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Current Policies on Book Borrowing, ILL Services, Due Dates, and Late Fees


Changing Library Policy

The UTEP Library's policy regarding book borrowing, Interlibrary Loan services, due dates, and late fees will continue to adjust in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • See the Library's page on circulation policies here
  • Scroll down for details of how the policy is temporarily changing

Borrowing Books from the UTEP Library

Book borrowing at the UTEP Library has been temporarily suspended.

Turning In Books

If you have any books checked out that are due between March 1st, 2020 and September 14th, 2020, their due date has been extended to September 15th.

Late Fees

  • If you currently have Library fees that need to be paid, please let us know at and be sure to include your UTEP ID# in the message.
  • Late fees incurred after March 1, 2020 will be waived.
  • Fines incurred during the Spring 2020 semester will be considered on a case-by-case basis upon request.

Can I still place a hold on a book?

  • Yes, if a book is currently checked out, you can place a hold on it so that when it is returned, and when normal book borrowing services resume, you can borrow it.
  • As usual, books in the stacks cannot be removed from the shelf and placed on hold by phone or email request. Books will be available on a first come, first served basis when normal book borrowing services resume.

Interlibrary Loan

ILL Update

Requests for Print Books

Interlibrary Loan is not currently processing requests for print items.

Returning Print Items to ILL

Do you have a book you received through ILL that is due to be returned?

Before coming to the Library to return it, email so that the ILL staff can request a renewal for you or make other return arrangements.

Requests For Digital Items

Yes, you can still request items available electronically, like articles and book chapters-- they are still being processed and delivered as normal.

More Questions About Interlibrary Loan?

If you have questions about current requests in progress, or need more info on Interlibrary Loan services, email

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