Borrowing periods
Books: For LNDL books, 4 months for faculty and graduate students, 6 weeks for Friends of the Library, and 4 weeks for undergraduate students. BALC items can be checked out for 3 weeks. USMAI itemsí borrowing periods vary according to the individual lending libraries. See more information about USMAI borrowing.
Media: 7 days for faculty, 5 for graduate students, 3 for undergraduate students (4 weeks for audio formats). Friends of the Library may only use audiovisual material on-site. Users cannot borrow media from USMAI libraries.

Item Limits:
Books: 200 for faculty, 50 for students, 10 for Friends of the Library, and 5 for BALC borrowers. USMAI item limits will vary according to the lending library.
Media: 7 for faculty, 5 for graduate students, and 3 for undergraduate students. Students usually cannot check out educational or documentary material except by permission of instructor or other faculty. Users cannot borrow media from other USMAI libraries.

Alumnus/alumna policies:
Alumni/ae are invited to become Friends of the Library; once members, they can check out LNDL's Books (not media) for 6 weeks, but have no access to books from other BALC or USMAI libraries. Friends must allow 24 hours to expire between renewals. Friends and BALC members cannot access the library's databases from home.

Among patrons who have never been either students or faculty of either college, only those living in the immediate vicinity of the library (once they have joined the Friends of the Library), or students/faculty of BALC or USMAI member institutions may check out books (not media). See Access Services (Circulation) for details.