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Circulation Policies

Current AU Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Most AU physical items may be checked out for 3 weeks with option to renew.
  • Special rules/check out periods apply to items on Reserve and items borrowed through ILL.
    • Items on reserve may be checked out for 3 hours, in-library use only.
  • All items can be renewed in person, by phone, or online by signing in to your library account.
  • Special options are available for distance learners to obtain physical materials.
  • Thrift Library does not charge fines for items returned after the due date. However, users may be prohibited from borrowing additional items until all outstanding items have been returned or replaced. Users are expected to pay the full replacement cost and a $10.00 processing fee for each lost item.
  • An AU ID must be presented to check out materials at the front desk.
  • A Thrift Library self-checkout mobile app is also available for use on iOS and Android devices:


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