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What are the loan periods for checked out items?


Loan periods vary based on the items and the sources.

Borrowing from The Johns Hopkins Collection

  Restrictions: Loan Period:

Books, Software, AV Materials

Unlimited renewals (unless recalled)

Up to 16 weeks, guaranteed 10 days for recalled books


Do not circulate


Reference and  rare books

Do not circulate


Reserve materials

No renewals

2 hours, or overnight


Borrowing via BorrowDirect

Delivery of a BorrowDirect item typically takes 3-6 business days.

Borrowing via Interlibrary Loan

Delivery of an interlibrary loan item takes between 1-28 business days