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How To Use The Library: Circulation

How to use the library, policies, and accessing your library account.

Circulation Policies

Patron Access

All students, staff, and faculty of American Academy of Art have access to the library and are granted borrowing privileges. An Irving Shapiro Library card must be presented to borrow materials.

Loan Periods

  Students Faculty & Staff
Books (Regular Collection) 2 weeks. May be renewed twice. 4 weeks. May be renewed twice.
Popular Reading Books 4 weeks. May be renewed twice. 4 weeks. May be renewed twice.
Reference Books In-library use only Overnight. Due next day.
Textbooks & Periodicals In-library use only Overnight. Due next day.
Stock Books 2 weeks. May be renewed twice. 4 weeks. May be renewed twice.
Equipment (flash drives) Overnight. Due next day. Cannot check out on Thursdays. Overnight. Due next day. Cannot check out on Thursdays.

Overdue Fines
Overdue fines are $0.10 per day per item, except for equipment/flash drives, which is $0.50 per day per item. Overdue fines are not to exceed the cost of the item.

Any documents left on a flash drive will be deleted before check-in is completed.

For lost or damaged items, the fee will be the replacement cost of the item. A $10.00 processing fee will be applied to each item that has to be reordered.

Library fines must be paid in full at the end of each semester. Failure to do so will result in suspension of library privileges and schedules or transcripts held.

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