Library Policies

Currently enrolled ASU students, faculty and staff receive borrowing and password privileges via their ASU RamID card. All users must have a valid ASU RAM ID card or valid picture ID to borrow library resources.

Loan Periods

  • General Books: Four (4) Weeks
  • Audio-Visual Resources: Three (3) Days
  • Reserve Resources: Per Professor’s Instructions
  • Reserve Textbooks: 2 hours

Reserve materials are available at the circulation desk in the library. Overnight checkout of some reserve materials is allowed only at closing time, and resources are due by opening time the next day. All materials on reserve are not allowed for overnight checkout. Faculty may set reserves for a longer time period. Reference resources, government documents and periodicals are for in-library use only.

Overdues, Fines, and Lost Materials

Charge Fee
Overdue Charge (Main Collection) 10 cents/Day
Reserve Resources 25 cents/ Hour
Main Collection Book(s) Lost/Damaged $150 replacement fee + Cost of the book + Fines
Reserve Textbook(s) Lost/Damaged $150.00 replacement fee + Cost of the book + Fines
Interlibrary Loan Books $150 replacement fee + Fines and fees from the lending institution
GIL Express Books (no disc) $150 replacement cost
GIL Express books (with disc included) $200 replacement cost

Renewals, Requests, and Holds

Renewals, requests, holds, books may be renewed if there is no hold on them. Library Resources may be renewed by phone. Renewals, requests, and holds may be done through the Primo Catalog. If you need assistance, please e-mail the Circulation Department at