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

Spring 2020 Returns & Renewals Information (Updated 7/6/20)

The Fordham University Libraries remains committed to providing Library services and resources to our faculty and students throughout this academic disruption.
See below for more information about end-of-semester returns and renewals for the Spring 2020 semester in light of the campus closures.

As of 3/23/20 all campus libraries are closed.

As of July 6, materials already borrowed from the Fordham Libraries now have a due date of at least August 25, 2020,  to account for the Covid-19 disruption to normal campus activities.

For more information: Fordham Library Services Update - Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

End-of-Semester Returns & Renewals for Spring 2020 - Updated 7/28/20

As the semester draws to a close, and University staff members continue to work from home, the Fordham Libraries have enacted the following measures:

  • As of July 6, all current materials checked out from the Fordham Libraries have been updated to a due date of August 25, 2020 for undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and adjunct users. This will be the final automatic extension of due dates the Library plans to offer.
  • As of May 1, all current materials checked out from the Fordham Libraries have been updated to a due date of Sept. 16, 2020 for full-time faculty, University administrators, and faculty emeritus users.
  • If you have questions about due dates or your library account, please email us at


The Libraries will open up renewals by August 17, as staff are expected to be working on site by that time. Students must be registered for courses for the Fall 2020 semester, and adjunct faculty must be teaching in the Fall 2020 semester, in order to renew library materials. In the meantime, we have updated due dates automatically one final time as a courtesy to our users (see above). Please contact to request renewals after August 17. 

Returns & Renewals FAQs - Updated 7/28/20

What about faculty? How do faculty return their library materials?
We are asking full-time faculty, University administrators, and faculty emeritus users to hold onto their library checkouts until the campuses reopen from the pandemic. We have automatically modified your checkout due dates to reflect Sept. 16, 2020, and we will send additional account information to you during the summer or the early fall.

I am graduating this semester, but I still have library books. Will that affect my graduation status?
Your graduation status will not be impacted by having library books checked out beyond May 15. If you did not take advantage of the UPS Returns program earlier this summer, you will need to mail or ship library materials on your own to one of the addresses listed below to clear your account. Failure to return your library checkouts by the end of the summer can result in a library hold being placed on your student account, preventing you from requesting official transcripts from the University until your library record is cleared.

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.

When I left campus/New York, I left behind Library books in my dorm/apartment/office/locker. What do I do?
You are not alone--many of us left behind our Library materials when vacating campus and/or New York in early March. We have so far worked with the University's plan for clearing out the dorms and/or allowing students, faculty and staff to return to campus throughout the summer to access those spaces, and many of the Libraries' materials have made their way home to the Libraries. If your checkouts were not among those, please contact the appropriate department to arrange for your access--Public Safety and/or Residential Life. The Libraries cannot grant access to the campuses for any individuals to return Library materials to the book return bins at Quinn and Walsh libraries.  

I am currently overseas. How can I return my library materials?
You can ship the library materials to the Libraries at your own cost. (Mailing addresses are listed above and on the previous tab.) 
Before shipping your materials internationally, please contact so we can determine if there are other options for your specific situation. 

When can I start renewing my checkouts again?
All current checkouts automatically have a new due date of at least August 25. The Libraries will open up renewals on August 17, as staff are expected to be working on site at that time. Please contact to request renewals after August 17.

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, 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   ♦   ♦