Lending Policies

Kettering University students, faculty, staff and alumni may check out materials. Information on how to obtain a valid Kettering University ID Card or a Courtesy Card can be obtained at the Circulation Desk.

The Library does not charge daily fines for overdue material. Borrowers are allowed two renewals for each item, and one for tablets. 

Library Privileges


Max Items Out

Faculty / Staff 90 days15
Students30 days15
Courtesy Card Holders30 days3

Courtesy card borrowers include Kettering University alumni; employees of Corporate Sponsors; Academically Interested Minds (AIM) program students; University of Michigan-Flint students and faculty; and Friends of the Library (FOLA) members.

Other Library Materials


Max Items Out

DVDs 7 days3
Graphic Novels7 days3
Audiobooks30 days15
Music CDs30 days15
Pimsleur Language CDs30 days3
Tablets / Laptop7 days1

If an item is damaged or lost, the borrower is responsible for the item's current replacement cost plus a $15.00 processing fee. The librarian will determine if the Library will accept the return of a long-overdue item after one year, or if the replacement cost will be charged.

Kettering University Library Computer Acceptable Use Policy

1. Use of Kettering University Library's computers shall comply with the Kettering Code of Student Conduct in the Kettering University Student Handbook.

2. Users agree to comply with all use policies of any host from which they may obtain services.

3. The Library adheres to standards of acceptable computer use. Among prohibited uses are: any use of any host on the Internet that violates local, state, federal or international law; unauthorized access to data, programs, or computing resources; and the use of materials in violation of federal or international copyright law.

4. Kettering University course-related research takes precedence over all other computer use.

5. Twenty minute time limits should be the norm when others are waiting to use the computers. Business should be conducted as efficiently as possible.

6. Printing out massive files at the Library's computers is not an acceptable practice.

7. Installing software to a computer's hard drive is not permitted.

8. Standards of good taste should be observed when using the Library's PCs. Some Internet sites contain materials that others may find inappropriate or offensive, and users should use good judgment as to what is appropriate for display in a public area.

9. Technical problems should be reported to Library staff.