Circulation Information and Policy

Library Users

Any of the following are welcome to check books out from the library (those who are not members of the Iliff or DU community will need to register at the circulation desk):

  • Students:
    • Iliff students
    • DU students
    • Students who have borrowing privileges from other American Theological Library Association (ATLA) member libraries
  • Faculty:
    • Iliff faculty
    • Iliff adjunct faculty
    • Iliff retired faculty
    • Iliff staff
    • Iliff trustees
    • DU faculty
    • DU staff
  • Iliff alumni/ae
  • Clergy of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Other:
    • Local visitor, no charge (must be a resident of the Denver metro area, limited to 3 items checked out at a time, may not use ILL; need driver’s license, Colorado ID, printed checks, car insurance, or other identification and proof of local residency).
    • Paid visitor, $50/year (limited to 10 items checked out at a time, may not use ILL; need driver’s license or other ID showing current address).

Loan Periods

Patron Type Loan Period Number of Items
Iliff or DU faculty 1 year (books due May 15) Unlimited
Iliff or DU doctoral students 1 year (books due May 15) Unlimited
Iliff or DU masters’ students 10 weeks Unlimited
DU undergraduate students 3 weeks Unlimited
ATLA reciprocal borrower 10 weeks Unlimited
Paid visitor 10 weeks 10 items
Local visitor 10 weeks 3 items



A library user who wishes to borrow and item that is already checked out to someone else can place a recall on the item. A recall changes the item’s due date to tree weeks from the date of the recall. All circulating items are subject to recall.


Fines will be assessed to users who do not return library items by the appropriate due date.

  • Late items: $0.50 per day per item
  • Recalled late items: $1.00 per day per item


Members of the public who do not meet the criteria to be a local visitor or who meet the criteria but would like more extensive borrowing privileges may buy an annual membership and become paid visitors for $50.00 a year.