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Loans and Circulation

With an active library account, you may borrow items not only from the Clara Fritzsche Library, but also from other OhioLINK member librariesGet more information about Your Library Account here.

The Notre Dame College ID card issued to on-campus students, faculty and staff is also your Library card. Online students and faculty will receive other credentials to borrow library resources after submitting a circulation agreement.

Library Circulation Agreement

To activate your library account, please use one of the forms below to complete a circulation agreement:

Form for Faculty, Staff and On-Campus Students

Form for Online Students

Printable Library Circulation Agreement

Loan Periods

Patron TypeStandard Loan Period

(for Notre Dame College materials only)

Alumni or Guests3 weeks (21 days)
Students, Faculty, Staff or Sisters of Notre DameEnd of current academic term


Item TypeAmount Charged
General Circulating Materials10¢ per item per day overdue
Reserve Materials50¢ per item per day overdue
Laptops$10.00 per hour
OhioLINK Materials50¢ per item per day overdue ($2.00 per day if recalled)
Interlibrary Loan MaterialsDetermined by the lending library

Restricted Items


Material TypeStandard Loan Period
Course Reserves (at Circulation Desk)“in library use only,” overnight, 3 days, 7 days,
Microfiche“in library use only”
Print Periodicals (Serials, Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, etc.)“in library use only”
Permanent Reserve (at Circulation Desk)“in library use only,” overnight, 3 days, 7 days, 2 weeks or 3 weeks (as indicated by library staff)
Reference“in library use only” (1 week for Faculty, Staff & Sisters of Notre Dame)