Rensselaer Libraries

Borrowing Privileges

Posted: Feb 28, 2017

The table below summarizes lending and usage policies for the Architecture and Folsom Libraries including the Institute Archives & Special Collections.

Books, Government Documents,Technical Reports

Rensselaer faculty, staff, students, and visiting researchers

Rensselaer alumni, Courtesy Card holders, CDLC Direct Access users, Rensselaer Affiliates, Rensselaer retirees, and Friends of Folsom Library members

16 weeks with 75 item limit

3 weeks with 3 item limit

Class of '96
Leisure Reading
Rensselaear Community* 2 weeks with 2 item limit
Reference Books,Journals, Maps, & most Class Reserve items

All library users

Building Use Only

Archives &

Special Collections

All library users

Fixman Room Use Only
Audio-visual Kits and Sound Recordings Rensselaer Community* 10 days with 6 item limit
Videos (VHS, DVD etc.) Rensselaer Community* 3 days with 6 item limit
Computer software Rensselaer Community* Building Use Only
if not associated with book.

*Rensselaer Community - Active Rensselaer faculty, staff, students, visiting researchers, alumni, retirees and Friends of Folsom Library members.

All loans are subject to early recall if requested by another person.

Items may be renewed by calling the Folsom Service Desk at (518) 276-8310 or the Architecture Library Service Desk at (518) 276-6465 during library hours of operation, or online from RensSearch by clicking on the "My Library Records" link. Log in using your RCS ID and password.

Returns may be brought to the Service Desk in either library or placed in the drop slot located to the left of Folsom's main entrance.

Additional information regarding loans, renewals, and billing is available on the Borrowing Policies page.

This page is maintained by the Public Services Department.

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