DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Updated Library due dates
By Heather Hummons /
May 4, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Email notices for overdue library materials resume
At the onset of state and city stay-at-home orders to address the COVID-19 threat, DePaul libraries, along with other libraries across the country, suspended overdue fines and related system generated email notifications. The purpose of suspending overdue fees and their related notices was to ease the burden on our communities as we abruptly shifted to remote access models for library materials, resources and services. Now that the city's phased reopening plan moves to a stage that begins to reduce restrictions, the DePaul University Library has reinstated email notifications for overdue library materials. Patrons will be expected to renew or return library materials promptly going forward. This year, the library, along with many I-Share libraries, ended the practice of charging overdue fines for most materials, but replacement fees still stand.
Fixed due date of June 30 for 28-day circulating materials through spring quarter
A fixed due date of June 30 will be automatically applied to all 28-day circulating library materials borrowed from DePaul's libraries through the end of the spring quarter. This extends the loan period beyond the May and June commencements to allow students, especially graduates, time to return library materials shortly after classes end. Please note the fixed due date applies only to materials owned by DePaul libraries. Items borrowed from I-Share institutions will continue to circulate for 28 days.
Renewals have been suspended for I-SHARE materials borrowed before Jan. 5, 2021
If you currently have I-Share materials checked out prior to Jan. 5, you will not have the ability to extend the loan period. As we and our fellow I-Share libraries prepare for a return to normal operations, we made the decision to end term loans for all I-Share consortium institutions. This means any patron who has had library materials from an I-Share library for more than 112 days will be unable to renew these materials. You will need to return these materials to the DePaul libraries or a nearby I-Share library with community access. Library materials can be returned in person or by mail.
If you have any questions, concerns or just need assistance with your library account, please contact us via Ask-a-librarian.