Robert H. Goddard Library

Goddard Library at night.

Circulation Policies

Goddard Library

Books from the general collection circulate in Goddard Library

Undergraduates - 28 days
Graduate students - Semester Loan
Faculty - Semester Loan
Honors Students - Semester Loan
All Other Borrowers - 28 Days

Leisure Books can be charged out for 2 weeks and can be renewed twice for all patrons.

Reference materials and periodicals DO NOT CIRCULATE

Science Library

Same as above

Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library

Books do not circulate


Books may be renewed up to 3 times if they are not requested by another borrower. Books may be renewed by bringing them to the Library, over the phone or from the Voyager online library system. Items recalled by another patron and those so overdue that the System lists them as LOST cannot be renewed. They must be returned to the Library. You may renew your books online by logging in with your 10 digit OneCard ID number and your last name.

Holds and Recalls

If a book is charged out to another patron and that patron has had the book for at least 10 days, you may RECALL the book for your own use. The person who has the book will be sent a notice requesting them to return it within 10 days. The book will be held at the Circulation Desk and you will be notified when the book is returned. If a HOLD is placed on a book, the book will be held for you when it is returned but the borrower will not be sent a notice requesting that the book be returned (use this when you are not in a hurry to get the book).

Overdues/Lost Books

Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy to remind patrons of the due dates. The Library does not assume responsibility for the non-receipt of notices. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not absolve patrons from returning materials late. An overdue notice is sent approximately 7 days after the due date. 28 days after the due date the book is marked as LOST. There are no daily fines but once the book is marked as LOST a nonrefundable charge of $5.00 is charged to your account. The replacement fee of $50.00 or the actual cost of replacement of the book, whichever is greater, plus the $5.00 late fee for each book is then sent to Student Accounts. At this point you will not be able to register for classes or obtain transcripts until the books have been returned and the bill paid.

For Visitors

While visiting, adult members of the public are welcome to use the print and electronic resources of the Clark Libraries on-site. Students at the University Park Campus School and Claremont Academy may also use library resources.


Access Services Staff

Cynthia Shenette, Head of Access Services ( (508) 793-7461
Samantha Stanley, Evening/Weekend Supervisor ( (508) 793-7461

Circulation Department: