Check Out & Renew Books  

Circulation Desk: 410-293-6945

Borrowing Library Materials

Library materials may be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Nimitz Library.

Midshipmen
Midshipmen will be asked to provide their alpha code when checking out library materials.
Faculty and Staff
Since not all Circulation Department staff will recognize faculty and staff by sight, those not in uniform may be asked to show their USNA or military ID.
USNA Family Members
Immediate family members of civilian and military personnel assigned to the Annapolis Area command will be issued a library card when they first check out material. Either this library card or appropriate alternate ID must be shown when checking out library materials.
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Loan Periods

Midshipmen

Material Loan Period Renewals*
Books 2 weeks unlimited
Government documents 2 weeks unlimited
Books on CD/tape 2 weeks one
DVD's 3 days one
Music CD's 3 days one
Videos 3 days one
Laptop computers
(Library Use Only)
3 hours one

*as long as there are no pending requests

**The most recent issue of a periodical does not circulate.

Note:Honors, Trident, and VGEP students are permitted the same borrowing privileges as faculty. See below.

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Faculty

Material Loan Period Renewals*
Books 1 semester unlimited
Government documents 1 semester unlimited
Bound periodicals 1 week none
Current periodicals ** 1 day none
Books on CD/tape 2 weeks one
DVD's 1 week one
Music CD's 1 week one
Videos 1 week one
Laptop computers
(Library Use Only)
3 hours one

*as long as there are no pending requests

**The most recent issue of a periodical does not circulate.

Note: At the end of the academic year, all library materials must be physically returned and may be immediately checked out again if there are no pending requests. In December, items may be renewed online, by phone, via email, or by bringing them to the Circulation Desk.]

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Staff & Other Patrons

Material Loan Period Renewals*
Books 2 weeks one
Government documents 2 weeks one
Books on CD/tape 2 weeks one
DVD's 1 week one
Music CD's 1 week one
Videos 1 week one
Laptop computers
(Library Use Only)
3 hours one

*as long as there are no pending requests

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