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Policies and guidelines for Alfred University Libraries

Checkout and Renewal

The Item (Circulation) Loan Policies document outlines borrowing limits and loan lengths for different types of library users. The Checkout and Renewal Policy document provides further information about fees, overdue and lost notices, loss of library privileges, and other aspects of borrowing library materials.

Laptop Lending

Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the front desk of Herrick Library to users with a valid Alfred University ID. Laptops are loaned for a period of two hours, for in-library use only. Borrowers are responsible for loss, theft, or damage to laptops.

Computer Use

Use of library computers is subject to the Policy for the Use of Computing Facilities at Alfred University.

Room Reservations

Room reservation requests are processed using our online request form. Rooms are available during each library's open hours. Approval of requests takes place during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Weekend reservations should be made prior to close of business on Friday to ensure approval. Room reservations that exceed three hours require approval by the library director. See the full policies below for details.

Librarians have priority in reserving the computer labs and classrooms in Herrick Library and Scholes Library for instructional sessions. Because students also use the computer lab to do library work it is not always possible to reserve the computer labs for classes that meet every week.