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How do I checkout books?

Currently enrolled ASU students, faculty and staff receive borrowing and GALILEO password privileges via their ASU RamID card. All users must have a valid ASU RAM ID card or valid picture ID to borrow library resources.



Loan Periods

Loan Periods @ ASU 

  • General Books: Four (4) Weeks or 28 days 
  • Audio-Visual Resources: Three (3) Days
  • Reserve Resources: Per Professor’s Instructions
  • Reserve Textbooks: 2 hours
  • Study Rooms: 3 hours (JPML - East Campus ONLY) 

Reserve materials are available at the circulation desk in the library. Overnight checkout of some reserve materials is allowed only at closing time, and resources are due by opening time the next day. All materials on reserve are not allowed for overnight checkout. Faculty may set reserves for a longer time period.

Reference resources, government documents and periodicals are for in-library use only.


Overdues, Fines & Lost Materials

Overdue Charge (Main Collection) 10 cents/Day
Reserve Resources 25 cents/ Hour
Main Collection Book(s) Lost/Damaged $150 replacement fee + Cost of the book + Fines
Reserve Textbook(s) Lost/Damaged $150.00 replacement fee + Cost of the book + Fines
Interlibrary Loan Books $150 replacement fee + Fines and fees from the lending institution
GIL Express Books (no disc) $150 replacement cost
GIL Express books (with disc included) $200 replacement cost


Renewals, Requests & Holds

Renewals, requests, holds, books may be renewed if there is no hold on them. Library Resources may be renewed by phone, in-person or by using the Primo Online Public Access Catalog. Renewals, requests, and holds may be done through the Primo RAMCAT Online Catalog. If you need assistance, please e-mail the Circulation Department at


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