Information on library policies for borrowing materials and using the facilities, study rooms, and computers.

Borrowing Policies

All patrons must have a current Middlebury Institute ID or library card in order to borrow materials.

Contact-Free Borrowing Service

While the library and campus are closed, the library will have limited/partial staffing. We are now offering contact-free checkout of physical materials – books, magazines, journals, and DVDs – for current Middlebury Institute students, faculty, staff, interns, and fellows who live in the Monterey area.

Requesting items for checkout:

Pick up:

  • Library staff will check out requested items using your Middlebury Institute ID number
  • You will receive an email verifying that your items are ready for pick up
  • Please contact Barbara Burke at to schedule your pick up, noting the day and estimated arrival time when you will come to campus
  • Pick up site is Office Services in Casa Fuente, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9AM12PM
  • Your library items will be bagged and labeled with your name


Return of items:

  • Please return library items using the book drop located to the left of the library front doors
  • We encourage you to wear latex/rubber gloves when opening the book drop

Loan Periods

Type Loan Period
Circulating Books 3 weeks
Reference Books 3 weeks
Career Books 1 week
Reserve Books Currently unavailable
Games Currently unavailable
Desk Reference Currently unavailable
Magazines/Journals 1 week
Theses Currently unavailable
Newspapers Currently unavailable
DVDs 1 week
Headphones/Chargers/Cables Currently unavailable
Interlibrary Loan Materials Currently unavailable

Late Materials

Library accounts will be blocked for additional check-outs when materials are overdue. Upon return of late materials, accounts will be unblocked.

Lost Materials

Type Fine
Circulating/Career Books $75.00
Magazines/Journals $20.00
Reference Books $125.00
DVDs $45.00
Interlibrary Loan Materials To be determined by lending library

All lost materials are charged an additional processing fee of $20.00.

Default values are determined by type of item. Individual items may have a higher replacement cost.


Circulation Desk Hours

Currently closed.



Materials may be renewed online through Renew Your Books when not overdue or on hold for another user. Items may also be renewed at the Circulation Desk. Telephone renewals are not permitted.

Type Renewals
Circulating/Career Books Max. 4 renewals
Magazines/Journals 1 renewal
DVDs 1 renewal
3/24/72-Hour Reserve Books Currently unavailable
Reference Books 1 renewal
Desk Reference Books Currently unavailable
Interlibrary Loan Materials Currently unavailable


Revoked Privileges

Library borrowing privileges may be revoked if a patron

  • Does not return library materials on time

  • Damages or defaces library materials in any way

  • Refuses to return materials that have been recalled by the library

  • Refuses to pay replacement charges


Facilities Policies

Library is currently closed.


Fletcher Jones Instructional Lab

Library is currently closed.