For Faculty and Staff

Borrowing Privileges

  • 28 days*
  • Unlimited
  • 7 days
  • 2
  • No Overdue Fees**
  • CDs, DVDs, and LPs:
  • FINES:

*Final due date is always the last day of classes.

**There are no overdue fees. However, if an item is overdue for longer than 3 weeks, replacement costs and a non-refundable $10 processing fee will be placed on the patron’s account, and the patron will lose library privileges until the material is returned or charges paid.


  • Notices are sent by email to borrowers a day before their items are due back to the library.
  • Books which are not overdue can be renewed through one of several methods.
    • The patron can ask for renewals in Renfro Library, with or without the item in hand.
      It is also possible for a patron to renew his/her books online by going to MHU Catalog, then click on “Your Library Account” to access his/her own account.
      An item can also be renewed over the phone.
  • Once an item is overdue, the patron must bring the item into the library for renewal.
  • Books can be renewed up to two times for patrons in good standing.

  • Holds

  • A patron can request a hold on any item that is currently checked out to another patron by using the Request feature on the online catalog.
    • Click on the Request link at the top of the screen above the book information. The patron will then enter their name and MHU ID #. They will also enter a date to cancel the hold. Once completed then click submit.
  • When an item is returned that has a hold on it, the circulation system will notify the patron who has requested the material. The item will be held on the hold shelf behind the Circulation Desk for 3 days.

  • Interlibrary Loan

    ILL Book Request Form

    ILL Article Request Form

    For more information regarding interlibrary loan contact Linda Ray,, ext. 1506, or check the interlibrary loan page.


    Book Reserve Form

    Article Reserve Form

    For more information regarding reserves contact Dan Koster,, ext. 1454, or check the reserves page.

    Research Instruction

    Renfro Library offers a variety of research instruction options including:

      1. A standardized three session freshman instruction program
      2. Custom sessions geared for specific departments and courses
      3. Assistance in designing assignments that incorporate information literacy elements
      4. Guidelines for research portfolios for senior seminar /capstone courses
      5. One-on-one research consultation sessions for students involved in advanced research or those identified as needing additional help with the research process

    For more information regarding research instruction contact Shannon Lucas,, ext. 1391, or check the research instruction page.