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Access Services & Borrowing Privileges: Borrowing at Fordham

Borrowing Privileges by Patron Profile

General Collections
Full-time faculty - academic year (books due the Friday before University Commencement)
Part-time adjunct faculty - semester (books due the last day of scheduled classes)

Audio/Visual Materials
CDs, DVDs and VHS cassettes: 5 days
Books with CD-ROMs (available in Walsh Library EIC): 28 days

Reserve Materials
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Walsh Library EIC): 4 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Quinn Library A/V Room): 2 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available at Fordham Westchester Library Circulation Desk): 2 hours
Books on Reserve at all campus libraries: 2 hours

Fordham Dissertations (print collection)
Fordham Dissertations in print (available in Walsh Library, Ground Floor): 7 days

General Collections
University administrators - academic year (books due the Friday before University Commencement)
University staff members - 28 days

Audio/Visual Materials
CDs, DVDs and VHS cassettes: 5 days
Books with CD-ROMs (available in Walsh Library EIC): 28 days

Reserve Materials
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Walsh Library EIC): 4 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Quinn Library A/V Room): 2 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available at Fordham Westchester Library Circulation Desk): 2 hours
Books on Reserve at all campus libraries: 2 hours

Fordham Dissertations (print collection)
Fordham Dissertations in print (available in Walsh Library, Ground Floor): 7 days

General Collections
Doctoral students - semester (books due after exams conclude)
Graduate students - semester (books due after exams conclude)

Audio/Visual Materials
CDs, DVDs and VHS cassettes: 5 days
Books with CD-ROMs (available in Walsh Library EIC): 28 days

Reserve Materials
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Walsh Library EIC): 4 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Quinn Library A/V Room): 2 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available at Fordham Westchester Library Circulation Desk): 2 hours
Books on Reserve at all campus libraries: 2 hours

Fordham Dissertations (print collection)
Fordham Dissertations in print (available in Walsh Library, Ground Floor): 7 days

General Collections
Undergraduate students - 28 days

Audio/Visual Materials
CDs, DVDs and VHS cassettes: 5 days
Books with CD-ROMs (available in Walsh Library EIC): 28 days

Reserve Materials
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Walsh Library EIC): 4 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Quinn Library A/V Room): 2 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available at Fordham Westchester Library Circulation Desk): 2 hours
Books on Reserve at all campus libraries: 2 hours

Fordham Dissertations (print collection)
Fordham Dissertations in print (available in Walsh Library, Ground Floor): 7 days

General Collections
Alumni - 28 days
(Note: Alumni borrowing privileges must be purchased for an annual fee of $100.)

Audio/Visual Materials
CDs, DVDs and VHS cassettes: 5 days
Books with CD-ROMs (available in Walsh Library EIC): 28 days

Reserve Materials
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Walsh Library EIC): 4 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available in Quinn Library A/V Room): 2 hours
DVDs and VHS cassettes (available at Fordham Westchester Library Circulation Desk): 2 hours
Books on Reserve at all campus libraries: 2 hours

Fordham Dissertations (print collection)
Fordham Dissertations in print (available in Walsh Library, Ground Floor): 7 days

Graduate Assistants or other authorized users can obtain direct borrowing privileges on the account of the faculty member or administrator for whom they are working on a semester or an academic year basis.

Please obtain and submit to the Circulation Desk at any campus library written permission on department letterhead from the person granting borrowing privileges, and please specify the start and end dates for this arrangement.

Since library accounts are private, library staff cannot checkout materials on another user's account without written permission!

Faculty members and administrators granting privileges to their graduate assistants are reminded to check their accounts frequently to ensure accuracy since they are responsible for any materials on their accounts at the end of the academic year.

Visiting, Teaching, and Research Fellows receiving appointments at the University have the equivalent of faculty borrowing privileges during their stay at Fordham.

To have a Fordham library account created, please complete the Visitor Form for Fellows and submit it to the Circulation Desk at your campus library. Please have your Guest Fordham ID card with you (or a valid photo ID), along with your appointment letter on University letterhead.

