Borrowing & Renewals
Who can check out materials from the Chester Fritz Library?
Students, faculty, and staff of the University of North Dakota may check out materials. In addition, UND alumni and borrowers affiliated with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) may check out materials. Members of the community may purchase a library card for $10 per year.
Where do I get my library card?
UND students, faculty, and staff use their U-Card. Alumni, NDUS borrowers, and community members will be issued a card at the Access Services desk.
Members of the community at large may purchase a library card for a small yearly fee. Apply at the Access Services desk on the second floor of the library.
Visiting scholars are eligible for library borrowing privileges. Please have the chair of your sponsoring department sign the Visiting Scholar Form. Then submit it to the Access Services desk, on the second floor of the library.
How do I find course reserves?
Search for your class by instructor or course number using the Course Reserves search.
How long can I keep things I check out?
It depends on two things: what kind of item you’re checking out and your relationship with the university. Also, library items may be recalled (see below). Checkout periods by borrower type and material type are listed on our Loan Policies page.
What’s a “recall” and how do they work?
If a book you need is already checked out, you may ”recall” it, meaning that the current borrower must return it so that you can check it out. Please come to the Access Services desk on 2nd Floor to request a recall.
Recalls are important because some borrowers, such as faculty or graduate students, are allowed to check out books for very long periods (as much as a year in some cases). Recalls ensure that if someone else needs such a book, they can get it in a reasonable time frame.
How do I renew things?
You may renew most materials online. Please note the new due date.
If you have trouble, contact the Access Services department (2nd Floor, Chester Fritz Library or call 701-777-4644).
Items that have not been returned or renewed by the due date will be subject to overdue fees.
Interlibrary Loans cannot be renewed online. Requests for renewal of interlibrary loans may be made in-person at the Access Services desk, by phone (701-777-4631), or through UND email (email@example.com.) Requests should be made 7-10 days in advance of the due date. Renewal cannot be guaranteed and is limited to a maximum of one renewal per item. Due dates are at the discretion of the lending library and items that have not been returned or renewed by the due date may be subject to overdue fees. Please check your record for the new due date or contact Interlibrary Loan.
How much are overdue fees?
If items are not returned or renewed on time, a $10.00 per item non-refundable overdue fine/processing fee may be assessed and library privileges are suspended.
You are responsible for material checked-out on your ID. Non-receipt of notices does not excuse you from your responsibility to return materials on time. Patrons are informed of the due date when they check out.
What if I need something the library does not have?
UND Faculty, students, and staff can use Inter-Library Loan (ILL) to borrow books and other items from libraries around the world. For more information, see our ILL overview.