How do I borrow (check out) a book or other item?

You must have a current USM ID card (student, faculty, and staff) or alumni borrowing card to check out library materials.

In Cook Library, the circulation desk is located in the lobby next to the building's main entrance. All circulating items located in the stacks should be checked out or borrowed from the main circulation desk.

The Special Collections housed in McCain Library & Archives are all non-circulating. Nothing may be borrowed from McCain Library.

Read the University Libraries Circulation Policy for more information.