Change in E-Z Borrow Loan Period

Through participation in the E-Z Borrow network, the Penn community has access to books from over 60 academic libraries in Pennsylvania and nearby states. Take note of this change in policy: E-Z Borrow partners have agreed to extend the loan period for E-Z Borrow materials to 6 weeks with a single 6 week renewal.  In the past, these loans went out to our patrons for 4 weeks with a single 4 week renewal.  In the long run, this will make things much simpler for our circulation desks since it means that the E-Z Borrow loan period is now the same as the one for BorrowDirect.  (BorrowDirect is the inter-library loan service exclusive to Penn, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, and the Center for Research Libraries.)

In the short run, it will mean that patrons trying to renew E-Z Borrow books that they’ve recently charged out may have trouble renewing online. It will take about 4 weeks for all of the patrons that have E-Z Borrow books charged under the old rules to either return or renew them.  If you are experiencing difficulty with a renewal or have any questions about the transition, the circulation staff will be happy to assist you.

New: longer check-out periods for health sciences graduate students, faculty and staff with PennCards

Effective Monday, June 18th, books from the Penn health sciences libraries will circulate for one semester for graduate students, faculty and staff with PennCards.  Books borrowed between now and late July will be due August 30th.  Books checked out after late July will be due December 31st.

The previous loan period of 28 days for books from the Biomedical, Veterinary and Dental libraries will remain the same for undergraduate students and staff with UPHS ID cards but no PennCard.

*Please note* that books currently on loan cannot be self-renewed.  Please contact the circulation desk at the loaning library for help in renewing and policy questions.  Books checked out after June 17th can be self-renewed.

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