Loan Periods

The Libraries have uniform loan periods for all patrons. For further information, please contact Circulation. Patrons may renew most books one time, in person, by email ( or or by phone (504-568-6100 or 504-941-8158).

Books/Monographs (in Dental or Isché Stacks):

2 weeks; 1 renewal for another 2 weeks if no one else has requested the book.

General Reserve Books (behind the Circulation Desk)

Overnight; may be checked out 1 hour before closing, due back 1 hour after next opening.
Fines for overdue materials are $1 per hour per item.

Personal, Restricted, and Serials Reserves

No overnight loans


Unbound - 1 day
Bound - 1 week



ILL Material

Material borrowed on Interlibrary Loan follows the restrictions placed on the material by the lending library, including due dates.

Lost or Damaged Materials

There is a $25 non-refundable, processing fee per item, plus a charge for the replacement cost and any shipping and binding charges where applicable.  If no replacement is available, the charge is either a flat cost of $100 or the original list price of the book, whichever is higher. If a patron fails to return a CD that is included with a book, there is a flat fee of $25 plus the processing fee.

Updated April 2020