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Library Orientation: Borrowing Policies

This guide provides an introduction to resources and services offered by the Monmouth University Library.

Course Reserves

Print reserves

Your professor can put supplementary course materials on reserve. These items can be checked out for use in the library at the circulation desk.


Some reserve materials are available electronically 24/7. A password from your professor is needed and the materials can be accessed:  E-Reserves

Borrowing Policies

Books and media can be checked out at the Circulation Desk. A valid Monmouth University ID card is required to check out materials.

Loan periods:





3 weeks

2 days

Graduate students

One semester

2 days


June 1



Fines for overdue books are 10 cents per day.


VALE Reciprocal Agreement

As of January 2002, the New Jersey college and university libraries in the VALE consortium (54 libraries) agreed to extend reciprocal borrowing privileges to their respective full-time faculty and staff.

As of June 16, 2004, graduate students may also participate in the program.

Effective September, 2008, eighteen VALE Libraries agreed to expand their participation and extend reciprocal borrowing privileges to each other's undergraduate students.

In order to advantage of using and borrowing materials from participating libraries, active MU faculty and students must complete an application form at the Library's circulation desk prior to visiting participating libraries. Loan periods are for 3 weeks and borrowers are responsible for returning materials and costs of damaged/lost books.