Loan Periods

Item Type Loan Period Max # Items Overdue Fines Presumed Lost Fines Recall Fines
Book/Score 1/2 semester, 2 renewals No limit n/a Replacement cost 14 days after due date $1 per day, $10 max per item
Circulation Desk: Reserves 2 hours in library 1 $1 per hour, per item; $20 max Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Interlibrary loans Varies by lending library 15 $5 per day, per item; $50 max Replacement cost determined by lending library 14 days after due date $5 per day, $50 max per item
Laptop 6 hours in library 1 n/a Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Laptop cord, headset, desk supplies, calculator 6 hours in library no limit n/a Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Multimedia 7 days, 2 renewals 15 $1 per day, per item; $10 max Replacement cost 14 days after due date $5 per day, $20 max per item
Multimedia Services: Reserves / CORE 4 hours in library 1 $1 per hour, per item; $20 max Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Popular Reading 4 weeks, 2 renewals No limit n/a Replacement cost 14 days after due date $1 per day, $10 max per item
Special Permission Varies by request Varies by request $5 per hour, per item; $20 max Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Item Type Loan Period Max # Items Overdue Fines Presumed Lost Fines Recall Fines
Book/Score 1/2 semester, 8 renewals No limit n/a Replacement cost 14 days after due date n/a
Circulation Desk: Reserves 2 hours in library No limit n/a Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Interlibrary loans Varies by lending library No limit n/a Replacement cost determined by lending library 14 days after due date n/a
Laptop 6 hours in library No limit n/a Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Laptop cord, headset, desk supplies 6 hours in library No limit n/a Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Multimedia 7 days, 8 renewals No limit n/a Replacement cost 14 days after due date Account blocked until item is returned
Multimedia/CORE 7 days, 8 renewals No limit n/a Replacement cost 14 days after due date Account blocked until item is returned
Multimedia Services: Reserves 4 hours No limit n/a Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Popular Reading 4 weeks, 2 renewals No limit n/a Replacement cost 14 days after due date n/a
Special Permission Varies by request No limit n/a Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a

Alumni and Spouses and qualified domestic partners of employees may apply for an IC Affiliate library card.

Visiting lecturers/scholars, accompanists and any other temporary employees who are not given a college ID card may apply for an IC Affiliate library card with photo ID and proof of affiliation through their sponsoring department or the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Due to licensing and copyright restrictions, IC Affiliates do not have access to licensed library databases, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or Circulation Reserves. Alumni and Ithaca College Affiliate borrowers should request ILL items through their public library.

Item Type Loan Period Max # Items Overdue Fines Presumed Lost Fines Recall Fines
Book/Score 1/2 semester / no renewal * $1 per day, per item; $10 max Replacement cost 14 days after due date $5 per day, $20 max per item
Multimedia 7 days / no renewal * $1 per day, per item; $10 max Replacement cost 14 days after due date $5 per day, $20 max per item
Multimedia Services: Reserves / CORE 4 hours in library 1 * $1 per hour, per item; $20 max Replacement cost 1 day after due date n/a
Popular Reading 4 weeks / no renewal * $1 per day, per item; $10 max Replacement cost 14 days after due date $5 per day, up to $20 per item

* affiliates may borrow up to 15 items at a time

Contact Us

Access Services Manager
(607) 274-1689
Multimedia Services Manager
(607) 274-3880

Circulation Policy

Library patrons will be asked to present their Ithaca College ID in order to borrow materials from our collections.

Due Dates

Patrons are responsible for renewing or returning items on or before their due dates. Library users can access their accounts via the LOGIN option in the library web page header.

The Library no longer charges students overdue fines for IC Library-owned books, scores, and laptops as of January 1, 2014. Overdue fines may apply for other items.

Students may now renew IC Library-owned books, scores, and multimedia items twice.

Courtesy notices are sent 1 week prior to the due date for books and scores and 1 day prior to the due date for multimedia. They are sent to your IC email account. Renewals may be requested at that time by clicking the link in the e-mail notice. Overdue notices are sent 1 day after an item is due. Non-receipt of a notice is not cause for waiving fines or fees. Three subsequent notices will be sent before an item is "presumed lost."

Overdue/Lost Items

Once items reach the Presumed Lost status, replacement/overdue fees accrue on the borrower's account. Patrons will be charged the actual cost of the item or a standard replacement charge for irreplaceable materials. Lost or overdue items remain the property of the Ithaca College Library and must be returned if located.

Replacement cost:

  • Book/Score: $65
  • Audio: $40
  • Visual: $100

Damaged Items

Patrons must notify the Circulation Desk or Multimedia Services when returning items that are damaged or missing parts. Obvious physical damage to an item that occurred while it was checked out may result in the patron being charged a fee to repair or replace the item. Instances of deliberate damage may be referred to Judicial Affairs. A $1.00 processing fee will be charged for multimedia materials returned without the original case.

Fines and Fees

Fines/fees may be paid by check, money order, or ID Express at the Circulation Desk, or in cash at the Cashiering window located at 328 Campus Center. Student accounts that accrue two hundred dollars in fines/fees will be blocked until the fees are paid or items returned. All charges not paid within 30 days will be forwarded to other Ithaca College offices for collection. Student accounts will be sent to the Office of Student Financial Services for collection. Employee and IC Affiliate accounts will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Services; there will be a ten dollar processing fee for items forwarded to Financial Services. All charges are non-refundable once they have been transferred from the Library account.

Recalls

Books and scores may be recalled by students, faculty or staff at any time. Recalled books and scores are due back in 3 weeks, or on the original due date, whichever occurs first. Multimedia materials may also be recalled, but the due date will not be adjusted due to the short loan periods. Items recalled by the Library for reserve use are due in 7 days, or on the original due date, whichever occurs first.

Special Permissions

Individual journal issues do not circulate. Reference books, bound periodicals, and other non-circulating materials may be borrowed with special permission from the Research Help Desk or Music Center.