Loan Periods and Other Information

The circulating collections (books that may be taken out of the library with a valid Molloy ID card) are located in the stack rooms within the James E. Tobin Library on the main campus in Rockville Centre and also within the Sienna Women's Center.There are two Patron Service points within the library.The primary Patron Service point is in the main Reference Area of the library (the front desk upon entering the library).The second Patron Service point is located on the first floor of the library within Periodicals/Interlibrary Loan/Reserves/Media area.Signage within the library will direct you to this area.

There is no charge to use circulating books; however there are fines and fees for circulating materials that are returned late or lost.Any overdue fines or fees associated with the loss of library materials are the responsibility of the cardholder.

The circulating collections are available to faculty members, students, administrators and staff of Molloy College.

These materials can be found in the Molloy Catalog and are shelved by Library of Congress call numbers.

Access to Circulating Collections

A valid Molloy ID card is required every time  to check out any circulating material. Patrons without a valid Molloy ID card will not be permitted to take books out of the library.However, patrons are permitted to use circulating books (books on shelves in the stack rooms within the library) and reference books (library use only) in the library.

Please be advised that there is an overnight activation period before being able to use the new ID card in the library.This means that library patrons will be unable to check out any circulating collection materials.

ID cards may be obtained at Public Safety, 516.323.3574.

No circulating books can be checked out fifteen minutes prior to the library closing.

Any books being returned must be returned fifteen minutes prior to the library closing.

Loan Period/Renewal For Books

The loan period for books is defined in the table below by patron type.  Books may be renewed one time either in person at Patron Services, over the phone (516.323.3912), or online. Faculty members, students, administrators and staff of Molloy College must provide either their Molloy ID #, or their fourteen digit barcode # located on the back of their Molloy ID card.  If a request has been made for said book(s) by another library patron in which case the book(s) cannot be renewed.  This book(s) should be returned to the library immediately.

Patron Type Material Type Loan Period Renewal Period #of renewals Max # of materials at a time
Faculty Book Circulating
90 days 7 days 2 50
Doctoral Student Book Circulating 90 days 7 days 2 50
Graduate Student Book Circulating 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 10
Fordham Student Book Circulating 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 10
Undergraduate Student Book Circulating 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 10
Administrator Book Circulating 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 10
Staff Book Circulating 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 10

Fines and Fees

Fines and fees for late or lost materials are defined in the table below by patron type:

Patron Type Material Type
Fine
when
item not
returned
on time
Cost
for
Replacement
Faculty Book Circulating $0.10 every day
cost of book
Doctoral Student Book Circulating $0.10 every day
cost of book
Graduate Student Book Circulating $0.10 every day
cost of book
Fordham Student Book Circulating $0.10 every day
cost of book
Undergraduate Student Book Circulating $0.10 every day
cost of book
Administrator Book Circulating $0.10 every day
cost of book
Staff Book Circulating $0.10 every day
cost of book

 

Payment for fines and lost books may be made in cash or check. If paid by check, library acount will not be cleared for seven business days.

In the case of extreme delinquency, the Bursar will place a "Hold" on the student's account, which would impact their ability to register for future classes and/or receive a diploma upon graduation.

Once a library patron has reached $10.00 in unpaid fines, borrowing privileges will be suspended. Borrowing privileges will immediately resume once fines have been paid.

Any overdue fines or fees associated with the loss of library books or materials are the responsibility of cardholder.

Reference Books and materials in Special Collections are non-circulating for student use.However, reference books may be taken out for use by faculty on a limited time basis.Interested faculty should contact a librarian for more information. 

Media Circulating

This means media materials for use within the library for specific time limits- For more details, see table below.

Media circulating materials are located in the second Patron Services access point on the first floor of the library within Periodicals/Interlibrary Loan/Reserves/Media.Signage within the library will direct you to this area.

The media circulating collection is available to faculty members, students, administrators and staff of Molloy College and there is no charge to use this collection.  However, there are fine and fees for media circulating materials that are returned late or lost.Any overdue fines or fees associated with the loss of library materials are the responsibility of cardholder.

A valid Molloy ID card is required every time to check out any media materials.Patrons without a valid Molloy ID card will not be permitted to take media from the Periodicals/Interlibrary Loan/Reserves/Media area to view within the library.

Please be advised that there is an overnight activation period before being able to use the new ID card in the Library.This means that library patrons will be unable to access any physical reserve materials. 

