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New Library: Policies

Section 1: Conduct

All Library users are expected to:
Follow Community Standards in the Student HandbookPay special attention to sections on noise and disruptive behavior.
Read and follow guidance on posted signs.
(c) Follow verbal instructions from campus authorities- including Library staff members.

Section 2: Access

Library access is intended for Manhattanville College students, faculty, and staff. Alumni and community members may click here to request an appointment to visit during regular business hours and use specific Library resources.

Section 3: Cell Phone Usage

Cell phone conversations are allowed in the Library Cafe and outdoors, but prohibited elsewhere in the Library. Please silence ringers and text message alerts at all times.

Section 4: Off-Campus Access

Off-campus database access is strictly limited to active faculty and staff, and matriculated students in the current academic term.

Section 5: Borrowing

Manhattanville College students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials from the Library by presenting a valid Manhattanville ID card at the Circulation Desk. Some materials are for in-Library use only.

Section 5.1: Loan Periods

Please note that periodicals, microfilm, and reference materials do not circulate.

Books from the Stacks Course reserves DVDs and Other Media

Students: 60 days

Faculty: 180 days

Staff: 60 days

Alumni: 60 days

3 hours; Reserves are for in-Library use by students, faculty, and staff

7 days

Manhattanville Students, Faculty and Staff only


Section 5.2: Overdue Fines and Borrowing Suspension

Library sanctions ensure equitable materials availability to all members of the Manhattanville community.

Keeping items past their due date may result in suspended borrowing privileges, and charges for replacement and processing fees. The same applies to lost and damaged items. After items are returned the replacement charge and processing fee will be cleared, and borrowing privileges reinstated. Replacement fees vary widely according to the type of material loaned. Please pay special attention to the due date/time for course reserve materials.

Books from the Stacks Course reserves DVDs and Other Media
Borrowing is suspended

Fine Rate: $1.00 per hour

Maximum late fine per item: $25.00

Borrowing may be suspended

Fine Rate: $1.00 per day

Maximum late fine per item: $15.00

Borrowing may be suspended

Fines are payable by credit or debit card only. Payment can be made at the Circulation Desk during posted on-campus service hours.

Questions, inquiries or concerns can be sent by email to the Circulation Department or by phone at (914) 323-5275.

Section 6: Filming & Photography

All filming and photography in the Library building requires advance permission from the Library Director.