Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Library's collection serves current students, faculty and staff of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. The Library also provides more limited access and services to alumni and patrons of other local libraries as specified through consortial or institutional agreements.



All patrons must have a current MIIS ID or a MIIS Library Card in order to borrow materials.

Library borrowing privileges may be revoked if a patron:

  • Damages or defaces library materials in any way
  • Deliberately attempts to remove materials from the Library without checking them out
  • Refuses to return materials that have been recalled by the Library
  • Refuses to pay overdue fines and/or replacement charges


Loan Periods

Circulating Books 3 weeks
Reference Books Overnight at closing
Career Books 1 week
Reserve Books 3/24/72 hours
Games 72 hours
Desk Reference 2 hours/library use only
Magazine/Journal Back Issues 1 week
Theses Library use only
Newspapers Library use only

1 week


1 day/library use only

Interlibrary Loan Materials To be determined by lending library


Overdue Fines

Circulating/Career Books $.50/day
3/24/72 hour Reserve Books $1.00/hour
Reference Books $5.00/day
Magazine/Journal Back Issues $1.00/day
DVDs $1.00/day
Interlibrary Loan Materials To be determined by lending library
  • Student fines will be discounted 50% if paid at the same time material is returned. Overdue and fine notices are sent as a courtesy to patrons; responsibility for fines is not dependent on receipt of notices.


Lost Materials

Circulating/Career Books $75.00 + $20.00 processing fee
Magazines/Journals $20.00 + $20.00 processing fee
Reference Books $125.00 + $20.00 processing fee
DVDs $45.00 + $20.00 processing fee
Interlibrary Loan Materials To be determined by lending library
  • Default values are determined by type of item. Individual items may have a higher replacement cost


Circulation Desk Hours

The Circulation Desk closes one half hour before the library closes. Reference books may be checked out during the half hour before the circulation desk closes and are due back during the first hour of the following day.



Materials may be renewed online when not overdue or on hold for another user. Items may also be renewed at the circulation desk, but we cannot renew materials over the phone. Non-renewable items must be back on the shelf for a minimum of 1 day before they may be checked out again by the same patron.

Circulating/Career Books 4 renewals
Magazine/Journal Back Issues 1 renewal
DVDs 1 renewal
3/24/72 hour Reserve Books No renewals
Reference Books No renewals
Desk Reference Books No renewals
Interlibrary Loan Materials

To be determined by lending library



Materials may be placed in the outdoor book return slot to the left of the library entrance at any time; or, returns may be placed in the slot at the circulation counter when the library is open.


Course Reserves: Print Reserves

The Library maintains a reserve book collection that supports current instruction. Print materials will be placed on reserve at the request of faculty and are removed at the end of each academic semester. The Library does not purchase current required textbooks for its collection, but faculty may place a personal copy of a required textbook on reserve.

Books, articles and other reserve materials are located at the circulation desk. Loan periods are set by instructors as 3, 24, or 72 hours. Search course reserve listings.


Electronic Reserves

Article and book chapter readings are placed on electronic reserve for individual courses and may be accessed by students enrolled in the course as well as the instructor.

All e-reserve readings are password protected. The Library strictly adheres to U.S. copyright law in the maintenance of and access to the e-reserve collection. For further information, please check the E-reserve page under Copyright Information.