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Borrowing Library Materials


All questions about borrowing privileges can be addressed to

For I-Share Patrons

Items owned by the Knox College Library but deemed lost by patrons from other institutions will be charged replacement costs. Payment by check or money order should be mailed to:

Knox College Library
Attn: Circulation Dept.
371 S. West St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Questions? Email

Loan Periods for Materials Borrowed from the Knox Libraries

Books, Scores,

Non-music audio, CD-ROMs

DVDs Reserves Laptops Music CDs



Knox faculty & staff 180 days 3 days 24 hours 3 hours 7 days 24 hours
Knox students 35 days 3 days* 2 hours 3 hours 7 days* N/A
Knox Honors students 1 term 3 days* 2 hours 3 hours 7 days* N/A

*Limited to three DVDs or CDs at a time.



Library materials may be renewed remotely on the in Knox Primo--click the sign in link in the upper right corner.

Renewals for materials borrowed via I-Share may be requested through your account on Knox Primo. Renewal of I-Share materials is at the discretion of the lending library. To renew I-Share items, log into your library account, select the items to renew, click Renew Selected Items button, and the due date will either immediately update or you will immediately be notified that the item cannot be renewed. Faculty and staff are allowed six renewals. Students are allowed three renewals.

Renewals of items borrowed via the Tipasa interlibrary loan system should be made online via your Tipasa account. Renewal of interlibrary loan material is at the discretion of the lending library. 


Lost or Damaged Items

Replacement charges for lost or damaged materials will either be the cost to the library to replace the item or $50.00, whichever is lower.

Policies and Privileges for Borrowed Materials

Knox faculty, staff and students may be blocked from borrowing materials at Knox for failure to return items promptly. In most cases borrowing privileges can be reinstated very quickly by contacting the library Circulation department

Patrons may be blocked from requesting materials at individual I-Share libraries if they have incurred any one of a number of blocks based on failure to pay fines or return materials on time. Patrons will always receive notices of loan problem prior to any action, and patrons are encouraged to work directly with the library who owns the items in question to resolve the issues. Knox faculty, staff and students should contact the library Circulation department if they need help in resolving borrowing issues with other I-Share libraries.

Use Our Book Drop When the Library is Closed

Seymour Library book drop

Book drop near the back entrance to Seymour Library.

All materials, including any items borrowing through I-Share, should be returned to the Circulation desk where the item was originally checked out.

If the library is closed, materials may be deposited in the book drop behind Seymour Library, or through the front door of the Science & Math Center Library. Materials should not be placed in the book drop during hours the library is open.

Reserves, because of their time-sensitive nature, should be returned in person to the Circulation desk of the respective library, unless the library is closed.