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What is a fourteen-day loan?

Additional copies of textbooks as well as outdated editions of currently used textbooks are available for self-service in the Permanent Reserve Textbook Collection.

It is important that you bring the Reserve textbooks back on time so that other students can use them. In order to maximize the availability of textbooks for students, the Library has developed the following policies:

Additionally, fines for reserve items are much steeper and accrue more quickly than normal fines. Any items not returned on time will accrue fines at the rate of $6.00/hr., up to $100.00 dollars. Books will be billed for replacement after 7 days overdue, resulting in a suspension of a student's Library record, and a registration block. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Library's Circulation desk, (718) 482-5426.


What is the Reserve collection?

The Reserve collection includes books, articles, periodical issues, and sample exams which teaching faculty have requested to be kept for short-term use by their students. The Library also attempts to keep on Reserve as many course textbooks and required reading materials as possible, whether requested by teaching faculty or not. Items are removed from the collection at the end of each semester unless the instructor notifies the library that these materials are still in use.

These Reserve materials may be borrowed by LaGuardia students only, one book or two articles at a time, for a maximum of two hours, for use in the library only. Patrons from other CUNY schools may borrow Reserve materials only during intersession, at the discretion of Circulation staff. Check-out and return of materials is carried out through the catalog in the same fashion as other circulating materials. The system calculates overdue fines for Reserve materials at the CUNY-wide rate of $0.10 per minute ($6.00 per hour), to a maximum of $100.00 per item.

Details on Reserves can be found here.


What is three-day reserve loan?

It is important that you bring the Reserve textbooks back on time so that other students can use them. In order to maximize the availability of textbooks for students, the Library has developed the following policies:

Additionally, fines for reserve items are much steeper and accrue more quickly than normal fines. Any items not returned on time will accrue fines at the rate of $6.00/hr., up to $100.00 dollars. Books will be billed for replacement after 7 days overdue, resulting in a suspension of a student's Library record, and a registration block.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Library's Circulation desk, (718) 482-5426.

Details on Reserves can be found here.


Where is my textbook?

We have copies of most textbooks on reserve at the checkout desk. To use a reserve text book, just ask for it by title at the checkout desk. Reserve books can be used for two hours at a time within the Library. If you want to purchase your textbooks, visit the bookstore.

See also: borrow reserves reserve