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Transfer Students: Borrowing

This guide provide an overview of library information and resources to support the success of transfer students.

Cougar Card

Your SIUE Cougar ID Card serves as your Library Card at our Library, any I-Share library, or at the Edwardsville Public Library

Borrowing Materials

Most circulating materials can be checked out at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor of the Library. Current SIUE faculty, staff, and students may check out an unlimited number of resources from the circulating collection.

Most books circulate to:

  • Undergraduates  4 weeks
  • Graduates  8 weeks
  • Staff 4 weeks
  • Faculty 16 weeks

Materials in the Browsing Collection (current releases) circulates to all borrowers for 4 weeks.

Additional information about borrowing can be found here.

Returns & Renewals

Materials should be returned in the Return Slot at the front of the Circulation Desk or in the book drops at the front and back entrance of the Library.  Records and other media may not be returned in the book drops.

Unlimited renewals are available on many resources.  There are three ways to renew items.

  1. Items may be renew online through your created account. To renew items or use some other features of the catalog you must create an account. Click here to create a new account.  When renewing items online, always check to determine the due date of the loan has been renewed.
  2. Items may be renewed by telephone at 618 650-2712.
  3. Items may be renewed in person.