Loan Periods

Loan Periods

(*) Other includes patrons with either a guest borrower card issued by Forest Library or a patron from another SWAN or MOBIUS institution.


(†) Reserve 2 HR materials may be checked out no more than one hour prior to library close and are due back no later than one hour after the library opens the next day. If materials are not returned promptly, library staff may restrict overnight borrowing privileges for reserve materials for that patron in the future.


(‡) Materials can be renewed unless another patron has placed a hold on an item. Requesting privileges are dependent on a valid, current library patron record.


Fore more on patron categories see breakdown below table.

Patron Category #1
Patron Category #2
Patron Category #3
Patron Category #4
Forest Faculty
(Core and Active Adjunct)
Forest Staff
Current Forest Students
Forest Faculty
(Inactive Adjunct)
Forest Alumni
Other (*)
Books
(General collection &
Diversity collection)
End of term
1 renewal (additional term)
6 weeks
1 renewal (3 weeks)
End of term
No renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
Books
(Special Collections;
Jung and Freud Collections)
End of term
1 renewal (additional term)
6 weeks
1 renewal (3 weeks)
End of term
No renewals
Non-circulating
New Books
2 weeks (no renewal)
1 week (no renewal)
Non-circulating
Non-circulating
Books Requested by
SWAN or MOBIUS (‡)
3 weeks
(2 renewals; 3 weeks each)
3 weeks
(2 renewals; 3 weeks each)
3 weeks
(2 renewals; 3 weeks each
provided patron record is
current)
Not available
All Reference Material
Internship Shelf
Periodicals
Capstone Projects
Theses & Dissertations
Non-circulating Non-circulating
Non-circulating
Non-circulating
Reserve 2 HR
2 hour or overnight (†)
No renewals
2 hours or overnight (†)
No renewals
Non-circulating Non-circulating
Reserve 4 HR
4 hours
No overnight
No renewals
4 hours
No overnight
No renewals
Non-circulating
Non-circulating
Reserve St. Louis
3 days
3 days
Non-circulating Non-circulating
Permanent Reserve
Loan periods will vary
Loan periods will vary
Non-circulating
Non-circulating
Videos 3 days
(up to 5 titles at once)
No renewals
3 days
(up to 5 titles at once)
No renewals
Non-circulating
Non-circulating
All Testing Material
Same day
(by library closing time)
Same day
(by library closing time)
Non-circulating
Non-circulating

Library Patron Categories

Category #1: Forest Faculty (Core and Active Adjunct); Forest Staff


Category #2: Current Forest Students (defined as students currently enrolled in classes, on continuous enrollment or on internship)


Category #3: Inactive Forest Adjunct Faculty (defined as faculty who are not teaching during the term) Category #4 includes the following:


Category #4 includes the following patrons:

  • Local area Forest students who have graduated and are in good standing with the library
  • Local area Forest students who are on leave of absence or have withdrawn from the school (but left in good standing)
  • Local area Forest students who are in residence or engaged in postdoctoral work
  • Local area Forest students who have completed their coursework but have not completed their dissertation and who are not on continuous enrollment
  • Students from other SWAN or MOBIUS institutions
  • Members of the local Springfield area professional community who work for a company or organization in the helping professions>