SMFA Library Loan Periods
|Borrower Category||SMFA Book Loan Period||SMFA DVD Loan Period|
|Undergraduate Students||28 days||7 days|
|Graduate Students||90 days||7 days|
|Faculty||6 months||7 days|
|Staff||6 months||7 days|
|SMFA Alumni||28 days||7 days|
|Museum of Fine Arts Staff||28 days||7 days|
|Mass Art Patrons||28 days||7 days|
|Sponsored Visitors||2 months||7 days|
|BLC Users||1 month||
4 hours in house
- Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and sponsored visitors may renew books up to 5 times and renew DVDs one time.
- SMFA Alumni, Museum of Fine Arts staff, and Mass Art patrons may renew materials 1 time.
- Boston Library Consortium (BLC) Users are not eligible for renewals.
For instructions on how to renew items and other renewal information, see the Tisch Library's Renewals & Recalls page.
Library fines are charged for overdue reserve materials, overdue equipment, and items that have been recalled by another patron, as well as for lost items.
For more information, including directions for paying fines, see the Tisch Library's Fines and Fees page.
Faculty often place items on reserve at the SMFA Library, for courses taught on the SMFA campus. Depending on instructor preference course reserve loan periods may be 4 hours, in-library use only or overnight for 1, 3, or 7 days.
To find reserve items for your courses, see the Tisch Library's Course Reserves page.
If you can't find what you need at the SMFA Library or the Tisch Library, there are options to explore via Interlibrary Loan.
For information about accessing materials from the Tisch Library or the Lilly Music Library, explore the Borrow, Renew, or Request page.