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Libraries Information

Your Library Account

There are many subject specialty libraries and an Undergraduate Library on the West Lafayette campus. They function as one unified library system.

Borrowing & Using Resources

To check out any library materials use your Purdue ID card.

Renewing your materials

Renew materials online by clicking on “Your Library Account” from any Libraries web page.

Loan periods

The normal loan period for library materials differs between libraries.

Circulation policies

Circulation policies and borrower information.

Resources That Are Not Available or Already Checked Out

You can recall the item by clicking on the “Request this Item” button from the item’s record in the catalog.

Not on Campus

To request a journal article, a book, or other document, fill out the Interlibrary Loan online request form:

For more details, visit:

or click Interlibrary Loan under Quick Links on any Libraries web page.

Finding Information & Resources:

Use Purdue Libraries’ catalog:

Use these databases to find information for your research. Many of the databases provide access to full text.

Requesting & Getting Help

Visit Ask a Librarian to learn more.

Through Tutorials & Handouts


Other tutorials:

From a subject specialist

For instructional services