Note: If the assignment of a study carrel at the Walsh Library is included in your appointment letter, please visit the Administration Office (Room 219) during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday).

Spouses of current faculty members and administrators of Fordham University are eligible for privileges at the University Libraries.

To have a faculty spouse account created, please complete the Faculty Spouse Form and visit the Circulation Desk at any campus library with a valid photo ID. The current Fordham faculty member or administrator must be present at the time of account creation.

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Did You Know?

Self-check kiosks are available for your convenience whenever the Libraries are open!

Quinn Library Kiosk: Across from the Circulation Desk.

Walsh Library Kiosk: Inside the Scan/Copy Room.
Photo courtesy of Fordham University Libraries

Questions?

Questions about your library account?

Contact your campus library Circulation Desk:

  • via e-mail: univlib@fordham.edu
  • by calling:
    • RH: 718-817-5109
    • LC: 212-636-6062
    • FW: 914-367-3060
  • by visiting the Circulation Desk in person

Note: Library notices regarding due dates, recalls, hold pickups, fines, overdues, and checkout receipts will be sent to your Fordham email account.

Additional Services & Borrowing Information for All Patrons

Loans can be renewed up to three times if no one else has requested the book. All loans are subject to recall after 14 days.

Please note: In order to renew materials at the end of the semester, students must be registered for courses and adjunct faculty must have a teaching assignment at the University for a subsequent semester.

Renew on or before the due date by:

  • logging into My Account
  • sending an email to univlib@fordham.edu
  • visiting any campus library Circulation Desk in person
  • calling:
    • RH: 718-817-5109
    • LC: 212-636-6062
    • FW: 914-367-3060

A/V and EIC materials cannot be renewed.

Books checked out from the Library can be recalled after 14 days if another copy is not available at the Fordham Libraries. Recalls can be processed by:

  • sending an email to univlib@fordham.edu, providing the title, author and call number of the item being recalled, and the campus pickup library
  • visiting any campus library Circulation Desk in person
  • calling:
    • RH: 718-817-5109
    • LC: 212-636-6062
    • FW: 914-367-3060

Recall notices are sent directly to your Fordham e-mail account and indicate the adjusted due date for the recalled book. Items returned after the adjusted due date are subject to a recall overdue fine of $0.10 per day. The patron requesting the recall will be notified via e-mail as soon as the item has been returned.

Please note: Recalled items can be returned to any of the three campus libraries in order to fulfill the recall request.

While every effort is made by the Fordham Libraries to retrieve recalled items, patrons may want to explore alternative options since we cannot guarantee the timely return of the materials. In time-sensitive situations, please consider requesting the items from a library outside Fordham University through our Interlibrary Loan service or by taking advantage of our access agreements with other library systems for on-site use of their materials.

Patrons with active library accounts may place holds on library materials--either to be transferred between Fordham's libraries or for convenient pickup at the owning campus library. These requests can be made by:

  • using the "Place Hold" function in the Fordham Library Catalog
  • sending an email to univlib@fordham.edu, providing the title, author and call number of the item being requested, and the desired campus pickup library
  • visiting any campus library Circulation Desk in person
  • calling:
    • RH: 718-817-5109
    • LC: 212-636-6062
    • FW: 914-367-3060

If the item is on the shelf at the other library, every effort will be made to deliver it in 1-2 business days. A notification email will be sent to your Fordham email account when the item is available for pickup at your home library.

Items will remain on hold for 5 business days. Please contact the pickup library by e-mail (univlib@fordham.edu) or at one of the phone numbers above to make alternate arrangements if you are unable to retrieve your requested hold within 5 days.

You also may visit any campus library to borrow the item directly using your valid Fordham ID.

The Document Delivery service allows current faculty and students to obtain email delivery of journal articles not available electronically through Fordham's databases and e-journals but which are available in print in the library. Items available in our electronic holdings will not be sent.

