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Borrowing, Renewing, and Interlibrary Loan


Borrowers from I-Share Institutions

  • Current students, faculty, and staff at I-Share institutions may borrow Wheaton College items in person at Buswell Library or online via I-Share
  • To borrow in person, show valid school ID or photo ID
  • You must have a current, valid library account at your home institution; if your library account there is blocked or outdated, you will not be able to borrow from Wheaton
  • Need help? Have a question? Contact us at 630.752.5354 or circulation.desk@wheaton.edu

Loan Periods

Item Type

Loan Period

Item Limit

Overdue Fee




Government Document


Music Score

Sheet Music

Spoken-Word CD

28 days, renewals based on borrower type


None, unless so overdue that item is deemed lost




2 weeks


None, unless so overdue that item is deemed lost


LP Record


Music Cassette

Reference Book

Special Collections item


in-library use only




To renew (extend) a loan period, select one of the following:

Overdue Items

  • Your prompt response to notices will help to limit overdue items and fees
  • View due dates for Wheaton/I-Share items in your I-Share account
  • I-Share accounts may be blocked for excessively overdue items (details)
  • Send update of your contact information to circulation.desk@wheaton.edu

Lost / Damaged / Unreturned Items

  • Replacement fee is based on average cost to library:
    • Book, music score, most other items not listed below $55
    • CD $45
    • VHS/DVD $75
    • Map, cassette $30
    • Reference book / special item $150
  • Processing fee of $10 per item will be added to the above cost
  • Fees are non-negotiable
  • We do not accept replacements purchased by you in lieu of fee payment
  • Long-overdue items will be deemed lost; replacement and processing fees will be charged
  • All items remain library property and must be returned whenever possible
  • If item is returned, we will refund/waive the replacement fee and charge only the processing fee
  • I-Share accounts may be blocked for excessively lost items or fees owed (details)

Payment Options for Wheaton College Fees

  • Cash (in person)
  • Check payable to Wheaton College; if mailing, address to Circulation Supervisor, Buswell Library, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton IL 60187
  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover); to provide credit card information by phone, please call 630.752.5610 or 630.752.5620