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Mortensen Borrowing Policies

See the Libraries' general Borrowing Policies for more information.

See the Allen borrowing policies for Allen items.

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Most books may be checked out for a full semester, and most audio-visual materials may be checked out for three weeks. See below for these and other policies.

Please return materials sooner if possible, so others may use them. In addition, staff may contact you to recall materials needed by others.

Not sure when your items are due? Call us (860.768.4264) or check your account online.

Policies

Item limit: 100 total items (any format)

Books

  • Loan Period: 1 semester
  • Renewal Limit: 2 renewals, 1 semester at a time
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Audio-Visual materials

  • Loan Period: 3 weeks
  • Renewal Limit: 5 renewals, 3 weeks at a time
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Laptop Computers

  • Loan Period: 4 hours, in library only
  • Renewal Limit: 2 hours
  • Fees: $5/hour

Laptop Accessories

  • Loan Period: 4 hours, in library only
  • Renewal Limit: 2 hours
  • Fees: $1/hour

These policies apply to regular and adjunct faculty, full- and part-time, Community Division faculty, and retired faculty and staff.

Item limit: 150 total items (any format)

Books

  • Loan Period: 1 semester
  • Renewal Limit: 5 renewals, 1 semester each
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Audio-Visual materials

  • Loan Period: 3 weeks
  • Renewal Limit: 5 renewals, 3 weeks each
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Laptop Computers

  • Loan Period: 4 hours, in library only
  • Renewal Limit: 2 hours
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Laptop Accessories

  • Loan Period: 4 hours, in library only
  • Renewal Limit: 2 hours
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

These policies also apply to Presidents' College Fellows, Trustees, and students from the Watkinson School, University of Hartford HS, Hebrew HS of New England, and CCALD consortium schools.

Alumni should retain their student ID to borrow library materials. If you do not have your student ID, please contact the alumni office and ask them to verify your alum status with Ed Bernstein (edbernste@hartford.edu).
More library resources for alumni.

Guest borrowers must pay a yearly $50 fee to borrow library materials. Apply for a guest borrower card at the Mortensen circulation desk.
More library resources for guests.

Item limit: 25 total items (any format)

Books

  • Loan Period: 4 weeks
  • Renewal Limit: 1 renewal, 4 weeks each
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Videos/DVDs and Audio CDs

  • Loan Period: 3 weeks
  • Renewal Limit: 1 renewal, 3 weeks
  • Item limit: 6 of each format
  • Fees: None unless lost or long overdue

Laptop Computers

  • Loan Period: 4 hours, in library only
  • Renewal Limit: 2 hours
  • Fees: $5/hour

Laptop Accessories

  • Loan Period: 4 hours, in library only
  • Renewal Limit: 2 hours
  • Fees: $1/hour