Borrow and Renew

Loan Periods

 StudentsFaculty & StaffAlumnae/iColleges of the Fenway & Fenway Library OrganizationGuests
Book28 days90 days28 days28 daysIn-library use only
Popular Reading28 days28 days28 days28 daysIn-library use only
Reserve ItemsVaries by item: 3 hours - 7 daysVaries by item: 3 hours - 7 daysIn-library use onlyIn-library use onlyNo access
Media & CDs7 days7 days7 days7 daysIn-library use only
E-books3 hours3 hours3 hours in-library use only3 hours in-library use only3 hours in-library use only
Other e-resourcesUnlimitedUnlimitedIn-library use onlyIn-library use onlyIn-library use only
Zine Supply Kits3 hours3 hoursIn-library use onlyIn-library use onlyNo access

Renewing Materials

Renew materials in person at the Library Service Desk or by phone at (617) 521-2780. Simmons University students, faculty, and staff can also renew online using Login to My Library Account. Materials can be renewed three consecutive times, barring any holds placed by other library users. Reserve items cannot be renewed.

Accommodations for Borrowing and Renewing

The Simmons University Library works with the Office of Accessibility Services and offers 

  • Extended loan periods
  • Permission for another person to borrow materials on a student’s behalf
  • Mailing of resources to a student’s home or residence hall

Contact the Office of Accessibility Services to request accommodations.

Returning Materials

Returns can be made at the Library Service Desk during regular hours, in the book drop in the lobby of Lefavour Hall, or by mailing to:

Library Service Desk
Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115