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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN ONLINE! While our physical spaces remain closed, the CCNY Libraries team is working remotely to make library resources and services available online.

Remote Resources and Services for Fall 2020

HOLIDAY CLOSURE: CCNY Libraries virtual services will be closed November 26-November 29.

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Policies

Borrowing Policy

You must have a valid CUNY ID to borrow City College items.

General Circulation Collections

Students

Undergraduate 4 weeks with 9 online renewals
Graduate Students 6 weeks with 9 online renewals
Ph.D. Students 8 weeks with 9 online renewals
Campus High School Students 2 weeks with 1 renewal
SUNY Empire State College Students    4 weeks (with valid ID)

Faculty

CCNY Faculty 8 weeks with 3 online renewals
CUNY Faculty (non-CCNY) 8 weeks with 2 online renewals
Visiting Faculty 3 weeks with 3 online renewals
Retired Faculty 8 weeks with 4 online renewals
Campus High School Faculty 4 weeks with 1 online renewal

Staff

CUNY Staff (non-faculty) 4 weeks with 1 online renewal

Alumni & Friends of the Library

Alumni Association members 3 weeks, CCNY books only, no renewal
Friends of the Library ($100) on-site access to CCNY Library books/databases (no borrowing)
Friends of the Library ($500) 3 weeks, no renewal (CCNY books only)

Return Policy

Return Policy Change

Beginning March 14, 2020, City College patrons will be allowed 9 renewals.

  • City College books may be returned to any City College library circulation desk or any CUNY library.
  • 1-day, 3-day and 7-day reserve books MUST be returned to the Library circulation desk where they were borrowed.
  • 2-hour reserve items at the Cohen Library, the Music Library, the Science Library and the Architecture Library may be used outside the library.
  • Fines will be charged for reserve items returned to a different library or put in a drop box.
  • DVDs/videos, music scores and CDs must to be returned to the library where they were borrowed.
  • InterLibrary Loan items (ILL) MUST be returned to the Cohen Library Circulation Desk.

Fines

Overdue Policy Change

Beginning March 14, 2020, all CUNY libraries will suspend regular overdue fines and recall overdue fines. Reserve fines and lost item fines will remain.  

Patrons with fines totaling over $25 will be issued a block on their CUNYfirst account. A block will prevent registration, graduation, requests for transcripts and borrowing privileges from any CUNY Library.

  • Fines are charged for each calendar day materials remain overdue.
  • Fines for general circulation books are $.25 per day for each day overdue.
  • Fines for videos/DVDs are $1.00 per day for each day overdue.
  • Fines for 2-hour reserve materials are $.10 per minute up to $50.00 (maximum fine).
  • Fines for 3-day and 7-day reserve materials are $2.50 per day up to $50.00 (maximum fine).
  • Fines for ILL books are $1.00 per day for each day overdue
  • There is a $10 fine per item for not picking up ILL materials.

Lost Book/Item Fees

Patrons who have Lost Books/Items on their library record will have a block placed on their CUNYfirst account. Until cleared, the block will prevent registration, graduation, requests for transcripts and borrowing privileges from any CUNY Library.

The fees for Lost Books/Items are as follows:

  • $85 Lost Book/Item fee (this is the minimum amount; certain books are subject to a higher, current retail price)
  • $25 Processing fee
  • $20 Overdue fine

The Lost Item fee for calculators or DVDs is the current retail price.