About the Library

Borrowing Privileges

  • Graduate School Students
    • Maximum number of items out: 25
    • Loan period for adult materials: 14 days
    • Loan period for juvenile materials: 28 days
    • Maximum amount of unpaid fines: $50.00
    • Maximum number of books on reserve: 2
    • Length of card: 1 year
    • Maximum number of audio-visual materials: 5
    • Maximum number of books on the same topic: 5
    • Copies of the same book: 3 juvenile, and 1 adult
    • Full access to databases and eBooks from home

    Reserve Copies

    Reserve items can be borrowed for three hours. If no requests or holds have been placed, reserve items can be checked out for a further three hours. Please ask at the Circulation Desk.

    Fines

    Please note that there is a three day grace period before fines accrue. Fines do not accrue over the winter break.

  • Alumni
    • Maximum number of items out: 25
    • Loan period for adult materials: 14 days
    • Loan period for juvenile materials: 28 days
    • Maximum amount of unpaid fines: $50.00
    • Maximum number of books on reserve: N/A
    • Length of card: 1 year
    • Maximum number of audio-visual materials: 5
    • Maximum number of books on the same topic: 5
    • Copies of the same book: 1
    • No access to databases or eBooks from home

    Alumni Library Card

    To obtain an alumni library card, come to the circulation desk with your old student ID and any document verifying your current address.

    Fines

    Please note that there is a three day grace period before fines accrue. Fines do not accrue over the winter break.

  • Parents
    • Maximum number of items out: 25
    • Loan period for adult materials: 14 days
    • Loan period for juvenile materials: 28 days
    • Maximum amount of unpaid fines: $50.00
    • Maximum number of books on reserve: N/A
    • Length of card: 1 year
    • Maximum number of audio-visual materials: 5
    • Maximum number of books on the same topic: 5
    • Copies of the same book: 1
    • No access to databases or eBooks from home

    Fines

    Please note that there is a three day grace period before fines accrue. Fines do not accrue over the winter break.

  • School for Children Students
    • Maximum number of items out: 10
    • Loan period for adult materials: N/A
    • Loan period for juvenile materials: 28 days
    • Maximum amount of unpaid fines: $50
    • Maximum number of books on reserve: N/A
    • Length of card: 1 year
    • Maximum number of audio-visual materials: 0
    • Maximum number of books on the same topic: 3
    • Copies of the same book: 1

    Fines

    School for Children students do not pay fines for overdue books. Fines are only for lost books. Please email Children’s Librarian Kharissa Kenner at kkenner@bankstreet.edu before buying a replacement copy.

  • Library Associates
    • Maximum number of items out: 15
    • Loan period for adult materials: 14 days
    • Loan period for juvenile materials: 28 days
    • Maximum amount of unpaid fines: $25.00
    • Maximum number of books on reserve: N/A
    • Length of card: 4 months
    • Maximum number of audio-visual materials: 5
    • Maximum number of books on the same topic: 5
    • Copies of the same book: 1
    • No access to databases from home
    • The fee for a four-month Library Associates card is $75.00

    Library Associates Card

    To obtain a Library Associates card, come to the circulation desk with a photo ID and any document verifying your current address.

    Fines

    Please note that there is a three day grace period before fines accrue. Fines do not accrue over the winter break.