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Borrow, Renew, Return


  • Find out what you can borrow, how many, and for how long
  • View check outs, due dates, and recalls
  • Renew your library and Interlibrary Loan items
  • To learn about online materials like journal articles and ebooks, see our Remote Access page.

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What do I need to borrow things?

With a library account you can borrow most books, media, and federal documents.

DL students can borrow books and request articles through their Interlibrary Loan account

For how long?

  • NPS students & faculty - 3 months (renewable up to 15 months unless recalled)
  • Other users

How many items?

  • NPS students and staff - 50 items
  • NPS faculty - 100 items
  • Other users 


What can't I check out?

  • Atlases & maps, journals & periodicals, reference books, rare books, Intell books, microformat.
  • We have scanners and printers for microformat materials that enable you to print, email or burn to a CD.
  • Most Intell books have a 2nd copy in the General Collection that you can check out.
  • We will consider requests to borrow some items for short periods of time on a case by case basis. Ask at the Information Desk.


Course Reserves

Borrow from another library


Learn more about Borrowing Privileges.

How can I renew things?


Login with your NPS credentials


In Person

  • Bring item to the Information Desk.

How many times can I renew?


Blocked from renewing?

  • If you have 5 or more overdue items, you will be blocked from renewing online. Contact us for assistance.
  • You can't renew recalled items. They need to be returned within 24 hours.
  • Contact the Information Desk.


Learn more about Renewing Privileges.


  • You are responsible for items checked out under your name until the items have been returned.
  • If you are a Distance Learning student, please return library materials via Priority Mail allowing enough time for items to arrive by the due date. You are responsible for this small cost.
  • Return to:

    411 DYER ROAD, ROOM 110
    MONTEREY, CA   93943-5101



  • If you have 5 or more overdue items, you will be blocked from renewing materials online.
  • Keeping overdue Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials jeopardizes our borrowing privileges with other libraries. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan.

Lost or Damaged

  • It is your responsibility to replace lost or damaged items.
  • Replacements of items will be considered on a case by case basis with exact replacement of items as the first course of action.
  • For items borrowed through interlibrary loan,Please check with the Information Desk before ordering replacement items.
  • Many lending libraries charge a minimum of $100 per item for lost or damaged materials plus processing fees.
Please check with the Information Desk before ordering replacement items.

Contact Us

Information Desk
(831) 656-2947
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