Briefly Noted/University Library System Extends Loan Period for Grad Students

Issue Date: 
February 5, 2007

Good news for Pitt graduate students: The University Library System (ULS) has extended the book-loan period for all grad students to the length of an academic term. However, unlike faculty members, grad students have no renewal privileges—they must return books by the end of the term.

Now that the ULS has gone paperless, with overdue book notices and book reserve availability requests being handled via e-mail, it has become easier to extend the loan period for graduate students, who often need the extra time to complete work on their dissertations or theses.

Prior to this, graduate students were permitted to keep books for only one month, the same privilege extended to undergraduates.