A due date could be shortened in the following circumstances:
Most items located in other Northwestern University libraries including our Oak Grove Storage Facility can be requested directly from NUsearch. Some materials in the law library closed stacks cannot be requested via NUsearch. For these items, please fill out the Request Books from Closed Stacks form. Items will be paged from closed stacks twice a day.
All borrowers have the option to renew non-reserve materials twice online. A book can be renewed a third time by bringing it to the circulation desk. If another borrower has placed a hold on a book it will not be renewed. Overdue fines apply to renewals. Reserve items are not renewable online but can be renewed by bringing them to the circulation desk.
An item charged to another patron may be recalled. Patrons receive notices of recalls via e-mail. Recalled items must be returned within 10 days of notice. Patrons will be charged $1.00 per day per recalled item.
Northwestern does not charge daily overdue fines for most circulating items. Exceptions include:
Overdue fines will apply at all times, including over holidays, vacations and intersessions. The item will be billed to the user account as a "lost" item on the 30th day it is overdue. The following fees will be charged for each book that is overdue more than 29 days:
Fines may be paid by cash or check at the circulation desk. The library does not provide change. Fines may also be paid by mail with a check made payable to Northwestern University.