Circulation & Reserve Services

In order to borrow books or reserve material, the borrower must have a valid CUNY ID or a valid driver's license.
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Book Loan

Available to:

  • Current York students, faculty and staff
  • Current CUNY students, faculty and staff
  • York Alumni (with valid ID and valid YC Alumni Association card)
  • CUNY retirees (with valid retiree ID card)
  • Students attending the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College (QHSSYC)
  • Students attending the York Early College Academy (YECA) who have completed the 8th grade
  • Prelude to Success Program students
  • York College Honors Program students

Loan period:

  • York College students - four (4) weeks
  • York College faculty - sixteen (16) weeks
  • York College Honors Program students - sixteen (16) weeks*
  • York College staff - six (6) weeks
  • York College adjunct faculty - six (6) weeks
  • CUNY students - four (4) weeks
  • CUNY Doctoral students - eight (8) weeks
  • York College Alumni (with valid ID and valid York Alumni Association card) - three (3) weeks
  • QHSSYC students - three (3) weeks
  • Eligible YECA students - three (3) weeks
  • Prelude to Success Program students - three (3) weeks
  • CUNY faculty - eight (8) weeks
  • CUNY staff - four (4) weeks

All categories can renew once

* Home library only. Does not apply to other CUNY libraries. You must inform York circulation staff that you are Honors Program student when checking out books.

Loan limit:

  • Seven (7) items per person

Overdue charge:

  • $.25 per item per day
  • $20 maximum

Lost book fines:

  • $25 processing fee per item
  • Price in Books In Print or from other authoritative source
  • $25 per item for out-of-print items

Note: All fines are paid in the Bursar's Office (AC-1H01). Failure to pay fines may result in a block in your records. As per the uniform fines policy set by the Board of Trustees, all faculty and staff are also responsible for overdue and/or lost book charges. When you borrow materials from other libraries (whether through CLICS or ILL), circulation and overdue fines and/or lost book fees of the lending library apply, including for faculty and staff.

Reserve

  • Most items are searchable through CUNY+
  • Loan period: two (2) hours
  • Overdue charge: $6.00 per hour

DVDs

  • Loan limit: two (2) tapes/DVDs per person
  • Loan period: seven (7) days
  • Overdue charge: $2.00 per day

Music CDs

  • Loan limit: two (2) CDs per person
  • Loan period: seven (7) days
  • Overdue charge: $.25 per day

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Laptop Computers

The York College Library has a limited supply of laptop computers that may be borrowed from the Circulation/Reserve Desk for use in the library.

    To borrow a laptop at York College Library, you must:

    • Be a current York College Student with no blocks on your record.
    • Have a current, validated York College Student ID.
    • Know your Cunyfirst ID.
    • Read, understand and sign the Liability Agreement Form for
      2-Hour Loan.

    Loan period:

    • Loan period: Two (2) hours and may only be renewed once by discretion of a Circulation/ Reserve Desk staff.

    Loan limit:

    • Students may not reserve a laptop for a specific time.
    • Students may borrow only one laptop at a time.
    • Laptops must be returned to the Circulation/ Reserve Desk and checked in with a library staff member who will verify that the computer is in working order before the borrower leaves the desk. You must allow at least 15 minutes for this verification before you leave.
    • Laptops may be borrowed up to 1 hour before closing, but must be returned before the library closes.
    • All laptops must be returned 30 minutes before the library closes.
    • No programs, documents, etc., may be left on the computer. Everything, except for the preloaded programs, will be deleted when the machine is returned.

    Overdue charge:

    • Overdue charge: $15 per hour and $0.25 per minute to a maximum fine of $1,200.

    Lost/ damaged laptop fines:

    • Borrowers are responsible for the computer. If a laptop is lost or stolen, the student is responsible for the replacement cost of $1,200.00. If a laptop is damaged, the borrower is responsible for the cost of the repairs.

      For more information please see Cuny-wide Policies and Revised University Tuition and Fee Manual

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