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Borrowing Services

Library cards

Your Lasell ID is also your library card, and you can use it in person at Brennan Library or any other Minuteman library. Your library card number is the 14-digit number printed above the barcode on the back of your Lasell ID, beginning with 23015. Your initial PIN is the last four digits of this number. You can use this login to request items from other libraries through the Minuteman catalog to be picked up at Lasell. The My Account page in the Minuteman catalog allows you to renew items, manage holds, and pay fines online.

If you are a member of the Lasell community (including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and Lasell Village residents), and do not yet have a valid library card, please contact us and we will add you to our system.

Loan policies

  • Most books: 3 weeks
    • High demand books: 1 week
    • Reference books: Library use only
  • Periodicals: 1 week
  • DVDs: 3 weeks
  • Reserve materials: 2 hours, library use only
  • Equipment reserves: 2 days, non-renewable
  • Library of Things
    • Games: 1 week
    • Art supplies and technology: 2 days, non-renewable

Except as noted above, an item may be renewed up to three times, unless there is a prior request for it. Patrons can renew materials online by from the “Checked Out Titles” page in their account within the catalog.

High demand books at Lasell are test prep books published in the last 3 years. Other Minuteman libraries set their own criteria for "high demand."

Fines, penalties, and holds

Course reserves have an overdue fine of $2 per hour, up to $25 per item. All other items are fine-free when checked out at Lasell. Items checked out at other Minuteman libraries are subject to those libraries' fines.

Patrons may resolve fines by paying online via the catalog, or in person at any Minuteman library by cash or check. Borrowing privileges are suspended if any patron reaches $100 in outstanding fines.

If an item is lost or damaged, the owning library sets the replacement cost. Payment for the replacement of lost or damaged books belonging to other libraries may be made via the Minuteman Library Network website, or in person at the library by check or money order.

If a student has more than $200 in outstanding fines, a stop is placed on their university account. Neither transcripts nor grades are given to students with stops on their accounts, and they cannot register for classes.