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Brown School Library

Borrowing Privileges

Faculty, staff and students of Washington University with current valid ID

  • Books – general stacks
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Laptops
  • MOBIUS and Interlibrary Loan
  • Course Reserves

Brown School Field Instructors with a current library card

  • 2 books from the general stacks

Century Club with current WUSTL card

  •  2 books from the general stacks    .

Courtesy Borrowers with current WUSTL card

  •  2 books from the general stacks

MOBIUS members with valid, up to date, ID cards

Info-pass borrowers with current and signed info-pass





  • Borrowing periods and fine schedules are available from Olin 
  • Laptops: four hours, may be used in Brown Hall, Goldfarb, and Hillman Hall. 
  • Course Reserves: *2 hours, 2 at a time
  • Video-cameras: 4 hours
  • The following must be used in the library
    • Journals
    • Reference
    • Selected books

*If borrowed within 2 hours of closing time, borrowers may keep course reserve checkouts overnight. Materials must be returned within one hour of the library opening. If library is closed, return using book drops. 


  • Brown School Library will email borrowers when their requested items arrive.
  • Items will be available for pick up for 10 days. 
  • Course reserves cannot be placed on hold. 


  • General collection materials: 20 cents/day
  • Non-book media: $1.00/day
  • Recalled materials: 40 cents/day
  • Reserve materials: 60 cents/hour
  • After the second overdue notice: cost of replacement plus $15.00 processing fee.    
  • Owe $ 15.00+: Borrowing privileges will be suspended if fines total $15 or more.
  • Lost items: cost of replacement plus $15 processing fee. Patrons may not provide a replacement copy instead of paying fines.