Alumni Library

Borrow and Renew

Borrow and Renew


COVID-19 UPDATES as of September 8, 2020

* Main Campus, Fairview, Hillcrest, & South Pointe resume lending to CC Caregivers. 

* OhioLINK resumes lending for Main Campus caregivers.

* Reserve your book through the library catalog and make an appointment for pickup.

* View details here




Borrowing Library Materials

 Register for a Library Account to borrow from the Library.
 Search the
Library Catalog to find materials available for loan, reference, or online use.
 Items marked AVAILABLE should be on the library shelves. Come to the library to check out these items.
 Place a HOLD on items that are checked out. You will receive an email when the item is returned and we will hold it for one week.
 Request items from Fairview, Hillcrest, or South Pointe if unavailable at Main Campus.  Pickup will be at Main Campus.
 Use OhioLINK to request items we do not own, are checked out, or are Library Use Only.


Who can Borrow?

Full and part-time employees of the Cleveland Clinic. Library staff makes final decisions on eligibility.

Loan Period | Renewals | Number of Items 

Library  Loan Period  Number of Renewals 
Alumni Library  3 weeks, except for items with special loan periods  4, except for items with special loans
OhioLINK  3 weeks for books.  1 week for Media 4 for books; 3 for media 
SearchOhio  3 weeks for books.  1 week for Media 3 for books or media 
ILLiad  varies by lending library No renewals 


Renewals NOT available if:
A hold is placed on the item.
OhioLINK library does not allow renewals.


Maximum number of items checked out at one time: 10 items

How to Renew

Phone: 216-444-5697
In Person: not necessary to bring the item with you to renew.

Returning Library Materials

Drop off items at the Library's Information Desk, OR
Use the book drop (except for CDs and DVDs) outside of the Library by the time clock.