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Borrowing Policy


  • Books: All circulating books are available to be checked out for the period detailed in the chart below, based on borrower type. Non-circulating titles must be used in the library.
  • Media: All circulating media (DVDs, VHS, CDs, audiobooks, etc.) are available to be checked out for a period of seven days with a single renewal of an additional seven days.
  • Late fees for reserve materials: Any overnight, two-day, or three-day reserve materials that are checked out will be subject to a $25/day fee for each day it is overdue.
  • VALE Reciprocal Borrowing: This program allows FDU faculty and staff to check out books from other participating NJ academic institutions.



Borrower Type Loan Period Book Limit Fines Renewals Lost
Academy 28 days 5 $.20/day No $100
Adjunct Faculty 28 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Administration 28 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Alumni 28 days 4 $.20/day Yes $100
Audit/Continuing ED 28 days 10 $.20/day Yes $100
Dissertation 1 Semester n/a $.20/day Yes $100
Emeritus 28 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Faculty 120 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Friend of the Library 28 days 4 $.20/day Yes $100
Graduate Student 1 Semester n/a $.20/day Yes $100
Honor Student 1 Semester n/a $.20/day Yes $100
L.I.F.E 14 days 5 $.20/day Yes $100
Middle College Faculty 28 days 10 n/a Yes $100
Middle College Student 28 days 5 $.20/day No $100
Paralegal 28 days 10 $.20/day Yes $100
Staff 62 days n/a n/a Yes $100
Undergraduate Student 28 days n/a $.20/day Yes $100
VALE 28 days 5 $.20/day No $100