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Getting Started: Borrow

Technology to Borrow

Netbook computers, graphing calculators, digital cameras, and more are available for checkout using your library account.

See Technology at the Library for details.

Borrowing Materials

Loan Periods

Material Type Loan Period
Books, CDs, Audio Books 4 weeks
Movies & Magazines 1 week


Checked out items may be renewed by logging into My Library Account, phone (x3426), email (, or in person. 

Overdue Charges
Overdue charges are 10¢ per day per item, except overdue reference or reserve items which are charged at 50¢ per hour. Replacement costs are charged for lost and damaged material. Overdue fines and other charges are payable by cash or check at the library circulation desk. 

Borrow Materials from Other Libraries
Members of the Phillips Exeter Academy community can request to borrow materials from another library using the Inter-Library Loan request form.  Someone from the library will contact you about your request within a week. Please note it can take several weeks for inter-library loan requests to be filled.


Reserves are set up for classes whose students will be working on similar research at the same time.  Books are held behind the counter at the circulation desk.

To place an item on your class reserve:

  1. Bring the book(s) to the circulation desk on the main floor and let us know what class you're in.
  2. Remember to write down the call number of the book, so we can find it for you the next time you come to the library.

To borrow an item on reserve:

  1. Reserve books should be checked out even if being used during class time.
  2. You may check out books for two hours or overnight within two hours of closing.
  3. Books checked out overnight must be returned within two hours of opening.
  4. Late fines are 50 cents per hour.

My Library Account

Students, faculty, and staff can use My Library Account to view materials they have out, renew items, save catalog searches, and create personal book lists.

 Log in to My Library Account

Renew Materials and Check Due Dates
To see a list of the items you currently have checked out, use the menu option on the left.  Click on the "Renew All" button to  renew all items on your list, or use the check box next  to select which items you would like to renew.


Save Catalog Searches
Once you have logged in to My Library Account, click on New Search on top right of the screen to search by keyword, author, subject, etc.  At the top of your search results page you'll now, the option to "Save as Preferred Search".  This will allow you to run the same search again the next time you log into My Library Account.


My Lists
My Library Account allows you to create and save your own book lists.  Once you have logged in to My Library Account, click on New Search on the top right of the screen to search by keyword, author, subject, etc. Mark the items you wish to add and then select/create a list using the pull down menu.