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Circulation

Phone: 845 437-5760 E-mail: circulation@vassar.edu

Loan Periods and Policies

Limits On Number Of Items That Can Be Borrowed

Students
Faculty, Staff, Administrators,
Trustees, Language Fellows,  Emeriti
Faculty/
Stud
ent Assistants
Faculty/
Administrator Spouse
Guest Borrowers (Special Borrowers, Alums),
Faculty/Staff Children
Summer Programs
Participants

100

250 100 100 30 10

 

 

Loan Periods By Type of Material and Borrower

 

Material Type
 
Students
 
 
Seniors
Faculty, Staff, Administrators,
Trustees, Language Fellows,  Emeriti
Faculty
Assistants
Faculty/
Administrator Spouse
Special Borrowers, Alums,
Faculty/Staff Children

Summer Programs
Participants
Circulating Books and Scores 30 days
1 renewal 

Semester loan

1 renewal

1 year fixed due date in June

6 Renewals 
1 year
Fixed due date at end of May. 1 renewal

1 year

Fixed due date at beginning of June

1 renewal

30 days
1 renewal
2 weeks
Unlimited renewals while card is valid
Browsing Books 3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
1 renewal

3 weeks
1 renewal

3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
 
3 weeks
1 renewal 

Bio Feedback, Chromebooks, DVD Drives, General Equipment

4 hours

1 renewal

4 hours

1 renewal

4 hours

1 renewal

Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating
Kindles 3 weeks
1 renewal
3 weeks
1 renewal

3 weeks
1 renewal

Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating
Reference/
Special Collections
In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only
Periodicals In-house use only In-house use only 2 weeks In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only In-house use only
Circulating & Reference LPs, cassettes, Reference CDs, & CDs  

1 week

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewals

1 week

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

Videos and
DVDs

(not on reserve)

3 days

1 renewal

3 days

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

3 days

1 renewal

1 week

1 renewal

1 day 1 day
Room Keys In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. In house use only. Must be returned before closing on day checked out. Non-Circulating Non-Circulating
* Books taken out in fall can be renewed for spring semester. 


See  Main Library Course Reserves  for loan periods for reserve materials and computer equipment.   

See  Music Library Reserves  for loan periods for reserve materials and computer equipment.   

See Interlibrary Loan for Interlibrary Loan borrowing policies.