The following may borrow materials from College of Staten Island college libraries:
In order to check out an item
In order to check out library materials, access your library account, or use course reserves, your college ID must have a library barcode. Library barcodes can be obtained at the Circulation Desk in the library.
Students, faculty, and staff holding a valid Dolphin or CUNY ID card equipped with a library barcode can check out circulating library materials at the Circulation Desk on the first floor. A valid Dolphin or CUNY ID card entitles the card holder to entry and borrowing privileges at all CUNY college libraries. CUNY library users may return CUNY library books to any of the CUNY college libraries.
Students, faculty, and staff can obtain a DolphinCard from the Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services, located in West Administration Building 3A Room 106, during regularly scheduled business hours. Alumni can obtain a CSI Alumni Association ID by contacting the Alumni Affairs Office at 718.982.2290 or alumni@ csi.cuny.edu.
Circulating materials refer to any item in the library catalog marked “Regular Loan”. Circulating items may be renewed twice online or in person. Items marked “Non-circulating”, such as reference books, or “Reserve Loan”, such as course reserves, can only be used inside the library and cannot circulate outside the library.
There is a limit of ten (10) books per day, with no total limit throughout the semester. *It is possible to have books with different due dates, you are responsible for when they are due.
|Undergraduate Students||4 weeks|
|Masters Students||6 weeks|
|Doctoral Students||8 weeks|
|CSI Faculty||8 weeks|
|Other CUNY Faculty||8 weeks|
|All Staff||4 weeks|
Can I renew items I have checked out?
You can renew the loan period for something if no hold has been placed on it by another user, if you have not reached the maximum number of renewals, and if your account is in good standing. To avoid overdue fines and blocked renewals, renew items on or before the due date. Reserve items, laptops, DVDs, and other selected items may not be renewed online.
How do I renew?
Library users can manage their account online via the One Search portal. Click on "Sign In" on the top right-hand side of the page and log in with your library barcode.:
Why am I unable to renew?
Renewals will not be granted if:
Note: Patrons can renew an item 2 times. Renewals will not be granted if the item is overdue, renewal limit has been exceeded, there is a block on the borrower’s record, or the item has been requested by another user (has a hold on it). Reserve items cannot be renewed.