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Borrowing & Lending: Access Services

 Borrowing Privileges


Faculty, Adjunct, & Emeriti

Academic Year (Due Date: May 15)

PhD Students

Academic Year (Due Date: May 15)

Graduate Students

10 weeks from day of checkout


10 weeks from day of checkout

Undergraduate Students

3 weeks from day of checkout

DU Alumni

3 weeks from day of checkout (25 item limit)


3 weeks from day of checkout (6 item limit)

Fines for overdue material accrue at the rate of $.50/day/book to a maximum of $15.00. Borrowing is restricted on records with fines totaling $45.00 ($15.00 for visitors) or more. Fines for overdue recalled material accrue at the rate of $1.00/day/book to a maximum $25.00 fine. Books are declared "lost" after being overdue five weeks. A patron who loses or damages a book must pay the replacement cost and a $25.00 processing fee.

Request an Item

If a circulating item is listed as AVAILABLE in the University Libraries Catalog, you may request it using the "Request It" button.  Requested materials are pulled from one of five locations: Hampden Center, Bonfils Stanton Music Library, Westminster Law Library, Iliff Ira J. Taylor Library, or the Penrose Collections in the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons.  Items may be requested for delivery to the Main Library, Music Library, Iliff Library, or Law Library for pick up.  You may also browse and retrieve materials in the Main Library stacks yourself. 

Requested items are delivered to the Main Library Lending Desk on the following schedule.

Owning Library

Delivery Times
Mon - Fri

Delivery Times
Sat & Sun

AAC Main Library 8am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, & 6pm
Hampden Center 10am & 4pm 5pm
Music, Iliff, & Law Libraries Varies as Needed Varies as Needed


If a circulating item is not available according to the University Libraries Catalog, you may search Prospector and make a request. You will be notified by email when it is ready for pickup. If not available through the University Libraries collections nor through Prospector, you may place an Interlibrary Loan request for a copy of that item and we will send you an email notification when the item is ready for pickup.

All items from Prospector or Interlibrary Loan may be picked up at the Lending Desk. To see the status of your requests, view your account.

Access Services

Lending DeskAccess Services' purpose is to facilitate access to University Libraries systems, services, materials, and information to the DU, local, and global community. We provide access to these resources through Circulation, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and Stacks Maintenance at the Jordan & Essie Perlmutter & Family Lending Services Desk.

The resources and services of University Libraries are developed and maintained primarily for members of the University of Denver community. All DU students, faculty, and staff have unrestricted access to collections and services as well as a range of borrowing privileges. A valid University ID is required to borrow material from the Library. The Main Library is open to the public, and the faculty, staff, and students of other institutions under certain conditions. Please see the information below for details.

The Lending Desk is located at the south end of the Anderson Academic Commons (main level) and we are open every hour the Main Library is open.


Lending Desk staff can assist you with checking in/out, renewing, or requesting Library materials, paying fines, lost & found items, and questions about Circulation processes and policies.  You may also:

*Visitors please call 303-871-3707.

  • Get course reserve materials.
  • Place materials on Reserve.
  • Ask questions about Course Reserves processes and policies.

You can also access the following Reserves services online:

  • View your electronic reserves.
  • View availability of materials on Physical Reserves.
  • Request reserves for your course. (Faculty only).
Stacks Maintenance
  • Place a hold on an unavailable book.
  • Request a trace for a missing book.
  • Ask questions about Stacks Maintenance processes and policies.
Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is an international service in which library materials are made available from one library to another and ultimately to the designated library users to meet their information needs.

To view your ILL account, request material, renew material*, or view an electronically-received article:

Logon to your ILL account

More information on Interlibrary Loan services may be found here.

*Renewals dependent on lending library's policies.

The Access Services Mission is to:

  • Serve as first point of contact for information and welcome University Libraries patrons.
  • Promote a safe and pleasant environment conducive to study and research.
  • Communicate and collaborate within the Access team and across the University Libraries to support the mission of the University Libraries.
  • Fulfill our purpose through the efforts and expertise of the Circulation, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, and Stacks Maintenance Units.