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Circulation & Borrowing
Cell Phones & Pagers
Computers, Printers, and Photocopiers
Copyright & Licensing
Food, Drink, and Smoking
Gifts & Donation
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Patrons with Disabilities
A FIU Panther I.D. card is required to borrow materials from the library. The following groups can check out library materials. FIU faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students, Florida's public university/college students,faculty, and staff, Individuals with a SEFLIN card
For electronic resources' borrowing policies, see below Electronic Resources.
See "Loan Periods" below for different types of library materials.
There is no limit to the number of items a user may borrow.
A library account needs to be activated in order to borrow library materials and to access many electronic resources. Contact the Circulation Desk of Green Library at (305) 348-2451. The library account activation request can also be submitted online.
Medical Library materials must be returned to the book drop box next to the Medical Library's Help Desk. They should not be returned to the circulation desks of either Green Library or Law Library on the University Park campus or BBC Library on the Biscayne Bay campus.
The book return slot at the University Library's Circulation Desk (2nd floor of the Green Library) or the outside book drop should not be used for Medical Library materials.
An overdue item in your library account will cause the suspension of library privileges. A patron with overdue items won't be able to check out or renew library materials until those materials are returned to the library.
If you need to use a library material that has been taken out, you can place a hold on the item on Library Catalog. You will be notified when the material is returned and will have 2 days to pick it up at the Help Desk.
Materials checked out are subject to recall at any time, usually to be placed on course reserve. Once another library user or the library places a hold on the material you checked out, you will receive a Recall Notice. The Recall Notice will specify by the new due date.
If you receive a Recall Notice, please return the recalled material immediately. Recalled materials may not be renewed.
You can renew library materials you checked out either online through the Library Catalog or at the Help Desk. You can also request for renewal by phone (305-348-1466). You will be asked to provide your Panther ID card number.
Some library materials are not allowed for renewal.
Recalled materials are not allowed for renewal.
The Panther I.D. card is required in order to check out library materials.
Item Loan Period Renewals
General Book Collection 2 weeks 2 weeks*
Course Reserve Materials 2 hours 2 hours*
Laptops, eReaders and Accessories 2 weeks 2 weeks*
Reference Materials (in-library use only) N/A N/A
Returning & Renewing Materials
Renewing Materials online is possible from your library account, or in person at the Help Desk. *Renewals are not guaranteed if the material has been requested by another patron.
Materials may be returned to the Medical Library. Please use the book return slot at the Help Desk inside the library.
Course Reserve materials must be returned to the Help Desk staff.
Fines, Fees, and Other Charges Owed to the Medical Library
Item Fines & Overdue Charges
Books, General Collection $0.25 per day
Course Reserve Materials $2.00 per hour
Sound and Image (all formats) $0.25 per day
Laptop Computers and Accessories $30 per hour (or part thereof)
Interlibrary Loan Books $0.25 per day
Account blocked if overdue Replacement charges if lost or damaged
You may check your PantherSoft Account to view library fines, fees, and charges. If you have questions, please contact Duke Ingram at 305-348-9022 to speak with staff regarding library charges.
The Library is not authorized to issue override requests for fines and other money owed to the Library. Library accounts must be settled before registering for classes, obtaining transcripts, etc.
Payment must be made to the University Cashier's Office in the Charles Perry Building on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus or to the University Cashier's Office in the Academic-One Building on the Biscayne Bay Campus. Call 305-348-1466 or 305-348-9022 to determine the fines to be paid. The Medical Library as well as any of FIU Libraries do not accept payment in the library for overdue fines or replacement charges.
Payment by check is to be mailed to:
FIU Cashier's Office
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, PC-120,
Miami, FL 33199
Please be assured that your patron record, which contains personal information and a record of all materials currently checked out, is confidential. [more...]
Course Reserves Materials
Other (CD-ROMs & DVDs)