Circulation of materials is available to users with valid Stanford borrowing cards, users with University of California Library Reciprocal Services Cards, users who have purchased borrowing privileges (personal and corporate), and corporate users with a SUL Science coupon. Visiting Scholars are eligible for borrowing privileges but they must apply for these privileges at least four weeks before their expiration date. Contact the Privileges Desk at Green Library (650-723-1492) for information on obtaining a valid borrowers card.
For detailed circulation policy and cooperative borrowing information, please see:
- SUL Borrow, Renew, Return
- SUL Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP)
- SUL Access and Privileges for Visitors (Includes Alumni)
- SUL Proxy Borrowing
Swain Loan Periods
|Reserves, Journals, and Software||2 hours (no overnight loans)|
|Review Serials||28 days|
|Books and Theses||28 days|
|Reference||Do not circulate|
Users who have a current SUNet ID and a University ID may place a request to renew items up to two times by accessing My Account. An email message will be sent to you on the following day confirming that the renewal was processed. Items must be returned to the owning library for the third renewal. Institutional fee-based users must renew items at the owning library. No email or phone renewals will be accepted.
Materials can be returned to any library on campus except for course reserve materials, journals, and theses, which must be returned directly to the Swain Library. Fines for reserve items are $1.00 per hour, applied in full at 16 minutes after the time due. Stiff fines are also levied for recalled items that are not returned promptly, especially items recalled for course reserves. Two weeks after a due date, a bill to replace the item as well as a non-refundable fee of $5 per item is assessed.
Books and dissertations are subject to recall if requested by another user. All recalled items must be returned within 7 days of the date on the notice you receive. The recall overdue fine accrues at the rate of $3.00 per day. Recalled items may not be renewed.