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Borrowing Materials

All returned items are quarantined for at least seven days before being checked-in. Please be patient as they will show on your account during that time.

 

NOVA Students

NOVA Faculty and Staff

 Community Patrons

Required Cards

NOVACard

NOVACard

Community Patron Card

Loan Periods

3 weeks (except course reserves)

3 weeks

Temporarily unavailable

Borrowing Limits

10 items total

10 items total

Temporarily unavailable

NOVA Students, Faculty, and Staff

NOVA students, faculty, and staff are required to have a valid NOVACard to borrow library materials. For more information about NOVACards, please see the NOVACard website.

Community Patrons

NOVA Libraries are open to NOVA students, faculty, and staff only. In-person library services are temporarily unavailable to external community patrons. For more information about Community Patron Cards, please contact a campus library.

Intercampus Loans

NOVA students, faculty, and staff can request to have library items sent from one campus library to another. They can submit requests online by following the instructions on the Requesting tab above. They can also make requests in person or by contacting a campus library. Community patrons can make requests in person or by contacting a campus library.

You will receive an email when your requested item is ready for pick up. Delivery times of requested items may be effected by quarantine of materials and staffing. When requested items are ready to be checked out, patrons will be notified via email. Emails to NOVA students will be sent to their MyNOVA email account. Emails to faculty and staff will be sent to their NVCC email account. Emails to community patrons will be sent to the email address they provided when they obtained their Community Patron Card.

Interlibrary Loans

Faculty and staff can submit requests for interlibrary loans by using the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. Interlibrary loan services for students and community patrons vary by campus. For more information, please contact a campus library.

Course Reserves

For information about course reserves, please see the Course Reserves section of the Library Policies webpage.

Renewing Materials

 

NOVA Students

NOVA Faculty and Staff

 Community Patrons

Renewal Limits

1 renewal (except course reserves)

5 renewals

Temporarily Unavailable

NOVA Students

Library items (except course reserves) can be renewed once, unless they are overdue or have been requested by other patrons. Items can be renewed online, in person, or by contacting a campus library. For instructions on renewing items online, please see below.

NOVA Faculty and Staff

Library items are renewed automatically up to five times, unless they have been requested by other patrons.

Community Patrons

NOVA Libraries are open to NOVA students, faculty, and staff only. In-person library services are temporarily unavailable to external community patrons.

How to Renew Items Online

  1. On the Libraries home page, on the Books & eBooks tab, under the search box, click on the My Account link.
    Step 1

  2. Sign in with your MyNOVA username and password.
    Step 2

  3. Click on the Loans tab.
    Step 3

  4. To renew an individual item, click on the Renew link next to that item.
    Step 4
  5. To renew all items, click on the Renew All link.
    Step 5

Requesting Materials

NOVA students, faculty, and staff can submit requests online to pick up library items at their preferred campus. For instructions, please see below. For more information about intercampus loans, please see the Intercampus Loans section under the Borrowing tab above.

How to Request Items Online

  1. Search the library catalog by using the search box on the Books & eBooks tab on the Libraries home page.
    Books

  2. On the results page, click on the Sign in link.
    Sign-in

  3. On the sign in page, enter your MyNOVA username and password
    login

  4. Find the item that you want to request.

  5. Click on the Available at… link.
    Available

  6. On the next page, in the Request Item section, click on the Request link.
    Request

  7. Complete the form.
    form
  8. Click on the Request link in the bottom right corner of the form.
    Request

Privileges at GMU

NOVA students and faculty have limited borrowing privileges at George Mason's Libraries. For more information, please see the NOVA Faculty and Students section on the Special Groups webpage of the George Mason University Libraries website.

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