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Library Borrowing Policies

All current Erikson students are able to checkout materials by presenting their student ID at the help desk.
All alumni must complete a Library Borrowing Account Form prior to checking out materials. 

Faculty & Staff must complete a Library Borrowing Account Form prior to checking out materials. 
Contract staff must complete a Contractor Library Account form prior to checking out materials. 

Borrowing Policies

Effective July 1, 2019

Students

Category

Duration

Renewals allowed?*

General Collection

45 days

Yes; 3

Course Reserves

2 hours, building use only

No

Textbooks

30 days

Yes; 3

Juvenile Collection

30 days

Yes; 3

Course Kits

3 days

No

Assessment Kits

7 days

Yes; 1

Laptops/iPads/Technology

7 days

No

A/V Material

7 days

Yes; 3

TEC Tools

7 days

No

Journals

Use in library only

No

30 item max


Faculty and staff

Category

Duration

Renewals allowed?*

General Collection

90 days

Yes; 3

Course Reserves

2 hours, building use only

No

Textbooks

30 days

Yes; 3

Juvenile Collection

30 days

Yes; 3

Course Kits

3 days

No

Assessment Kits

7 days

Yes; 1

Laptops/iPads/Technology

7 days

No

A/V Material

14 days

Yes; 3

TEC Tools

7 days

No

Journals

7 days

Yes;3

*30 item max


Alumni

Category

Duration

Renewals allowed?*

General Collection

45 days

Yes; 3

Course Reserves

2 hours, building use only

No

Textbooks

7 days

Yes; 3

Juvenile Collection

30 days

Yes; 3

Course Kits

3 days

No

Assessment Kits

7 days

No

Laptops/iPads/Technology

7 days

No

A/V Material

7 days

Yes; 3

TEC Tools

7 days

No

Journals

Use in library only

No

*15 item max

  • 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.

Long Overdue Material

The library reserves the right to place a registration hold on student and alumni accounts once borrowed material becomes 30 days or more overdue. Such holds prevent students and alumni from registering for classes and obtaining transcripts.

Items more than 60 days overdue are considered lost.


Damaged And Lost Material

In the event of loss or damage to library materials, the Library may bill the library user for the replacement cost of the material or accept an identical replacement copy. Replacement costs are non-refundable.

Non-Erikson-affiliated visitors

Policy for non-Erikson-affiliated visitors

Erikson Institute is a private building, but we are open to current students, staff, and faculty members at higher education institutions. You must contact us in advance at (312) 893-7210 to arrange your visit. On the day of your visit, please bring your college or university ID card.

If you are here for a professional development event or meeting, you are welcome to utilize the library’s computers, databases, and assorted materials.

We are unable to extend borrowing privileges to users who are not Erikson staff, faculty, students, or alumni.  To borrow materials from us, please contact your local public or school library to place an interlibrary loan request.