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Using Library Resources & Services

Checking Out and Renewing Material

Checking Out Materials  - All patrons must present their current UCM ID card or official photo identification, i.e., driver's license, military ID, passport, etc. to check out materials from the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

Renewals - Most library materials check outs can be renewed unless a Hold/Recall has been placed on the material.  However, Course Reserves material and laptops cannot be renewed.  Renewals may be done through:

Special Collections materials - Special Collections items may only be accessed by appointment, Monday - Friday from 8 am through 5 pm.  To make an appointment, use the Special Collections Contact Form.  More information is available on the UCM Special Collections Guide.

Loan Periods

Library Materials Check Out Periods

Circulating Books / Juvenile Collection / Curriculum Collection /  Periodicals / Journals

4 weeks
Course Reserve Items 2 hours, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days (as specified by the instructor)
Laptops 7 days
Best Sellers 2 weeks
DVDs Varies: 3 - 7 days, 4 weeks
Audiobooks, CDs, cassettes & VHS tapes 4 weeks
Whiteboard Markers Same day check out - due by closing
Headphones Same day check out - due by closing

Returning Materials

Book drops - Are located at the Library Services Desk as well as outside the library building. 

The drive-up book drop is located on the east side of the building, next to the loading dock doors.

The walk-up book drop is located on the west side of the building, on the north wing, behind the stone pillar.

Other services available in the 1st floor area:

  • New York Times Bestseller collection
  • Photocopy machine
  • Cell phone charger
  • Library Lost and Found