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Borrowing Policies

Who can borrow from the Earl Center?

  • Wheelock Faculty
  • Wheelock Staff
  • Wheelock Students (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Wheelock Alumni
  • Fenway Library Organization (FLO) students, faculty, and staff
  • Guests with a Wheelock Library Card

What can I take out of the Earl Center, and for how long?

Present your Wheelock/FLO ID card at the Service Desk to borrow the following items.

Item TypeLoan PeriodCan I renew it?
Laptops & Tablets 2 hours. Wheelock ID will be held while in use. Yes, once for 1 hour.
Innovation Libraries (Kindles) 14 days Yes, once
Art and craft supplies No loan period. Must be used within the Earl Center. N/A
Recycling Passes 7 days Yes, once.

Please note that users assume full responsibility for all borrowed items. Lost, stolen, or damaged items must be paid for or replaced. 

How do I renew items?

  • Online (only available for other FLO Libraries who use the FLO Catalog)
    Go to My Account in the online catalog.
  • By phone 
    Call the Earl Center at 617-879-2143.
  • In person 
    Stop by the Earl Center.

Overdue Items

If you keep an item for longer than its stated loan period, you will receive overdue notices via email until the item is returned.

We do not charge overdue fees, but once an item has been overdue for one month it is automatically considered lost and replacement fees are applied. All fees are waived once the item is returned.

If you lose or damage an item, you will be billed for the full replacement cost. Please contact the Earl Center,, if you have any questions.

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215