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Borrowing Materials

Can I check out materials?

You may check out materials if you are:

  • a Norwich University student, faculty or staff member
  • an alumni of Norwich University
  • a member of the Friends of Kreitzberg Library (FOKL)
  • a guest (non-Norwich faculty, staff or student) living in the local area
  • a faculty member from a Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL) institution

Students, faculty and staff need their Norwich University ID card. Alumni, FOKL members and community guests will be given a library card. VCAL faculty members must bring a valid VCAL library card from their home library.

What can I check out?

You may check out:

  • Books
  • Government documents (excluding the US Code, and rare or valuable documents)
  • DVDs and videos
  • CD-ROMs (with some exceptions)
  • Audiobooks

Sorry. These need to stay in the building:

  • Reference materials
  • Periodicals
  • Microfiche or microfilm
  • Maps (excluding topographic maps)
  • Indexes
  • Special Collections materials
  • Hourly reserve items (may be checked out but cannot leave the library)

How long can I keep materials?


  • Undergraduate students: 45 days
  • Graduate students: 90 days
  • Staff: 45 days
  • Faculty: 90 days
  • Alumni, FOKL members, guests and VCAL faculty members: 45 days

Other Materials and Exceptions

  • DVDs and videos: 45 days
  • Popular Reading: 45 days
  • Reserves: Vary (2 hours; 4 hours; 1 day; 5 days). Hourly reserves are in-house only.

What if I need to keep materials longer?

Sign in to your online account to renew online. You can also request a renewal in person at the Library Services Desk or by phone at ext. 2176.

Materials borrowed from other libraries can be renewed as long as the due date has not passed. Renew online or by contacting the ILL department at or ext. 2182.

Is there a fee if I return materials late?

  • No, but if an item is 30 days late our system automatically declares it lost and charges a replacement fee ($50 minimum).
  • Your checkout privileges may be suspended if library materials are not returned.

What if the item I want is already checked out?

Visit or call the Library Services Desk (ext. 2176) to request a hold. We will notify you by email when the item is returned and hold it for seven days.

What if you do not have the item I want?

Request items not available in our collection through Interlibrary Loan using the online form. Keep in mind it may take about 10 days to arrive. Plan ahead!

How can I suggest items for you to purchase?

We welcome suggestions for additions to our collection, although budgets will not always guarantee their purchase. To submit a suggestion, either speak to a librarian at the Library Services Desk or email us.