Automatic renewals coming to an MIT library near you

Posted April 25th, 2014 by Melissa Feiden

We have more good news to add to our recent extension of MIT Libraries loan periods.  Starting May 15th, 2014, many items borrowed from the MIT Libraries will be automatically renewed to save time and effort for MIT faculty, students and staff.

When renewals are available (most MIT materials are available for 60 days with up to 5 renewals for MIT faculty, students and staff) and items have not been requested by someone else, library loans will be automatically renewed 3 days before the due date.

For example, items checked out during the spring term that are due on May 30th will be automatically renewed on May 27th, if no one else has requested them. You’ll still receive reminder emails about your loans, letting you know when items have been automatically renewed and also what you can do about items that cannot be automatically renewed (e.g., materials from non-MIT Libraries, items requested by other patrons).

There’s no need to phone or bring items by a library for an extended “term loan” — items borrowed at the start of the spring term will be renewable through the end of 2014, with up to five automatic renewals of 60 days each.  And remember, if you’re finished with your library materials, feel free to return them to book drops at the MIT Libraries locations, including the Stata Center’s Charles Vest Student Street.

Please note: MIT Libraries’ materials belong to the entire MIT community and availability cannot be guaranteed. Items can be recalled at any time. Please see the Circulation FAQ for more details.

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