courtesy via Marquette University e-mail and non-receipt of a notice does not exempt the borrower from overdue penalties.


Bound and Current periodicals circulate for a one week period to Faculty and Staff members.