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Library (Classic Home Page)

Former Home Page of the Manhattanville College Library


Policies are subject to change.  Questions? Please contact Jeff Rosedale, Library Director.

College-Wide policies

  • Conduct Information
    (see especially Disorderly, Disruptive and Intimidating Behaviors, ID Cards, Smoking, Vandalism, Harassment, and Failure to Comply).
    Anyone who violates behavioral standards linked above may be asked to leave the Library building.  Failure to comply with Library staff directions may result in intervention by Campus Safety personnel and College discipline.

Library policies

Masks are required inside the Library building.

Archived COVID-19 Library Guidelines are here.


Access to the Library Building

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

Cell Phones

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.

Off-Campus Database Access

Off-campus database access is strictly limited to current faculty, staff, and students.

Borrowing, Fines, and Fees

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.

Loan Periods

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

Books from the Stacks Course reserves DVDs and Other Media 
(Manhattanville Students, Faculty and Staff only)
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

Library Sanctions for Failing to Return Materials On Time
Library sanctions ensure equitable materials availability to all members of the Manhattanville community.  Returning overdue materials is often all it takes to remove Library sanctions.

Failing to return Library materials on time may result in suspended borrowing privileges and fines/fees.  Borrowers may be responsible for the cost of replacing lost and damaged items.  Replacement fees vary widely depending on the type of material loaned.  Please pay special attention to returning course reserve materials before the 3-hour loan period expires.

Books from the Stacks Course reserves DVDs, Other Media 
(Manhattanville Students, Faculty and Staff only)
No overdue fines
Borrowing may be 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.

Loan & Fine Policies for Books Borrowed Through Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

ILL Due Date

The Due Date for ILL books varies according to policies set by the lending library. Every ILL book has a paper sleeve attached with the due date and policy information.  The ILL book sleeve may not be removed; if an ILL book is returned without the sleeve, a fine of $10.00 will be charged to your Library account. 

Renewing an ILL book

Renewals to extend an ILL due date are at the discretion of the lending institution and may not be possible.  Please follow renewal  instructions on the ILLiad User Help web page.  Please submit renewal requests at least three business days before the book is due. 

When the Interlibrary Loan department receives your renewal request, it will contact the lending library and notify you by email of all new Due Dates.  Renewals must be requested before the due date on the paper sleeve.  

Overdue ILL Renewals

Once an ILL book is overdue, it may not be renewed.

ILL Overdue Fines

A fine of $1.00 per ILL book per day is charged. 

ILL books returned 25 or more days late will be assessed a maximum late fine of $25.00 per book.   ILL fines should be paid promptly, by credit or debit card, at the Circulation Desk. 

Lost and Long-Overdue ILL Items

A replacement charge (at the lending library's discretion) and our processing fee ($15.00) will be added to the maximum late fine for each lost, damaged or long-overdue ILL book.

ILL Use Restrictions

On occasion, the lending library places restrictions on ILL books given to you.  Restrictions will be noted on the paper sleeve on the borrowed book. 

Recalled ILL Books

Sometimes the lending institution will recall your ILL book because they need it back sooner than the due date.  In that event, our office will call you and ask you to return your ILL book to our Library within two business days; otherwise, overdue fines will accrue as above.

Materials Ineligible for ILL Requests 

  • A/V materials (Videotapes, DVDs, CDs, cassettes, phonograph records)
  • E-Books
  • Most textbooks

ILL Additional Information

Many academic libraries (including Manhattanville College Library) are closed during the holiday season; therefore, expect delays of up to 2 weeks for requests submitted during the last two weeks of December.

Kindly respect the privileges we enjoy as a borrowing Institution by handling ILL books with care and respectfully observing ILL due dates.

Printing, Photocopying, Scanning, and Faxing Facilities

The Library has several high-speed printers.  Printing requires a campus ID or a printing card available for $5.00 at the Circulation Desk.  Students get 300 pages of free black and white printing every semester.  Charges after that are 5 cents per page for black and white, and 20 cents for color. Printers are also capable of copying and scanning.  A print account refill machine is located in the copier service area.  The machine accepts $1 and $5 bills only.

Two touch-screen scanners are available in the same service area.  Files can be transmitted to a smartphone, email account, cloud storage account, or USB drive. 

A public Fax machine is located adjacent to the photocopiers.  Payment is by credit card only.

Filming and Photography

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


Patrons are responsible for ensuring that materials received through Interlibrary Loan are used in accordance with copyright law.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.