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Main Library Circulation Desk

The Main Library Circulation desk is staffed all hours the library is open.  This desk is the service point for:

  • Checking out and returning books
  • Checking out and returning computer equipment
  • Checking out and returning Kindles
  • Updating patron circulation records and authorizing Vassar ID cards.
  • Renewal problems (you may self-renew books using your Library Account)
  • Picking up holds and recalls, including Connect NY and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) orders
  • Paying bills and fines (exact change only) 
  • Inquiring about borrowing privileges
  • Applying for a senior carrel or locker (Main and Art)
  • Lost and found items

Course Reserves

The Main Library Circulation Desk is where you can 

  • Check out and return all books and films that are in the Course Reserves collection
  • For more information about items Course Reserves, see the Course Reserves webpage.  

Art Library Circulation Desk

The Art Library Circulation desk is staffed Monday-Thursday 8:30am-9:00pm and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.  Items can circulate from the Main Library Circulation desk when the Art Library Circulation desk is closed. 

Music Library Circulation Desk

The Music Library Circulation desk is staffed all hours the Music Library is open. For more information about Music Library circulation services, view the Music Library Services and Policy pages.