UT Student, Faculty, Staff or Official Retiree
UT students, faculty, staff and official retirees use their UT ID cards to check out materials. Students must be currently enrolled or qualify for summer privileges; faculty and staff must be currently appointed or retired.
The UT Libraries extend summer privileges to University of Texas at Austin students who were enrolled for the spring semester, even if they are not enrolled for the summer semester. Spring graduates also retain full student privileges over the summer. Students who withdraw during the spring semester do not have library privileges over the summer; their privileges resume when they re-enroll. Summer privileges end on the twelfth class day of the fall semester.
Loan periods vary depending upon the status of the borrower and the collection to which an item belongs.
General Collection materials:
|Borrower type||Loan period||Item limit||Renewal limit|
|UT Austin students, faculty, staff and official retirees||Semester loan||500||Unlimited unless requested by another patron|
|UT System staff||Semester loan||500||Unlimited unless requested by another patron|
|UT Austin Official Visitors and Special Borrowers||Semester loan||500||Unlimited unless requested by another patron|
|Proxy Borrowers||Semester loan||500||Unlimited unless requested by another patron|
|All other borrowers||28 day loan||100||12 unless requested by another patron|
Limited Circulation materials:
Loan periods for limited circulation materials are the same for all borrower types.
|Material type||Loan period|
|Periodicals||Loan periods for bound periodicals vary by library and are 3-days or library use. Loan periods for unbound periodicals vary by library and are generally two-hour or library use. Borrowers with special needs may request a longer loan period, which are granted at the branch level.|
|Non-book materials (ex., CDs, DVDs, maps, software, equipment)||Loan periods for these materials vary by library|
|Special collections||Special collections in specific libraries may have limited loan periods as determined by the library. For example, at PCL the New Books Collection has a 14-day loan period.|
|Rare book, manuscript materials and reference materials||Library use only|
|Reserve materials||2-hour, 24-hour, or 3-day loan, as designated by the instructor placing materials on reserve.|