ASU student, faculty and staff loan policy

New student library privileges begin on the first day of class. Continuing students who have preregistered for the upcoming semester have ongoing library privileges.

Borrower loan periods

Undergraduate student

120 days

Honors College

120 days

Graduate student: Masters

365 days

Ph.D. or grad assoc.

365 days

Research asst. or teaching asst.

365 days

Faculty or academic professional

365 days

Faculty assoc., adjunct or staff

365 days


About your account

  • Each ASU Library may have individual loan and fee policies for various types of materials.  Please check with your library for details.
  • Loan periods are based upon your borrower type and the kind of item you are checking out.
  • There is no limit on the number of books that can be checked out at one time.
  • The number of items you may check out from specialized collections such as videos, microforms and course resources varies from library to library.
  • It is your responsibility to check your account regularly. You can access your account by selecting My Library Account from the Accounts pull down menu in the black bar at the top of the Library home page.
  • Proxies are allowed and required when checking out materials for another borrower.
  • Photo ID (preferably Sun Card) is required for each transaction.
  • Borrowing privileges and access to some online services may be denied if you have fines/fees
  • Report lost or stolen cards to the library.

Important reminders

  • You are responsible for items checked-out to your account and related fees; this responsibility cannot be transferred.
  • For your protection, do not loan your ID or borrowed items to others. Do not depend on others to return items for you.
  • Report a lost ID to the library.
  • Items must be returned to an ASU Library book return or Information and Check Out Desk in order to be properly checked-in. Most items may be returned to or renewed at any library. Check book drop policies.

ASU Library Information and Check Out Desk phone numbers

Design and the Arts Library: 480-965-6400
Downtown Phoenix campus Library: 602-496-0300
Fletcher Library: 602-543-8520
Hayden Library: 480-965-3605
Ross-Blakely Law Library: 480-965-6144
Music Library: 480-965-3513
Noble Library: 480-965-2600
Polytechnic campus Library: 480-727-1037