The total number of library materials (books, CDs, government documents, etc.) patrons are allowed to have checked out at one time varies depending on the patron's classification with the University. The limits are as follows:
- Undergraduates and staff: 30 items
- Graduate students: 75 items
- Faculty: 100 items
Visitors who donate to the library at a cost of $100.00 or more annually are allowed 30 items checked out at one time. LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing Card holders are allowed to have 10 items checked out at one time.