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Borrowing Privileges

Privileges by user type.

*To learn about online materials like journal articles and ebooks, see our Remote Access page.

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  • NPS students (U.S., International & Distance Learning)

  • Defense Resource Management Institute (DRMI) students

  • Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) students


How long?
NPS: 3 months
DRMI: 4 weeks
MIIS: 2 weeks
How many?
NPS: 50 items
DRMI: 20 items
MIIS: 5 items
# renewals
NPS: 4 times
DRMI: 1 time
MIIS: 1 time

Privileges by Faculty Type

  • NPS faculty
  • NPS faculty contractors
  • Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) faculty
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) faculty
  • California Universities faculty
  • Monterey Bay Area Community Colleges faculty?
How long?
NPS:  3 months
DRMI:  3 months
MIIS:  4 weeks
Universities & community colleges:  4 weeks
How many?
NPS:  100 items
DRMI:  100 items
MIIIS:  50 items

Universities & community colleges:  20 items
# Renewals
NPS:  4 times
DRMI:  4 times
MIIS:  1 time
Universities & community colleges:  1 time



  • NPS staff
  • NPS staff contractors
  • Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) staff
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) staff
How long?
NPS staff: 3 months
NPS contractors: 4 weeks
DRMI & MIIS: 4 weeks
How many?
NPS: 50 items
DRMI: 50 items
MIIS: 50 items
# renewals
NPS: 4 times
DRMI: 1 time
MIIS: 1 time

Community members

  • Local, private & state-sponsored agencies upon request
How long?
4 weeks
How many?
15 items
# renewals
1 time


  • Defense Language Institute (DLI) personnel
  • U.S. retired, reservist, national guard, and active-duty military personnel who live within 50 miles of NPS
How long?
4 weeks
How many?
20 items
# renewals
1 time

Borrowing responsibilities

  • Keep your email up to date.
  • This is our primary means of communicating with you about when your books are due, and when holds become available.
  • Handle library materials carefully.
  • Exercise care in handling library materials. If you damage an item, you'll need to replace it.
  • Respond to overdue and recall notices.
  • You'll receive a recall notice when another borrower needs an item you've checked out. You must return the recalled item within 24 hours.
  • Respect the library and other patrons.
  • We are committed to providing you with an environment suitable for reading, study, and activities in support of campus research and instructional programs. Maintaining a pleasant and productive environment requires that all individuals conduct themselves thoughtfully and responsibly.
  • Borrowing privileges will be blocked if overdue items are not renewed, returned, or replaced.

Recalled Items

  • Only NPS and DRMI students, faculty and staff can recall items
  • All items subject to recall after 2 weeks from check out date
  • All items subject to immediate recall if they are needed by faculty for Course Reserves
  • Recalled items must be returned to the library within 24 hours. Reply to email notice if you are unable to return a recalled item.

Items That Don't Check Out

  • Atlases & maps
  • Some federal documents
  • Intelligence collection
  • Journals & periodicals
  • Microfiche & microfilm
  • Rare books