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Circulation Policies

This section includes a Circulation Policy FAQ, how to use your KU Card in the KU Libraries, and information about loan periods, library notices, patron barcodes, recalls and requests, and how to renew and return library materials.  Library policies for fines and fees and lost item replacement charges are outlined here.  Information is included about requirements for Kansas residents, KU alumni, and other library users to acquire a KU Library Borrower Card.


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