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Cell Phones

Cell phones are permitted in the library but may not be used to make phone calls. Please make sure your phone is on silent when you are in the library.

If you need to talk on your phone, please do so near the elevators outside of the library.

Food and Drinks

Snack foods and beverages are permitted in the library as long as you are not using a computer workstation. Please dispose of all trash and recycling in the provided bins.

All beverages must be in lidded containers.

The library's food and drink policy can be read in full on our FAQ Page.

Borrowing Privileges

Library circulating collections are available to all UDC students, faculty, alumni association members, retirees, and staff. Students and faculty of Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) member institutions may use UDC’s facilities and borrow circulating materials.

  • There is no limit to the number of items which can be checked out.
  • DVDs and other media items circulate for 5 days.
  • Course Reserves materials circulate for 2 hours.


Items may be checked out for:

  • Students: 42 days (6 weeks)
  • Faculty: Up to 4 months with 3 due dates per year: January 31, May 31, and September 30.


There are NO fines for general collection books that are less than 40 days overdue.

Fines on course reserves materials are based on the time at which the item is due. A fine is charged at the rate of $0.60 per hour, or fraction thereof, for each item that is overdue. The maximum fine will not exceed $25.00.

For media materials (DVDs, etc.), a fine of $5.00 is assessed for each day that the item is overdue. The maximum fine will not exceed $25.00 for each item.

The full fines policy and information on how to pay fines are available here

Collection Development Policy

The UDC Library's Collection Development Policy outlines the selection and maintenance policies for the Library's collection.