Books, Scores, and Government Documents

Length of Time Number of Items
Faculty Fixed due dates of February 1, June 1, October 1 300 books
Graduate Students Fixed due dates of February 1, June 1, October 1 250 books
Undergraduate Students 30 days 50 books
Retired Faculty Fixed due dates of February 1, June 1, October 1 250 books
Administrative and Professional Staff, Active & Retired Fixed due dates of February 1, June 1, October 1 250 books
Staff, Active & Retired Fixed due dates of February 1, June 1, October 1 100 books
Borrower’s Card Patrons (Community Users) 30 days 5 books

Sound Recordings and Videos Music Library

Length of Time Number of Items
Faculty 14 days 20 sound recordings
10 video recordings
Graduate Students 14 days 10 sound recordings
6 video recordings
Undergraduate Students 14 days 5 sound recordings
3 video recordings
Staff 14 days 5 sound recordings
3 video recordings
All Other Patrons In-Library Use Only

Curriculum Materials McLure Education Library

Length of Time Number of Items
Faculty 30 days
Graduate Students 30 days
Undergraduate Students 30 days
Staff 30 days
All Other Patrons 30 days 5 item limit

Bound Periodicals

Length of Time Number of Items
Faculty 5 days
Graduate Students 5 days
Undergraduate Students In-library Use Only
Staff 5 days
All Other Patrons In-library Use Only

Additional Material Types
Some materials have shorter or varying loan periods

Course Reserves

  • Reserves material circulate for a limited amount of time.
  • Check-out times vary based on course designation.
  • All materials must be returned to the appropriate library’s reserve desk.
Visit the Course Reserves Page for more information

Equipment

Non-Circulating Materials

Annex Materials

  • If the item you want lists Annex as the location, request the item by clicking the “Hold, Recall, Request” link displayed on the right side of the record in the Libraries Catalog

Bama Borrower’s Card

Community Users may check out books in any of the University Libraries and the Health Science Library by purchasing a Bama Borrower’s Card at the Gorgas Library Circulation Desk or the Health Science Library. This does not include the Bounds Law Library.

To purchase a card you will need to:

  • Present a valid driver’s license (must be 18 years or older)
  • Fill out an application
  • Pay an annual fee of $25.00 (cash or check only)

Borrower’s Card Policies

  • The Bama Borrower’s Card is valid for 1 academic year (all cards expire on 8/15) and are not transferable
  • Community Users must present a valid picture ID with the Borrowers card to check out or renew books.
  • UA Dependents must present a valid dependent card issued by the Action Card Office to receive a Bama Borrower’s Card with no charge.
  • Unless requested by another patron, books may be renewed one time through the libraries catalog or brought into the libraries for renewal
  • Curriculum materials may not be renewed online
  • Books may be recalled for use by another patron after 14 days
  • Receipts are available upon request for returned items
  • You are personally and financially responsible for materials charged on your Borrower’s card
  • If your fines exceed $5.00, your circulation privileges will be blocked
  • Fines may be paid in any University Library
  • Library equipment (laptops, headphones, etc.) cannot be checked out with the Borrower’s card
  • Failure to abide by these provisions will result in the cancelation of your card

Location of Library Materials by Call Number for Gorgas Only

Books (by call number)

Call Numbers Floor
A-D LL
E-K 2M
L McLure Library
M (music) 2
N (Art) 3 East
P-R 3
S-Z 4m
Oversize Annex
Carmichael Collection 1
Williams Collection 301

Periodicals

Call Numbers Floor
Bound 4M
Current 4M

Other Library Materials

Call Numbers Floor
Government Documents 1 & LMR
Microforms 2
Music & AV 1
New Books 1
Reference 2
Reserves 2 – Circulation Desk
Policy Date: 6-8-15