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Circulation Policies

Become a Community Borrower

The public is welcome to enter and use the Library, its facilities and many of its resources. Furthermore, borrowing privileges are extended to the public and alumni.

In order to borrow books one must present a Special Patron Card at check out. This card may be obtained, free of charge, by filling out a special patron application and presenting two forms of identification, one of which must be a picture ID. In addition, a parent or guardian must sign the application for patrons under the age of 18. The card will be issued immediately to the patron. A special patron card must be presented for any circulation transaction.

Borrowing Privileges

Community borrower privileges include the ability to borrow up to 10 books at a time.

Material Type Loan Period Renewals
Books 21 days 1 renewal*
Teaching Materials
Leisure Reading Books


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


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.

Interlibrary loan privileges are not extended to special patrons.


Items may be renewed 3 ways:

  1. Online via My Library Account
  2. Over the phone by calling 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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