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Boxer Library

Circulation Services

This page outlines how a current student, faculty, or staff member can use and check out materials housed in the Learning Resource Center.

Two Hour Reserves FAQ

What is the Two-Hour Reserve Collection?

The Two-Hour Reserve Collection is a collection of textbooks and other materials that are required for courses at RFUMS.

When can items be checked out?  

Reserve items can be checked out during staffed hours.

What is the loan period?

Two hours.

How do I check out an item?
  1. Go to the circulation desk in the front of the library
  2. Tell the library staff member the title of the book or item you would like to check out.
  3. Present your RFUMS ID to the staff member
  4. The circulation receipt you receive from the staff member will have the time the book is due
Are items renewable?  

Items are renewable during staffed hours if no one else has requested the item. 

How do I renew an item?    

You can do this in one of three ways:

  • Visit the circulation desk and ask staff member to renew your item.
  • Call the circulation desk at (847)578-8808 and ask to renew your item.
  • Email the circulation desk at
    • Overdue items cannot be renewed.
What are the fines for an overdue item?

$1.00 for every five minutes overdue

When is an item considered lost?

An item is considered lost after three days from the due date, and will be charged the replacement cost plus an additional processing fee of $15.00.

What if I damage an item?

A student who damages an item will be charged the replacement cost for the item plus an additional $15.00 processing fee.

What if the item I want is already checked out?    

You may place a hold request which prevents the item from being checked out again. Simply give the staff member your name and university email. When the itme is returned, a staff member will email you and you will have 30 minutes to pick it up. After the 30 minutes, the hold on the item will be released.