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Borrowing Policies

  • Renewals not allowed if another user has a hold on the item
  • The Library reserves the right to recall any loaned item at its discretion.
  • Dissertations are loaned on a case-by-case basis
  • Interlibrary Loan durations and renewals are determined by the lending institution.
  • Library users are not allowed to check out items if there is an overdue item on their account.

Alumni Library Privileges

Alumni services 

Did you know that after you graduate from Erikson, you can continue to use most of our library services? Here are the resources available to our alumni. 

  • Search the catalog for books, A/V items, and assessment kits (no need to log in). 
  • Check out books from the library. 
  • Borrow books and articles from other libraries through interlibrary loan. Call or email us at to set up your account. 
  • Use our copiers/scanners/printers or die-cut machine. 
  • Contact us for help finding specific journal articles. 


Reference Assistance 

Our librarians are glad to assist you with your research. 

Although we will not do your research for you, we can help you refine your search strategy and lead you in a more promising direction. For research help, email with a detailed explanation of what you’re looking for and allow 3-5 days for our response. 

Alumni Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Physical Items 

Complete the Alumni Library Application Form and bring to the library along with your government issued photo ID. We will verify your alumni status with the Registrar. 

Additional forms are required to check out loanable technology and assessment kits. Please allow time for completing paperwork during your visit to the library. 

Alumni Loan Periods (15 item limit)

Loan Duration 

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General Collection 

45 days 


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Course Reserves 

2 hours; Library use only 


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7 days 


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Juvenile Collection 

30 Days 


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Course Kits 

3 Days* 


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Assessment Kits 

7 Days 


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Electronic Accessories 

2 hours 


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AV Material 

7 Days 


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TEC Tools 

7 Days 



Assessment Kits 

Alumni may borrow assessment kits as availability allows. Search our collection of assessment and screening measures at 

Our assessment kits are for educational and reference uses only. Although the forms necessary to administer the kit are included, you may not write on them. Copyright law may forbid photocopying these materials for private use. 

Alumni cannot borrow a course kit if it is currently being used for a course.  Please confirm with the library prior to visiting if you are seeking to borrow an Assessment/Measurement. 

Access to databases

Alumni may use our databases to access scholarly journals and articles, however they will need to set up an "OpenAthens" account. Please email with your name, graduation year, and preferred email address and we'll provide more instructions.