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How Many Items Can I Check Out?


Check-out Limits: The number of books that can be checked out to patron

at any given time are as follows

BFA, MFA, MAAE, MAT Students


Certificate Students


Continuing Ed Students








GMILCS Consortium/NHCUC patrons


*An Alumni card can only be used at NHIA. Alumni cannot borrow books from any GMILCS consortium library unless they have a library card from one of the participating libraries.


Loan Periods

Loan periods for all GMILCS libraries are determined by the lending library.*  The Teti Library has the following loan periods:


NHIA Books  and DVDs/VHS (Note: Periodicals do not circulate)

NHIA Books

Three week checkout

3 Renewals unless book is request for hold by  NHIA student or faculty.

NHIA Books **

Five week checkout

3 Renewals

Faculty, Students & GMILCS

3 DVD / VHS limit -
One week checkout

1 Renewal

*All materials may be renewed for a period equivalent to that of the original loan by telephone, in person, or by logging on to your GMILCS account at

**  Please note that NHIA faculty are subject to the loan periods set by any lending library for items not owned by NHIA (through the GMILCS system or ILL).


Overdue Fines and Fees

Fines and other charges accrued by NHIA students that are not paid at the Circulation Desk or another GMILCS library will be entered into their library account. An automatic email notice will be sent to the patron after three days and a second email notice will be sent after 12 days.  An invoice for unpaid charges will be sent to student after 21 days. 


The maximum fine before billing replacement costs: 3-week materials $3.00; Reserves $10.00

Teti Library also charges replacement costs to borrowers who have lost, stolen, or damaged library materials. The normal charge for replacement books is based on the average price of new books. In some cases, however, certain rare or valuable materials will be billed at a higher rate.


Faculty and staff do not accrue overdue fines. However, the library must be reimbursed for lost materials. 


 A non-refundable processing fee of $15.00 is added to the charge for replacement of each item.


Note: A replacement copy may be purchased by the student but must be the exact edition and in new or excellent condition. A processing fee may still be assessed.

Replacement costs for lost non-NHIA GMILCS materials are payable by the borrowing patron directly to the lending library and cannot be put on an NHIA student account.


Who Can Borrow at Teti Library?

Full library privileges are extended to the students, faculty, staff and administration of the New Hampshire Institute of Art.  NHIA alumni have life-long book borrowing privileges.


Residents of towns with GMILCS libraries are extended borrowing privileges by applying for a library card at their home library.


Students and faculty from NHCUC colleges with active/validated IDs are also allowed to borrow Teti Library material.


How Do I Get a Library Card?

Library Cards for the Teti Library are your NHIA student, faculty or staff ID card. A barcode on the back, beginning with the digits 2468 is your library barcode number, which gives you access to all online library services. You must activate this barcode number before use by stopping in to the Teti Library and registering your ID card.  Expiration of a Teti Library Card Account will take place on the last day of the academic year.


How Can I Renew Library Materials?

Go to your Library Account to renew library materials at Teti and other GMILCS libraries.


Can I Borrow From Other Libraries?

New Hampshire Institute of Art students, staff and faculty wanting to borrow materials from other libraries in the GMILCS consortia must have a current NHIA ID. Additional forms of identification may be required and materials checked out on a user’s card becomes the responsibility of the card owner including any fees, fines, or replacement costs. The GMILCS system will block check-out privileges for any patron who owes $10.00 or more in fines or fees.


New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) allows cross-borrowing for NHIA students, faculty and staff by going to a participating library directly, or by placing an Inter-Library Loan request through the Teti Library Circulation Desk.



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