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The Circulation Department maintains the circulating book collection and the reserve material. Loans of both of these are made at the circulation desk. All borrowers must have a valid identification card in order to check out materials from the circulation desk.

Borrowing privileges are extended to:

  • Registered Old Westbury students with a valid identification card
  • Old Westbury alumni with a current Alumni Association card
  • Current Old Westbury faculty and staff
  • Retired Old Westbury faculty
  • Holders of valid identification cards from Empire State College and other SUNY institutions
  • Anyone with a valid referral from the LILRC Research Loan Program


  • A maximum of 20 books can be signed out per patron (except for Old Westbury faculty)
  • Patrons from other SUNY institutions or the Research Loan Program are limited to a maximum of 5 books
  • Loan period is 28 days (except for Old Westbury faculty)
  • One reserve item at a time may be used in the library for a maximum of 3 hours per sign-out


  • Any book not requested by another patron may be renewed up to 3 times
  • Non-overdue books may be renewed by phone
  • A renewed book is subject to immediate recall

Overdue Fines

  • Twenty cents ($0.20) per book per day up to a maximum of $20.00 per book
  • No grace period
  • One dollar ($1.00) per hour, or part thereof, beyond the maximum loan period of 3 hours for Reserve material


  • For a lost or damaged book: cost of replacement plus a $10 processing fee
  • For a lost or damaged periodical: current replacement cost

Loss of privileges

  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if more than 5 books are overdue
  • A restriction will be placed on student records prior to pre-registration when there are suspended privileges or unpaid debts

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