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Library Handbook: Circulation Information

Guide to the circulation, account, and library use policies of the MCNY Library.

Library Borrowing Privileges

  • Authorized Borrowers
    • Only current MCNY students, faculty, and staff may check out books from the circulating collection, or use reserve books.
    • MCNY Alumni, College of New Rochelle students, and other authorized visitors may use books on the library premises only.
  • Registration and Library Card
    • All undergraduate and graduate students currently registered for classes; all current MCNY faculty members; and all MCNY employees are automatically registered or registered with the Library at the beginning of each semester.
    • Your MCNY ID card, after registration, is your library card, and should be presented whenever a book is to be used or checked out.
    • If you lose your ID, you must obtain another one in order to check out Circulating Books.
    • For students who lost their MCNY ID but are currently registered for classes, Reserve books may be used if the student provides a valid Photo ID.
  • Suspension of Borrowing Privileges
    • If a user accrues over $5.00 in library fines, or 5 overdue books, their borrowing privileges will be suspended until payment of fines or return/replacement of the books.
  • Graduation Requirements
    • Students must pay all outstanding library fines in order to receive their degree.

Circulation Periods

  • Circulating Collection (MCNY General Collection, New Books, Graphic Novels, Audrey Cohen Social Justice Collection, Display Items & Teacher's Resource Room): 
    • Out of Library Use, 30 Day Circulation Period.
      • Books may be renewed one (1) time, for another 30-day period.
      • Books can be returned at the Circulation Desk during standard library hours.
      • Books can be renewed in person or on-line.
      • All books are due back by the end date of each semester.
      • Books borrowed within the last 4 weeks of a semester will therefore have shortened borrowing periods.
  • Reserve Collection: In-Library Use Only, 2-hour Circulation Period.
  • Print Magazines & Newspapers: In-Library Use Only.
  • Reference CollectionIn-Library Use Only.

Library Fines

  • Circulating Collection: 15 cents per book, for each day overdue.
  • Reserve Collection: 60 cents per book, for each hour over due. (Any time past 2 hour limit = 1 hour.)
  • Fines are capped at $30.00 per book, for both circulating and reserve books.
  • Lost Books
    • If an MCNY Library book is lost, a replacement cost equal to the Amazon market price of the book will be assessed.
    • This fine is addition to any existing overdue fines that have accrued.
    • Users may a) pay the total amount of the fine or b) purchase a new copy of the book and provide it for the library.
  • Further questions may be addressed to the Director of The MCNY Library.