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Borrowing Books, Journals, Reserves

New users need to register with the Library in order to check out materials. Complete and submit the Registration Form to the Access Services Desk. Users are encouraged to do this early in the semester to avoid delays.

Books may be borrowed for up to three weeks and renewed once. Journals may be taken out for four hours only. Journals cannot be renewed. The latest editions of some core textbooks are kept on Reserve at Access Services and may be borrowed for two hours for use in the Library only. Likewise, Special Reserve materials are placed in Access Services by instructors for use by Downstate students only. Reserve items may not be taken out of the Library. Please check the catalog Serials List and e-Book List on the webpage for availability of electronic full-text of journals and books. Electronic resources are not subject to fines for late returns. Late returns of hard copy materials are subject to fines.


NOTE: Library transactions (borrowing and returning) must be concluded one-half hour prior to posted hours of closing.