Loan Periods || Activation and Charging Out Books || Book Renewal
Recalls and Holds || Fines || Lost Books || Courtesy Discharge
Search CUNY+ for the title(s) you need, --available at CUNY+ terminals-- then bring the book to the Circulation desk located near the front entrance of the library. Titles you want to borrow are charged out from there.
Brooklyn College Books: Brooklyn College or CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, staff, Friends of the Library, members of the Institute of Retired Professionals and Executives, and students and faculty from member institutions of Academic Libraries of Brooklyn,Faculty spouses, Cont. and Adult Ed., Brooklyn College Academy and College NOW may borrow books for 21 days. CUNY active and retired faculty may borrow books for 42 days. Active and retired BC faculty may borrow books for four months. Friends of the Library have a 5 book limit. ALB have a 2 book borrowing limit.
Periodicals: do not circulate. Faculty may inquire at the Current Periodicals desk on the lower level of library about exceptions.
ACTIVATION AND CHARGING OUT BOOKS
A Brooklyn College or CUNY identification card, validated for the current semester, must be presented in order to be activated and to charge out materials from the Library. Members of the Institute of Retired Professionals, Adult Education students, Friends of the Library, and students and faculty from member institutions of Academic Libraries of Brooklyn must bring appropriate identification for registration.
If not in demand, Brooklyn College books may be renewed up to three times. If the book is RECALLED it can not be renewed and must be returned to the Circulation Desk in the library. Books are renewable in person or online. Books are not renewable by telephone or mail.
TO RENEW BOOKS ONLINE:
When you are in your patron record:
- You can RENEW all the books you have on loan
- GO into Loans and click on the number to the left of the book you want to renew - click on Renew (a message will inform you whether the book was renewed successfully or if there is a HOLD on the book).
IMPORTANT to ensure security:
When you are finished looking at your record - click on END SESSION
IN PERSON, YOU MUST:
- Have a VALID CUNY ID card
- Identify the specific books for renewal
BOOKS MAY NOT BE RENEWED IF:
- The book has been placed on hold by another patron
- There is a block on your Library record
- The book is more than 5 weeks overdue
- The renewal limit has been reached.
- Your ID card is not registered in the Library system
NO REFERENCE, RESERVE, INTERLIBRARY LOAN, OR MUSIC MATERIALS MAY BE RENEWED WITH THESE METHODS.
RECALLS AND HOLDS
If the Brooklyn College Library book you want is charged out to another borrower you may place a “hold” Request on that book using the Request feature in the Holdings record in CUNY+. See the instructions for CLICS Book Request:
PLEASE RETURN YOUR BOOKS ON TIME
The due date is indicated in the back of each book or you can check your due dates through "My Accounts".
Fines are levied at the rate 10 cents per day. Non-receipt of overdue notices does not exempt the borrower from overdue fees. A reader will be blocked from borrowing additional library materials when he or she has accumulated $5.00 in fines, has one or more overdue book(s), has been billed for a lost book or if a recalled item has not been returned. Recall fines are levied at the rate of $1.00 per day. Brooklyn College students with outstanding fines or other obligations will not be able to register for their classes or to obtain transcripts. A similar failure on the part of borrowers not affiliated with Brooklyn College may result in the suspension or revocation of borrowing privileges.
A reasonable time is allowed for Library staff to search for a book reported to be lost. Once a book is determined to be lost, the reader is then charged for the price of the book, and a $10.00 service fee. A refund, minus the $10.00 fee, is given if the book is later found.
If you have any questions, please inquire at the Circulation Desk for assistance.
COURTESY DISCHARGE AT CUNY
CUNY library patrons, students, faculty and staff may return CUNY library books to any CUNY library. Patrons no longer need to travel back to the lending library to return books. This policy applies only to standard loan materials. Special loan items such as reserve, interlibrary loan, etc., must be returned to the lending library.
In addition, you may pay library fines associated with the book(s) returned at all CUNY libraries. Note that local policies governing the payment of fines vary from library to library. Check with the staff at the Circulation Desk if you have any questions.
"My Accounts" renewal through CUNY+:
All CUNY Circulating material may be renewed
In Person Renewal:
Can only be made by lending library
Please contact us for further information at (718) 951-5335 or CircDesk@brooklyn.cuny.edu.
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