Borrow and Renew

Due to the One Simmons Project, the Library will continue its support of teaching and learning through a combination of in person and remote services, as well as provide continued access to print and digital resources.

Loan Periods

 StudentsFaculty & StaffAlumnae/iColleges of the Fenway & Fenway Library OrganizationGuests
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

General Collection and Popular Reading material can be renewed up to three times. 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 book drop located inside the ground floor lobby of Building C. Materials can also be returned by United States Postal Service, "Media Mail" rate, using 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.