Borrow, Renew, Return


All library patrons must present a valid photo-identification card to access the collections.   Andrews University faculty, staff, and students must present their current Andrews ID at the Circulation desk, in order to borrow materials. Community members must present a library ID or register, if not a member. ID cards are not transferable.

Patron Responsibilities

  • The patron is responsible for all items checked out on his ID card whether or not the patron received or read notices.
  • Patrons are liable for all items checked out on their ID whether or not they actually do the checkout themselves or that they lend their cards to others.
  • Report lost ID card immediately to the Library's Circulation desk.
  • Patrons must be alert of the status of their library count and constantly monitor due dates or recall notices and return library materials accordingly.
  • Patrons must keep library materials in good condition and protect them from damage or theft.  They are responsible for the cost of repair or replacement of items if damaged or lost;
  • Patrons are responsible for returning the materials they borrow by the due date. As a courtesy reminder, notices are sent to patrons before material becomes overdue, and when they are overdue.

Borrowing Privileges

The following may borrow items from the library:

  • Andrews University faculty, staff, students and alumni, community borrowers, faculty and from faculty and students from libraries with reciprocal borrowing agreements with James White Library.

Click here to view loan policies.

Consortium Partnerships

ATLA Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program and OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program
James White Library participates in the reciprocal borrowing agreements that allow our students, faculty, and staff in-person borrowing privileges at participating college and university libraries. Reciprocally other participating libraries have the privilege to in-person borrowing from our library. 

Borrowing Regulations

  • A maximum of 10 books
  • Loan Period: 3 weeks
  • Fines: $0.50/day/item
  • Recall: Subject to recall. Borrowers have one week to return items


If a patron has checked out an item that you need, you may recall it for your use. All materials are subject to recall by the library after the current user has had the material for 21 days. When a library material is recalled, the computer generates a recall notice with a new due date and sends it to the current borrower. The current borrower has to return the item by the new due date.  An overdue fine of $1.00 per day per item is charged when recalled items are not returned on time.  

Renew Materials 

You may renew your materials online using “MyAccount” or in person at the Circulation desk 


All library materials may be returned to the book drop at the Circulation desk or those located outside of the Library. They may also be returned personally at the Circulation desk. However, Course Reserves must be turned in to a person at the Circulation desk.

Lost Book Fees

A patron who has lost a library item will be charged for the replacement of the lost item. The patron has two options:

  • Pay the lost book fee  of $120; or
  • Replace the item with the updated edition and pay $20 processing fee.