For CU Boulder students, faculty and staff, your Buff OneCard is your library card. If you're not a current CU Boulder faculty, staff, student or affiliate, please see information about library privileges and registration, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Circulation policies, including fines and fees, are also available online.
Loan periods by patron type are summarized below. Visit our borrowing privileges page for full information about library privileges, loan periods, renewals.
Renew or request materials, view account information
Log into My Chinook with your Identikey to view items checked out to you, renew items, or see if you have any holds or fines. Items may be requested through Chinook for pickup; CU staff, faculty and graduate students with campus mailboxes may request items for delivery there (more information about hold pickup and campus mail delivery).
Loan periods & returns
- CU Boulder faculty and staff - most items up to 6 months
- CU Boulder graduate students - most items up to 6 months
- CU Boulder undergraduate students - most items up to 1 month
- Other patrons - see our Circulation Policies
Items may be returned via the Norlin and Gemmill library book drops (more about return locations).
Overdue fines and fees may be assessed on some items, equipment, study rooms and recalled/requested materials. All library items are subject to recall and must be returned within a week. Be sure to check your e-mail for our notices.