Answered By: Margaret Burri
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018     Views: 980

This plan is a way for libraries to rent popular fiction and non-fiction books as well as DVDs with the option of keeping them permanently or sending them back to the company. For more information, see the FAQ below.

Where are they shelved?
The Current Fiction, Non-Fiction and DVD Collection is located on M-level of MSEL in the Lobby (next to the soft/comfortable seating).

What is the circulation period?
The books circulate for 16 weeks to JHU faculty, students and staff, and 6 weeks to all other patrons. DVDs circulate for one week. Both books and DVDs allow for one renewal. They are not available for holds, recalls or requests.

How many books/DVDs may I check out at one time?
You can check out up to five DVDs and five books at a time.

How are they arranged on the shelves?
We arrange the books by the author's last name and the DVDs by title. But since this is a browsing collection, the items may not remain in alphabetical order. 


What happens to the items if we keep them?
Books added to the collection will be assigned a call number then will go to the off-site shelving facility, aka the Libraries Services Center, or Eisenhower Stacks. DVDs will be added to the Eisenhower AV Collection.

This collection of materials is made possible through the generous funding of Charlton G.C. Friedberg, a member of The Friends of the Libraries.


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