are currently enrolled and financially cleared, faculty who are
currently teaching, and L.I.U. employees may borrow from the Brooklyn
Campus Library. L.I.U. Alumni may also borrow with their Alumni
card. Students from schools participating in the Academic
Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB) consortium also have borrowing privileges.
a LIU Barcode/Registering your card
In order to
borrow books, you must first register your LIUCard and get a library
barcode at the Circulation Desk, 5th floor LLC. If you are a student,
you must be currently enrolled and cleared with the bursar in order
to register your card. You will need to provide both your current
and permanent addresses and phone numbers, in case the Circulation
staff ever needs to contact you. It is your responsibility to update
your address with circulation if it ever changes. Changing your
address with the Registrar/Bursar does not change it in the library’s
who are not currently cleared with the bursar but are attending
classes must bring to the library a bill from the bursar which has
been stamped “cleared” or “temporarily cleared” for the current
semester. You will need to present this bill EVERY TIME you wish
to check out titles until the bursar clears your account. Please
keep in mind that even after clearing your account it can take up
to two weeks for the bursar’s system to be updated. You will need
to continue to show your stamped and dated bill until then for library
If you are a
student who is not currently taking classes, but need access to
the library because you are finishing an incomplete, working on
a thesis, or any other school-related reason, ask for a “Request
For Library Privileges” form at the Circulation Desk. Part of this
form must be filled out and signed by your department head or faculty
must obtain an Alumni Association Card from the Alumni office and
register it at the Circulation Desk. You will need to present a
valid State ID or Driver’s License in addition to your Alumni Card
when checking out titles.
ALB schools must obtain an ALB card from their school’s library
each semester and have a valid I.D. from their school in order to
check out books from L.I.U.
library card cannot be used at the library by anyone else. Do not
give your card to anyone else to use. If your card is lost or stolen,
report it to Circulation immediately so that it can be disabled.
You must do this in order to avoid being held responsible for any
Click to download
Form and Employee
(PDF files, you
must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open)
pin is used to request circulating books from another LIU campus
library or a Brooklyn-owned circulating book that is currently checked
out, also known as Intralibrary loan service. Your default pin is
most likely the last 4 numbers of your student ID number. If that
doesn't work, leave the pin field blank. If none of these work,
you can call the Circulation Department. for help: (718) 488-1080.
Please remember to change your pin once it's been reset by the Circulation
You must present
your registered LIUCard in order to check out books and videos.
If for any reason you do not have your I.D. card, the only other
form of identification you may use is a cleared bill from the bursar
for the current semester, accompanied by a valid photo I.D. (driver’s
license, etc.). You must already have a library record in order
to use an alternative form of I.D.
Your loan period
is determined by what your status with the university is:
Staff and Alumni
Videos: 3 days
Faculty and Administrators
Videos: 7 days
Videos: 3 day
may be shortened to the end of the semester in which the item is
checked out. Students, Faculty, and Administrators may have up to
15 books checked out at any time. Staff may have 10 items out, Alumni
may have 5 items, and ALB cardholders may have 2. Only 3 circulating
videos may be taken out at a time by any borrower type.
The due date
will be stamped inside the back cover of every item you check out.
It is your responsibility to make sure that all items are returned
or renewed on or before their due date(s).
books must be returned to their lending location. Books borrowed
from the Brooklyn Campus must be put in the book return located
at the Circulation Desk on the fifth floor. The library is not responsible
for fines or charges which may occur if books are returned to the
are mailed out approximately one week after an item was due. Notices
are a courtesy. A book is considered overdue and you are responsible
for any overdue fines even if you did not receive an overdue notice.
Please be sure to notify circulation if your address ever changes.
If you believe
that a notice you have received is incorrect, please call the Circulation
per day to a maximum of $5.00.
Videos: $3.00 per day to a maximum of $9.00.
more than 50 days will be considered lost and you will be billed
for either the current retail price or a fixed replacement cost
of $59.99 for out of print titles. In addition, there will be a
restocking fee of $15.00 per title. Please note that once a lost
book has been paid for there are no refunds unless the book
is found and returned the same day as payment.
may, at the Circulation Supervisor's discretion, refuse the return
of books which have been damaged and charge the patron for replacement.
not charged daily fines or restocking fees, but are expected to
compensate the library for the cost of any lost or damaged materials.
Faculty with overdue materials will be blocked from most
be renewed by bringing them to the Circulation Desk or, for a first
renewal, online. A book
may not be renewed if another patron has requested it (see Holds)
or if it is overdue. If a book is overdue, it may only be renewed
in person and any accrued fines must be paid first. Please note
that the library does not renew books by phone or email.
If an item
that you need is checked out, you may place a hold on it at the
Circulation Desk. A hold prevents the person who has the book out
from renewing it, and tells Circulation to hold the item and notify
you when it is returned. You will be notified by telephone or mail
when the book is returned.
and departmental reserve readings are held behind the Circulation
Desk. Reserve materials are in very high demand, and may only be
used in the library. You must leave your LIUCard at the Circulation
Desk while reserve materials are being used. If a Reserve item is
not returned by the end of the day, for any reason, you will be
charged a $10.00 fine for each night the item is kept late. The
Circulation Desk closes fifteen (15) minutes before the library,
and all reserve materials must be returned by that time. Because
these materials are needed by so many people, we ask that you do
not keep them out longer than necessary, and that you be especially
careful with them.
course reserve materials can be found behind the Circulation desk.
Electronic reserve materials can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week. Click here
for more information.
Off-Campus Database Access
faculty, administrators and staff with a library account in good
standing may access most databases from off-campus. Alumni and ALB
cardholders may use the on-campus terminals available in the Reference
Department and the Library Cyberlab.
on your Record
record will be blocked, and you will be prevented from checking
out materials and remotely accessing the online databases, for any
of the following:
Fines, fees, or overdue items on your account
Missing or incorrect information on your registration
form, or returned mail
Lapsed registration (your library record must
be updated yearly)
from the library staff about special situations or problems
will be removed when any outstanding items are returned and fines
or fees are paid. Please be aware that lost books or outstanding
fines may stop you from registering, getting a transcript, or receiving
You may call
the Circulation Desk at (718) 488-1338 for information on any blocks
associated with your record.