Old Dominion University Libraries

Library Services
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Current ODU students, faculty and staff are eligible to borrow materials. A valid University ID card is required.

Members of these groups are eligible for restricted borrowing privileges:

A photo ID is required. Please visit the Perry Library circulation desk, call or email for details.

Contact

Phone: 757-683-4154
Email: circ1@odu.edu

Circulation Services Unit
Perry Library, Old Dominion University
4427 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23529

 

Borrowing Privileges

How much and how long?

The following describes the various limits governing the amount that can be borrowed and the time it can be held.
Information on fines and fees related to overdue materials.

ODU Students, Faculty, Staff

Undergraduate Graduate Faculty/Staff
Circulating books 3 weeks / 75 Semester / 75 Semester / 75
Reference books N/A Inquire at Reference Desk Inquire at Reference Desk
Journals N/A 3 days / 3 hours (limit=6) 3 days / 3 hours (limit=6)
DVDs/VHS/CDs 1 week (limit=3) 1 week (limit=3) 1 week (limit=3)
Government documents 3 weeks Semester Semester
iPads 1 week / 1 1 week / 1 1 week / 1

Friends of ODU Libraries Members

  Basic Sponsor Lifetime
Circulating books 4 weeks / 10 4 weeks / 25 4 weeks / 50
Reference books N/A N/A N/A
Journals N/A N/A N/A
DVDs/VHS/CDs 1 week (limit=3) 1 week (limit=3) 1 week (limit=3)
Government documents 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks
iPads N/A N/A N/A

Non-ODU Patrons

ODU Alumni VIVA / VTC Eligible high school students Virginia Teachers
Circulating books 3 weeks / 6 3 weeks / 6 3 weeks / 6 3 weeks / 6
Reference books N/A N/A N/A N/A
Journals N/A N/A N/A N/A
DVDs/VHS/CDs 1 week (limit=3) 1 week (limit=3) 1 week (limit=3) 1 week (limit=3)
Government documents 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks
iPads N/A N/A N/A N/A

Note: Loan periods for some items and locations may differ from those listed. Patrons may be granted permission to exceed borrowing limits by special request. Contact Perry Library Circulation Services for details.

Renewals, Holds and Recalls

You may renew most materials in-person or online by the following methods:

*Renewal requests for items obtained through Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services should be directed to that office:

Email: libill@odu.edu -- Phone: 757-683-4170

ODU students, faculty and staff may recall materials currently checked out to another library user. Use the 'Place a hold' option in the Library Catalog, or contact Circulation Services for more information.

Book retrieval services

The library does not offer book retrieval (paging) services. However, distance learners, those with special needs, and some other members of the university community are eligible for retrieval or document delivery services. Contact the Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services Unit for details:

Items missing from the shelf

If our catalog says an item is “available” but you do not find it on the shelf you may place a search request at the Perry Library Circulation Desk. Library staff will search for the book and notify you if it is found. You may place an interlibrary loan request for the item when you request the search, provided it is not a required ODU textbook.