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

30 days

Honors College

30 days

Graduate Student: Masters

30 days

Ph.D. / Grad Assoc.

150 days

Research Asst. / Teaching Asst.

150 days

Faculty / Academic Professional

150 days

Faculty Assoc. / Adjunct / Staff

150 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 reserves varies from library to library.
  • It is your responsibility to check your account regularly for overdues, recalls, etc. You can access your account by selecting My Library Account from the My Accounts pull-down menu on 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 (renewal, recall, etc.) are 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 at 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 Library: 480-965-6400
Downtown Phoenix campus Library: 602-496-0300
Fletcher Library: 602-543-8520
Hayden Library: 480-965-3605
IBIC: 602-978-7232
Ross-Blakely Law Library: 480-965-6144
Music Library: 480-965-3513
Noble Science and Engineering Library: 480-965-2600
Polytechnic campus Library: 480-727-1037