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Circulation FAQ

Posted: Jun 22, 2011

How many books (CDs, Videos, etc.) can I check out at a time?

Borrower Books CDs Videos Total Items Allowed
Rensselaer Students, Staff, Faculty, Technolgy Park & Incubator Affiliates 75 6 6 75 (including up to 25 Connect NY books)
Alumni, Courtesy Card Holders, and Direct Access Users 3 None None 3
Friends of Folsom Library 10 6 3 10


How long can I keep library materials?

Borrower Books CDs Videos
Rensselaer Students, Staff, Faculty Technolgy Park & Incubator Affiliates 16 Weeks 10 days 3 Days
Alumni, Courtesy Card Holders, and Direct Access Users 3 Weeks ---- ----
Friends of Folsom Library 30 days 10 days 3 Days

Remember -- all loans are subject to early recall if requested by another person.

Can I renew online or over the phone?

Yes. You can renew over the phone by calling the service desk at (518) 276-8310 during library hours of operation. You can renew online by logging onto your patron information page. To do this you will need your RCS ID and password.

Can I return materials after hours?

Yes. There is a drop slot located in the front of the building, to the left of the library entrance.

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