The library's mission is to maintain and develop collections and services in support of the present and future research needs of DigiPen Institute of Technology. In order to carry out this mission, the library will always aim to develop and maintain an understanding of the needs of its users and potential users and respond to them; build the necessary collections and services and provide access to them; preserve the collection for future users; develop appropriate skills and motivation of staff at all levels; and exploit in all areas the potential of technology in order to achieve these aims.

In addition to the policies described below, please also see information about:


All DigiPen faculty, staff, and enrolled students are eligible for a library card. To receive library privileges, please come to the library to set up an account.

Many of the items in the library are available for three-week check out. This table explains our check out times, the number of items available for check out, and the overdue fine schedule:

Material type


No. of items



2 days


$0.50 per item per day


21 days


$0.25 per item per day


1 day


$0.25 per item per day


3 hours


$0.50 per item per hour

Tablet pens

5 hours


$0.50 per item per hour


2 hours


$0.50 per item per hour

Overdue notifications

Library materials become overdue if not returned by the due date. An overdue notification is usually sent as a courtesy reminder. You are responsible for the returning of borrowed materials on time whether or not you receive an overdue notice.


Reserve materials are items that are in high demand by students and faculty. Most of the reserved materials are course textbooks. These items only check out for two hours at a time.

Donations to the Library

DigiPen Institute of Technology Library is able to accept unsolicited gift materials under the following conditions

  1. Potential gift materials must be reviewed or screened before arrangements are made for delivery to the library.
  2. If the library has agreed to accept materials, then the items become the sole property of DigiPen Institute of Technology Library as soon as they have left the possession of the donor. The donor relinquishes all rights to the materials.
  3. Accepted gift materials will be processed in the manner deemed best by the library (i.e., added the collection, bound or rebound, sold to the public, donated to other organizations or otherwise retained, treated, or disposed).