Borrow and Renew

Loan Periods

 StudentsFaculty & StaffAlumnae/iColleges of the Fenway & Fenway Library OrganizationGuests
Books90 days90 days90 days90 days90 days
Reserve ItemsVaries by item: 3 hours - 7 daysVaries by item: 3 hours - 7 daysIn-library use onlyIn-library use onlyNo access
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

Renewing Materials

Materials from the Main Collection can be renewed once. Reserve items are non-renewable. To renew an item on your account:

  • Access your library account
  • Click the "Institutional Login" button and authenticate with your Simmons credentials 
  • Choose "Checked out Items" 
  • Select and renew the items of your choice

Please contact us with any questions

Returning Materials

All library materials, including books, media, and interlibrary loan materials, can be returned to the Library Service Desk on the first floor or Lefavour Hall or to one of our book drops located on the ground floor lobby of Lefavour Hall or on the ground floor lobby of the Management and Academic Building. Materials can also be returned by USPS using the media mail rate to the address below.

Simmons University Library
c/o Returns
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

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.