ID cards may be obtained at the Public Safety, extension 516.323.3574.

No media circulating materials can be requested fifteen minutes prior to the library closing.

All media circulating materials must be returned fifteen minutes prior to the library closing.

To view media circulating materials in the library, patrons can purchase headphones for one dollar if they do not already have them.These materials can be viewed at the following places within the library:

·         Library Instruction Room on the first floor of the library, outside of and to the right of Periodicals/Interlibrary Loan/Reserves/Media area.The Library Instruction Room is primarily used for Library Instruction sessions.This room is available for patron use unless a library instruction session is in progress.If room is unavailable please see library personnel for assistance.

·         Library Instruction Room/Catholic Studies Collection on the second floor of the library.The Library Instruction Rooms are primarily used for Library Instruction sessions.  This room is available for patron use unless a library instruction session is in progress.If room is unavailable please see library personnel for assistance.

·         Stack room 3 (TV/VCR/DVD) If room is unavailable please see library personnel for assistance.

Patrons wishing to view media circulating materials have the following time limits imposed by patron type:

Patron Type Material Type Loan Period Renewal Period #of renewals Max # of materials at a time
Faculty* Media Circulating 1 week
0 0 3
Doctoral Student Media Circulating 8 hours 0 0 3
Graduate Student Media Circulating 8 hours 0 0 3
Fordham Student Media Circulating 8 hours 0 0 3
Undergraduate Student Media Circulating 8 hours 0 0 3
Administrator Media Circulating 8 hours 0 0 3
Staff Media Circulating 8 hours 0 0 3
*Exception for faculty, can take to their office

 

There is no charge to access media circulating materials; however,there are fines and fees for late or lost materials as defined in the table below.

Patron Type Material Type Fine when material not returned on time Cost for replacement of lost material
Faculty Media Circulating $1.00 every hour cost of material
Doctoral Student Media Circulating $1.00 every hour cost of material
Graduate Student Media Circulating $1.00 every hour cost of material
Fordham Student Media Circulating $1.00 every hour cost of material
Undergraduate Student Media Circulating $1.00 every hour cost of material
Administrator Media Circulating $1.00 every hour cost of material
Staff Media Circulating $1.00 every hour cost of material

 

Payment for fines and lost materials can be made in cash or check.If paid by check, library account will not be cleared for seven business days.

In the case of extreme delinquency, the Bursar will place a "Hold" on the student's account, which would impact their ability to register for future classes and/or receive a diploma upon graduation.Payment for fines and lost materials must be made in CASH ONLY to obtain an immediate release form.

Once a library patron has reached $10.00 in unpaid fines, borrowing privileges will be suspended.Borrowing privileges will immediately resume once fines have been paid.

Any overdue fines or fees associated with the loss of library materials are the responsibility of cardholder.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILLiad is a "paperless" and fully automated Interlibrary Loan system is available to faculty members, students, administrators and staff of Molloy College.

After a one time process of setting up an account, patrons will be able to login and interlibrary Loan books or articles and monitor the progress of those requests.For articles, patrons will be able to retrieve .pdf copies of the material directly from within their ILLiad account, as well as check due dates and / or request an extension on a book.

Before initiating the request, think about the following:

  • ILL is not the solution if you require the material right away - books or articles can take up to three weeks to arrive at the library
  • Is the article truly unique enough where it is worth the wait? There may be numerous articles similar in nature that are available immediately in full text. Not sure? Ask a librarian!
  • Are you sure we do not own or already have full text access to the material? Check for books. Check for articles (journal title, article title, volume, issue and page number(s) required).
  • You'll need a valid Molloy I.D. card that does not have any outstanding library fines or fees.
  • Other things to know:

    • Materials usually not available for Loan include: Brand new materials, textbooks, reference materials, reserve materials, media, photographs, archival material, microfilm, primary documents, dissertations, rare books, entire issues of journals and materials from Special Collections.
    • Loan Period: This is determined by the lending library, so please pay careful attention to the due date once you receive the materials.
    • Renewals: Must be requested in advance of the material's due date and is at the discretion of the lending library.
    • Notification: When the requested materials are received at the library, unless otherwise specified, the notification method will be the patron's Molloy email address.
    • Copyright Restrictions: The library cannot process more than five articles from a single title per calendar year.

    Patron Services Information

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