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Circulation Policies

Borrowing Privileges

Material Type Loan PeriodRenewals
Books 21 days1 renewal*
Teaching Materials
Leisure Reading Books

* Renewals are not guaranteed. The renewal period will typically be the same duration as the original loan period.

Alumni Use of Facilities and Materials

Alumni are welcome to enter and use the library, its facilities and many of its resources.  Furthermore, borrowing privileges are extended to alumni. 

Alumni must present a Special Patron Card in order to borrow materials. This card may be obtained, free of charge, by filling out a special patron application, and presenting a photo ID.  A Special Patron Card must be presented for all circulation transactions.


Priority for use is given to Le Moyne students and faculty: Media collections have been developed primarily to serve the curriculum; therefore, priority for use is given to Le Moyne students and faculty in support of class assignments. The viewing of videos is restricted to Le Moyne students and employees. Periodicals (newspapers, scholarly journals & magazines) are very heavily used, and therefore must be read in the library.

Alumni must come to the library to access databases: Unfortunately licensing agreements with most commercial databases restricts the use of these databases to patrons using computers on campus. Thus, alumni cannot access databases (except the library online catalog) from off campus.  Instead, alumni must come to the library to access databases using a guest login. Ask for help at Library Services Desk.

Interlibrary loan privileges are not extended to alumni.


Patrons may renew items 3 ways:

  1. Online via My Library Account
  2. By phone 315-445-4330
  3. In person at the Library Services Desk

Renewals may be denied if the material has exceeded its renewal limit, is overdue, has been requested by another patron, or is needed on reserve

Overdue Notices and Bills

Overdue notices / bills are sent to the borrower’s e-mail address. If no email address is provided, notices will be mailed to the borrower's street address.

Since borrowers receive a "date due" slip upon checkout, the library is not obligated to send notice of an impending due date. Also, the assessment of replacement fees is not tied to when or whether the borrower receives an overdue notice via e-mail or regular mail.

Due dates can be check online using My Library Account.

Borrowers are responsible for replacing lost or damaged materials. When an item is 20 days overdue the borrower will be billed for the items replacement costs. If this is not paid within 30 days from the date billed the account is turned over to a collection agency for the amount owed, plus the agency fees. If the patron is a student or employee of Syracuse University, the account is turned over to the SU Library first and then, if necessary, to the collection agency.

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