Borrowing and Renewing
The Access Services Desk is located on the 2nd floor and is open during regular building hours.
- Students, faculty, and staff of UND may check out materials with their U card.
- UND emeritus faculty, UND alumni, and borrowers affiliated with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) may check out materials. Stop by the Access Services Desk on the 2nd floor for more information.
- Members of the community may purchase a library card for $10 per year.
- Emeritus faculty member should maintain access to their UND email address (or have their UND email forwarded to their primary email account), as this is the way that we will contact you about official library business
- You may use your faculty U Card to check out items. If you no longer have your card, we will make you a new library card upon request.
- You will be able to renew items online before the due date, usually up to 12 times. If you need to renew after the due date, you will need to visit the library or call Access Services at 701.777.4644.
- You retain Interlibrary Loan privileges. You will need to register before placing your first request as an emeritus faculty member. Distance emeritus faculty members should also contact ILL (701.777.4631) for more information.
- Note that branch libraries (Music, Geology, and EERC) give privileges at their discretion and based on their own policies. Contact the branch library directly if you have questions about their policies. The Law and SMHS libraries are completely separate from CFL and are not included in the policies listed on our site.
- Read through the sections above for more information about the total number of items allowed to be checked out, overdue fees, and additional CFL lending notices that also apply to emeritus faculty members.
UND students, faculty, and staff use their U Card. Emeritus faculty, alumni, NDUS borrowers, and community members will be issued a card at the Access Services desk.
Members of the community 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. Submit this form to the Access Services desk on the second floor of the library.
Search for your class by instructor or course number using the Course Reserves search.
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.
Our current limit for checkouts is 200 items.
If a book you need is already checked out, you may request a recall, 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.
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. If you'd like to request a renewal for an Interlibrary Loan, contact the Access Services desk by phone (701.777.4631), through email, or by asking in person. Requests should be made 7-10 days in advance of the due date. Renewals cannot be guaranteed and are limited to a maximum of one renewal per item. Due dates are at the discretion of the lending library. 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.
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 card. 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 an item out.
COVID-19 procedures: If you are graduating or moving out of the dorms and wish to return your ILL material,
you may use the book drop along University Avenue in front of the library. Otherwise,
due to construction inside CFL and because lending libraries are closed, we ask that
you please hold on to your materials until fall semester.
The book return has separate slots to return either books or media (DVDs, etc.), so double-check before putting your items in the return.
Users are responsible for damage to charged materials until they are discharged from their record. Damage to books and/or materials returned in a book drop will be billed to the user.