Borrowing Policies

The following borrowing policies apply to Simmons students, faculty, staff, and alumnae/i, and to members of Fenway Libraries Online. Guests not affiliated with Simmons University or a member institution of Fenway Libraries Online do not have borrowing privileges at the Simmons University Library, but are welcome to use materials while in the Library. To view Borrowing Policies by user group, browse the Services pages.


  • Students, alumnae/i, and FLO members: 28 days with 3 renewals
  • Faculty and staff: 90 days with 3 renewals

Media (DVDs and CDs)

  • 7 days with 3 renewals

Course Reserves

  • Students, faculty, and staff ONLY: most items 3 hours (in-library use); some items 24 hours or 7 days (as per instructor request)

Museum Passes