Circulation Policies

Circulation Policies

Library patrons will be asked to present their Ithaca College ID in order to borrow materials from our collections.

Due Dates

Library materials may be returned to the bins outside the library. Returned materials are quarantined for five days, during which time the item will still appear checked out in your account. Don’t worry—you won’t be fined during the quarantine period.

Patrons are responsible for renewing or returning items on or before their due dates. Please refer to our list of loan periods.

Courtesy notices are sent 8 days prior to the due date for books and scores. All library notices are sent to IC email accounts.

Overdue/Lost Items

Patrons are billed the original purchase cost of the item after fourteen days overdue. When the cost is not available, the following charges apply:

  • Book or score: $65
  • Multimedia item: $45
  • Popular reading or audio book: $25

A $1.00 processing fee will be charged for multimedia materials returned without the original case.

Damaged Items

Patrons must notify library staff when returning items that are damaged or missing parts. Physical damage to an item that occurred while it was checked out may result in the patron being charged a fee to repair or replace the item.

Fines and Fees

Fines and fees may be paid at the library by:

  • Check, ID Express
  • Credit card during business hours
  • Cash using the ID Express machine located on the main floor of the library

Off-campus students may request that we bill their account through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Accounts that accrue $200 or more in fines/fees will be blocked until the fees are paid, items returned, or charges transferred to the appropriate campus office. Charges not paid within thirty days will be forwarded to:

  • The Office of Student Financial Services, for student fines or fees
  • The Office of Financial Services for employees or affiliates. A ten-dollar processing fee applies

Charges are non-refundable once transferred.

Curbside Pickup

Students, faculty and staff may request that a circulating item be retrieved from the collection delivered to them in the parking area on the north side of the library. Sign in to your library account, search for the item, and choose "request."

Proxy Patrons

Faculty and staff members may designate a proxy patron to check out library materials on their behalf.

Contact Us

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Access Services Manager
(607) 274-1689
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Multimedia Resources Manager
(607) 274-3880