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Borrowing Policies for Fenway Library Organization (FLO) Members

FLO Institutions

  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Lesley University
  • Mass. College of Art and Design
  • MCPHS University
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • New England College of Optometry
  • New England Conservatory
  • Roxbury Community College
  • Simmons College
  • Suffolk University
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wheelock College

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

Present your school ID card at the Service Desk to check out the following items. If you do not yet have an account in the FLO system, you will need to set one up at your home institution, however, patrons from Roxbury Community College, Simmons College, Suffolk University, and UMass Boston are permitted to create a patron account on-site at Wheelock.

Item TypeLoan PeriodCan I renew it?
Books (Main Collection) 28 days Yes, once
Books (Popular Reading Collection) 14 days Yes, once
Children's Books 28 days Yes, once
Curriculum Materials (toys, games, and manipulatives) 28 days Yes, once
Headphones 5 hours No

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

What can’t I take out of the Library?

FLO patrons are not eligible to check out the following items:

  • DVDs/Videos (all collections; may be viewed inside the Library)
  • Technology Equipment (except headphones)
  • Tests and Assessments
  • Museum Passes
  • Print Periodicals (may be used inside the Library)
  • Children's Periodicals (may be used inside the Library)
  • Reference Books (may be used inside the Library)
  • Reserve Books (unless enrolled in a Wheelock course)
  • Archives
  • Laptops

How do I renew items?

  • Online (only available for other FLO Libraries who use the FLO Catalog)
    Go to My Account in the Library catalog.
  • By phone
    Call the Service Desk at 617-879-2222.
  • In person
    Stop by the Service Desk.

Overdue Items

Overdue items may not be renewed. They must be returned to the library and checked in before being checked out again.

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 (with the exception of overdue Tests and Assessments), 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, if you have any questions.

I can’t find what I need…

If an item is listed as available the FLO catalog but you cannot find it on the Wheelock shelves, please let a Service Desk employee know right away. We will conduct a search for the item and let you know when it is located.

You can also search the FLO catalog to see if the item is owned by another FLO library and check it out there, or place an interlibrary loan request through your home institution. 

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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