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Borrowing Materials

The Davidson College Honor Code and Code of Responsibility apply to your use of library materials, just as they apply to your other activities on campus. In addition, be aware that your borrowing privileges are for your own personal use only; do not lend your CatCard or share your login information with anyone else.

If you have any questions about borrowing materials from the library, please stop by or call the Information Desk  at 704-894-2331.

Borrowing Privileges

Details regarding who can borrow materials from the Davidson College Library. Learn more about borrowing privileges.

Loan Periods

Information on load periods for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Materials that are In Library Use Only

The following items are in-library-use-only and cannot be checked out: reference books and atlases, periodicals, including bound and loose issues of journals, magazines, and newspapers; materials in the College Archives and Rare Book Room; Davidsoniana Room materials. 


How to request a checked-out item so that you can be notified when it is returned. Learn more about holds.


Renewals of books, reserve materials, videos, and government documents are unlimited, provided no one has placed a "hold" on the item. Learn more about renewing library materials.


Information about charges for overdue or lost materials.