Library Policies

Library Cards

Your valid HU ID card is your library card. Go to the Circulation Desk to activate your account at the beginning of each semester.

Checkout Limits
Undergraduates 15 items 4 items
HU Staff 15 items 4 items
Honors Program Undergraduates 30 items 4 items
Graduate Students 30 items 4 items
Faculty 30 items 4 items
Administrators 30 items 4 items
Alumni 4 items 4 items
VTC Borrowers 4 items 4 items

Checkout Periods
Book 30 days
DVD 14 days
Course Reserve 2 hours
Government Document 14 days

Overdue Fines

  • Overdue fines are $.20 per day per item
  • Maximum fine is $10.00

Renewing Materials

  • In person - at the Circulation Desk
  • By phone - call the Circulation Desk at (757)727-5372 during library hours
  • Online
    1. Go to MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT (Online Catalog)
    2. Select Renew My Materials
      My Account
    3. Enter your User ID (your HU ID Number) and your PIN (the last 4 digits of your HU ID Number) 
      User ID
    4. Click on List Charged Items

Borrowing Reserve Materials

  1. Locate Academic Reserve materials with the Reserve Desk feature of the Library Catalog
  2. Present a valid Hampton University ID and request the reserve item by Reserve Call Number at the Circulation Desk.
  3. Search reserve materials by:
  • Instructor Name
  • Course Number
  • Course Name
    Reserve Item Lookup