Answered By: Alan Zuckerman
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017     Views: 2690

It depends upon who you are and what you want:

  • All JHU students and affiliates (e.g., alumni, spouses):  16 weeks
  • All JHU faculty and senior staff:  fixed due date of June 30
  • McNaughton (popular) books: 2 weeks (14 calendar days)
  • McNaughton DVDs: 1 week (7 calendar days) 

RECALLS -- Remember that books can be recalled from you by another patron, and that there are fines for overdue recalled books.

  • A recalled book gets a NEW due date, which is in 10 calendar days. You will get an e-mail with the new due date on it.
  • The exception is a book that is recalled because it's needed for Reserves -- THAT new due date can be as short as one day.
  • If you need a book that is checked out but you don't want to wait for 10 days, you should request it from Borrow Direct, which only takes 3-5 business days. 
  • If you get a recall notice for a book that you have checked out, and you return it 5 days later than the new due date on the notice, your borrowing privileges will be blocked.


  • JHU borrowers: unlimited
  • Everyone else: 2 renewals

The library does not rent books at all.


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