Volume II: Campus Community

2.18 Library Circulation Policy

2.18 Library Circulation Policy

Library patrons will be asked to present a valid Ithaca College ID in order to borrow materials from our collections.

 

Faculty/Staff

Undergrad/Grad

IC Affiliates

Book/Score

1/2 semester, 8 renewals

1/2 semester, 2 renewals

1/2  semester,
no renewals

Multimedia

7 days, 8 renewals

7 days, 2 renewals

4 hours/in library

Multimedia Services: Reserve

4 hours

4 hours/in library

4 hours/in library

Multimedia Core

7 days, 8 renewals

4 hours/in library

4 hours/in library

Popular Reading

4 weeks/2 renewals

4 weeks/2 renewals

4 weeks

Circulation Desk: Reserve

2 hours/in library

2 hours/in library

n/a

Laptop

6 hours/in library

6 hours/in library

n/a

Special Permissions

Reference books, bound periodicals, and other non-circulating materials may be borrowed by special permission only at the Research Help or Music Center Desk.

Recalls

Books and scores may be recalled by students, faculty or staff at any time. Recalled books and scores are due back in three weeks, or on the original due date, whichever occurs first. Multimedia materials may also be recalled; the due date will not be adjusted due to the shorter loan periods. Items recalled by library staff for reserve use are due back in seven days, or on the original due date, whichever occurs first.

Faculty, Administrators and Staff

Library materials must be brought back to the library for inspection after the eighth renewal. If items reach the presumed lost status, replacement charges are added to the borrower's account after fourteen days.

Students

Students will be assessed late fines at the rate of $1.00 per day, up to $10.00 per item multimedia materials; $5.00 per day, up to $20.00 per item for recalled materials and special permissions; $1.00 per hour, up to $20.00 per item, for overdue reserve or core materials, and $10.00 per hour, up to $100.00 per item, for overdue laptops. If items reach the presumed lost status, replacement/overdue/processing charges are added to the borrower's account after fourteen days. Replacement charges are added to the borrower’s account after one-day for hourly loan items. Fines may be paid by check, money order, ID Express or credit card at the Circulation/Reserves Desk. The Library automatically transfers any library fines or fees to the Office of Student Financial Services after thirty days.

IC Affiliates

Alumni, spouses and qualified domestic partners of employees, and retirees may be issued a library card after completing a registration form, available on-line. Once issued, borrowers will be asked to present the library card and a valid photo ID in order to borrow materials from library collections. IC Affiliates may check out a total of 15 items. Late fines will be assessed at the rate of $1.00 per day, up to $10.00 per item, for multimedia materials and $5.00 per day, up to $20.00 per item for recalled and special permission items. Late fines may be paid by check, money order or credit card. Note: The Library is not able to provide remote access to subscription databases other than those listed on the Alumni Resources page due to licensing agreements with the publishers which limit such access to current students, faculty and staff. 

Due Dates

A user may request a paper receipt at the time an item is borrowed. Courtesy e-mail notices are sent one week prior to the due date containing a list of books and scores charged to the patron's account. This information can also be reviewed at any time via the Accounts option on the library home page.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan will obtain books, scores, journal articles and other materials not owned by the Ithaca College Library for use by faculty, administrators, staff and students. Due dates for interlibrary loan materials vary and are assigned by the library that loans the material to our library. For more information, please review the Interlibrary Loan Policy.

Last Updated: May 26, 2017