Document Delivery requests must meet copyright guidelines in order to be processed, and we attempt to fill all requests in the order they are received. If resources are stretched, we reserve the right to limit the number of requests per user to 5 articles each business day (Monday-Friday).

In order to comply with the guidelines set forth in Title 17 of the U.S. Code governing copyright and fair use, the Fordham University Libraries may not reproduce and distribute electronically selections from books located in Reserve Collections or the General Stacks at the campus libraries. Patrons are encouraged to borrow books via established circulation policies from the Reserve and Circulation Desks, or by placing holds through the Library Catalog.

Please complete all fields in this online Document Delivery Request Form to submit your request.

Books in general collections:  $0.10 per day
Overdue recall:  $0.10 per day after adjusted recall due date
Reserve books: $5.00 per day
Reserve Audio/Visual Materials: $5.00 per day, per disc/cassette tape
Non-Reserve Audio/Visual Materials: $1.00 per day, per disc/cassette tape
Fordham Dissertations (print): $5.00 per day

The Fordham University Libraries assess a replacement fee for any borrowed item that is lost or badly damaged from the collection. The following replacement fee schedule applies to all circulating items in the collection:

Books: $75.00
DVDs: $55.00
VHS cassette tapes: $55.00
Audio CDs: $45.00
CD-ROMs: $250.00
Replacement fees may be paid at any Circulation Desk; cash or check made payable to "Fordham University Libraries" are accepted. Checks must include address and phone number.

In lieu of paying a separate replacement fee, patrons are allowed to replace a lost item with a new copy. Replacement copies must be:

  • in new, or like new, condition
  • the same edition and format as the original lost item
  • without markings, underlining, highlighting, other forms of marginalia, or dog-eared pages

Please note that ex-library copies are not acceptable as replacements for lost Fordham items. Under certain circumstances, a newer edition of a lost item may be accepted with library staff approval in advance.

The Fordham University Libraries are under no obligation to accept a replacement copy that does not meet the Libraries' standards. Replacement copies not deemed acceptable will be refused and returned after review, and patrons will remain responsible for the replacement fees on their library accounts.

Replacement copies may be sent directly to any of the addresses listed below. Please include your name, email, and, if possible, phone number on any shipments to the Libraries.

  • Fordham University, Walsh Library, Circ Dept., 441 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10458
  • Fordham University, Quinn Library, Circ Dept., 140 W. 62nd St., New York, NY 10023
  • Fordham University, Westchester Library, Circ Dept., 400 Westchester Ave., West Harrison, NY 10604

Books with a publication date of 1999 or earlier with a home library of Lincoln Center will remain in the old Quinn compact shelving area, now called QuinnX.

To obtain needed materials from QuinnX, place holds on the items in the Fordham Library Catalog or see a library staff member for assistance.

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Study Zones Available!

Study Zones at the Quinn and Walsh libraries are available throughout the academic year!

*24-Hour Study Zone during Mid-Terms and Finals!*


Image credit: student library on Flickr by Aris Gionis

Quinn Library
Early Morning Study Zone: 6 a.m. - 8 a.m., Monday to Friday
Late Night Study Zone: 11 p.m. - 2 a.m., Sunday to Thursday

Walsh Library
Early Morning Study Zone: 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. - Noon, Sunday
Late Night Study Zone: Midnight - 2 a.m., Sunday to Thursday

During Study Zone Hours, only currently enrolled Fordham students, faculty and University staff members are granted access to the Libraries.

Circulation & Reserve Departments

Circulation & Reserve Departments
Fordham University Libraries


Walsh Library  ♦  Rose Hill Campus  ♦  718-817-5109  ♦  718-817-3578
Quinn Library  ♦  Lincoln Center Campus  ♦  212-636-6062  ♦  212-636-6061
Fordham Westchester Library  ♦  Fordham Westchester Campus  ♦  914-367-3060  ♦  914-367-3061

univlib@fordham.edu   ♦   intercampus@fordham.edu   ♦   libraryreserve@fordham.edu