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Access Services & Borrowing Privileges: Fall 2020 Returns & Renewals Information

Fall 2020 Returns & Renewals Information - Updated 11/20/20

The Fordham University Libraries remains committed to providing Library services and resources to our faculty and students throughout this academic year.
More information about end-of-semester returns and renewals for the Fall 2020 semester is provided below.

During the week of November 16, 2020, materials already borrowed from the Fordham Libraries will be updated to have a due date of February 12, 2021, for current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as adjunct instructors. Due dates for faculty, administrators and faculty emeriti will remain unchanged from their current May 21, 2021, due dates. Additional details are below.
 

For more information about current Library services: Fordham Libraries Forward

End-of-Semester Returns & Renewals for Spring 2021 - Updated 11/20/20

As the semester draws to a close, and students are completing their courses remotely, the Fordham Libraries have enacted the following measures:

  • As of November 16, all current circulating materials checked out from the Fordham Libraries have been updated to a due date of February 12, 2021 for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and adjunct users. 
  • For full-time faculty, University administrators, and faculty emeriti users, all current circulating materials checked out from the Fordham Libraries have maintained the due date of May 21, 2021.
  • Recalls--when the Library asks you to return a book so someone else may use it--are suspended until the start of the Spring 2021 semester, with the sole exception of books needed for Course Reserves for the spring.
  • If you have questions about due dates or your library account, please email us at univlib@fordham.edu.

Renewals

The Libraries expect to open renewals by February 1, 2021, to coincide with the expected start of the Spring 2021 semester. Students must be registered for courses for the Spring 2021 semester, and adjunct faculty must be teaching in the Spring 2021 semester, in order to renew library materials.

Please contact univlib@fordham.edu to request renewals after February 1. 


Recalls

While recalls are suspended until the start of the Spring 2021 semester, the Libraries may contact you to return a book that is needed for Course Reserves for the spring semester. We will make every effort to avoid recalls, but if we cannot obtain an electronic copy and/or do not have an available print copy to fulfill the Course Reserves request, we will contact you to return the book within a week's time. Recall notices will be sent to your Fordham email account; please do not ignore them. As well, recalled books that are not returned will accrue overdue fines, even if you have left campus already. 

Please contact univlib@fordham.edu if you have questions about recalls. 

Returns & Renewals FAQ - Updated 11/20/20

When and where can I return my checkouts?
The campus libraries at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center expect to operate, and be available for students, through final exams this semester. However, we know that not all students will have access to campus following the Thanksgiving Break, and we hope to allay any concerns you might have about returning your library checkouts before the Winter Recess.

Starting November 16, all current checkouts with a due date between November 16 and December 21 will be extended automatically to a new due date of February 12, 2021. You need not do anything to receive this courtesy extension.

To return you checkouts, either prior to leaving campus for the Thanksgiving Break or before the Winter Recess, simply drop materials in the book bins located outside your campus library. For specific library hours, please visit www.fordham.edu/library

When can I start renewing my checkouts again?
The Libraries expect to open renewals on February 1, 2021. Upon returning for the Spring 2021 semester in early February, students either may return their current fall checkouts to their campus library, or they may request additional renewals as long as they are registered for Spring 2021 courses. Library privileges will not be extended beyond February 12 if students are not registered for the Spring 2021 semester, and all checkouts will need to be returned to the Libraries at that time.

What about faculty? How do faculty return their library materials?
Full-time faculty, University administrators, and faculty emeriti will maintain their usual academic year due dates, currently set as May 21, 2021. If faculty, University administrators, or faculty emeriti have DVDs, other audio-visual materials, or a book that has been recalled, they should return them by the shortened due date listed in the library notice. Faculty who wish to return their books prior to leaving campus for the Thanksgiving Break may do so by utilizing the book bins located outside their campus library. For specific library hours, please visit www.fordham.edu/library

I am graduating this semester, but I still have library books. Will that affect my graduation status?
If you are graduating from the University this December, then your library privileges and the ability to checkout materials will expire on December 21. Although we will extend your due dates to February 12, all borrowed library materials will need to be returned on or before February 12, 2021, in order to clear your library account. Renewals beyond that extended due date will not be possible for students who have graduated in December.

While your graduation status will not be impacted negatively by your library record, failure to return your library checkouts on or before February 12, 2021, will result in a library hold being placed on your student account. A hold on your account prevents you from requesting official transcripts from the University until your record is cleared. Lost-replacement fees also will be assessed on your account for any items not returned on or before February 12, 2021. 

To return books by mail, please ship packages at your own cost to either address: 

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
Note: Books borrowed from the Walsh, Quinn or Fordham Westchester libraries can be returned to either of the library addresses listed above.

I received an email notice that says a book I borrowed has been "recalled" and needs to be returned immediately. Aren't my library materials all due on February 12 now?
While recalls--when the Library asks you to return a book so someone else may use it--are suspended until the start of the spring semester, the Libraries may contact you to return a book that is needed for Course Reserves for the spring. You will be expected to ship the recalled item(s) to the Libraries at your own cost to either of the library addresses listed above by the shortened due date listed in the recall email notice. Recalled books that are not returned will accrue overdue fines even if you have left campus already. 
 

I am currently overseas. How can I return my library materials?
You can ship the library materials to the Libraries at your own cost to either of the library addresses listed above.
 Before shipping your materials internationally, please contact univlib@fordham.edu so we can determine if there are other options for your specific situation. 

What do I do if I have materials checked out from the Law Library?
Please visit Library Services During Covid-19 on the Maloney Law Library's web page for details.  

I have a question you have not addressed here. Whom do I contact?
Please email us at univlib@fordham.edu, and we will be happy to answer your question. 

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