A due date could be shortened in the following circumstances:
Most items located in our library and other Northwestern University libraries including our Oak Grove Storage Facility can be requested directly from NUsearch. Items will be paged from the stacks twice a day.
Northwestern Law faculty, staff, and students are able to request books from our circulating collections via NUsearch. Library staff will contact patrons who request items to arrange for a pickup time Mon-Fri 10:00 – 4:00 or patrons can request items to be shipped to their home address. See Book Request & Pickup for details.
Additionally, Northwestern Law faculty, staff, and students who have access to the physical library have the option to check out materials using our self checkout station located in the 2nd floor copy & print room (L215), immediately next to the library's internal elevator.
All borrowers have the option to renew non-reserve materials twice online. A book can be renewed a third time by bringing it to the circulation desk. If another borrower has placed a hold on a book it will not be renewed. Overdue fines apply to renewals. Reserve items are not renewable online but can be renewed by bringing them to the circulation desk.
An item charged to another patron may be recalled. Patrons receive notices of recalls via e-mail. Recalled items must be returned within 10 days of notice. Patrons will be charged $1.00 per day per recalled item.
Northwestern does not charge daily overdue fines for most circulating items. Exceptions include:
Overdue fines will apply at all times, including over holidays, vacations and intersessions. The item will be billed to the user account as a "lost" item on the 30th day it is overdue. The following fees will be charged for each book that is overdue more than 29 days:
Fines may be paid by cash or check at the circulation desk. The library does not provide change. Fines may also be paid by mail with a check made payable to Northwestern University.