Members of the Rensselaer community can borrow up to 75 items using their RCS ID and keep the items for 16 weeks, unless they are recalled for another user.
Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff can use ILLiad, the Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service, to borrow materials from other libraries that are not readily available in the Rensselaer Libraries. Additionally, Public Services staff will retrieve and scan in-house copies of journal articles or conference papers for Rensselaer-affiliated users who submit their requests through ILLiad.
The Folsom Library offers open seating for more than 500 people at tables and study carrels, as well as various group study and meeting room facilities.
Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff have access to computers, printers and scanners. At the start of each fall and spring semester, each user receives a free allocation of $12.50 for black-and-white printing. Please refer to the Printing Charges and Refunds page for complete pricing information.