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Find and Request An Item

A comprehensive guide for the 3 quick and easy ways to find and request an item.

STEP 1: Adelphi Collection

STEP 1: Adelphi Collection

Search our library catalog (Alicat and/or OneSearch). 

Materials in Garden City, Manhattan or Hauppauge are requestable via My Library Account

Please note: Items in Hudson Valley Center are not requestable.

 

If your search of our collection came back unsuccessful, please proceed to STEP 2ConnectNY.

About the University Libraries

The University Libraries are an invaluable resource primarily for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broader community. Located at the Garden City campus and the Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Hudson Valley Centers, they offer an extensive range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research.

Adelphi students walk into Swirbul Library

The University Libraries contain:

Alicat Classic



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Loan Rules

Undergraduate Student Loan Rules

The following table indicates how long you are allowed to borrow different types of materials:
Books 4 Weeks
CDs 4 Weeks
Curriculum Materials 4 Weeks
Government Documents 4 Weeks
Interlibrary Loan Books/Journals Varies (See Interlibrary Borrowing)
Juvenile 4 Weeks
DVD 7 Days
Periodicals Non-Circulating
Reference Non-Circulating
Scores 7 Days
Classified Serial 4 Weeks
Thesis 4 Weeks
Reserve Materials Times Vary (See Access Services Staff for more details)
Reserve Score 3 Days
ConnectNY 42 Days (with 1 Renewal request)
Laptops Library Use Only
Adaptors & Chargers Library Use Only
Universal Phone Charger 2 Hours

Overdue Fines:

For more details, see the "Overdue Fines"

Graduate Student Loan Rules

The following table indicates how long you are allowed to borrow different types of materials:
Books 4 Weeks
CDs 4 Weeks
Curriculum Materials 4 Weeks
Government Documents 4 Weeks
Interlibrary Loan Books/Journals Varies (See Smart Delivery)
Juvenile 4 Weeks
DVD 7 Days
Periodicals Non-Circulating
Reference Non-Circulating
Scores 7 Days
Classified Serial 4 Weeks
Thesis 4 Weeks
Reserve Materials Times Vary (See Access Services Staff for more details)
Reserve Score 3 Days
ConnectNY 42 Days (with up to 1 Renewal request)
Laptops Library Use Only
Adaptors & Chargers Library Use Only
Universal Phone Charger 2 Hours

Overdue Fines:

For more details, see the "Overdue Fines"

Doctoral Student Loan Rules

The following table indicates how long you are allowed to borrow different types of materials:
Books End of Semester
CDs End of Semester
Curriculum Materials End of Semester
Government Documents End of Semester
Interlibrary Loan Books/Journals Varies (See Smart Delivery)
Juvenile End of Semester
DVD 7 Days
Periodicals Non-Circulating
Reference Non-Circulating
Scores 7 Days
Classified Serial End of Semester
Thesis End of Semester
Reserve Materials Times Vary (See Access Services Staff for more details)
Reserve Score 3 Days
ConnectNY 42 Days (with up to 1 Renewal request)
Laptops Library Use Only
Adaptors & Chargers Library Use Only
Universal Phone Charger 2 Hours

Overdue Fines:

For more details, see the "Overdue Fines"

Faculty (Full Time) Loan Rules

The following table indicates how long you are allowed to borrow different types of materials:
Books 1 Year
CDs 4 Weeks
Curriculum Materials 4 Weeks
Government Documents 4 Weeks
Interlibrary Loan Books/Journals Varies (See Smart Delivery)
Juvenile 4 Weeks
DVD 7 Days
Periodicals Non-Circulating
Reference Non-Circulating
Scores 7 Days
Classified Serial 1 Year
Thesis 1 Year
Reserve Materials Times Vary (See Access Services Staff for more details)
Reserve Score 3 Days
ConnectNY 42 Days (with up to 1 Renewal request)
Laptops Library Use Only
Adaptors & Chargers Library Use Only
Universal Phone Charger 2 Hours

Overdue Fines:

For more details, see the "Overdue Fines"

Faculty (Part Time Adjunct) Loan Rules

The following table indicates how long you are allowed to borrow different types of materials:
Books End of Semester
CDs End of Semester
Curriculum Materials End of Semester
Government Documents End of Semester
Interlibrary Loan Books/Journals Varies (See Smart Delivery)
Juvenile End of Semester
DVD 7 Days
Audio-Visual Viewing Rooms 2 Hours
Periodicals Non-Circulating
Reference Non-Circulating
Scores 7 Days
Classified Serial 4 Weeks
Thesis End of Semester
Reserve Materials Times Vary (See Access Services Staff for more details)
Reserve Score 3 Days
ConnectNY 42 Days (with up to 1 Renewal request)
Laptops Library Use Only
Adaptors & Chargers Library Use Only
Universal Phone Charger 2 Hours

Overdue Fines:

For more details, see the "Overdue Fines"

Alumni Loan Rules

The following table indicates how long you are allowed to borrow different types of materials:
Books 4 Weeks
CDs 4 Weeks
Curriculum Materials 4 Weeks
Government Documents Library Use Only
Interlibrary Loan Books/Journals N/A
Juvenile 4 Weeks
DVD Library Use Only
Audio-Visual Viewing Rooms 2 Hours
Periodicals Non Circulating
Reference Non Circulating
Scores 7 Days
Classified Serial 4 Weeks
Thesis 4 Weeks
Reserve Materials Times Vary (See Access Services Staff for more details)
Reserve Score 3 Days
ConnectNY N/A

Overdue Fines:

For more details, see the "Overdue Fines"

Overdue Fines

Circulating Books
There is a grace period of three days for overdue circulating books. After three days there is a charge of $.20 for the first 10 days, then $1 a day thereafter. The maximum overdue charge for each circulating book is $100.

ConnectNY Books
Overdue fines for ConnectNY books are a $1 per day for each book, with a maximum overdue charge of $100.

Laptops
There is a charge of $25 per day from the time the item was due. The maximum overdue charge for each item is $500. Students are responsible for any replacement costs.

Universal Cell-phone Charger
There is a charge of $1 per hour from the time the item was due. The maximum overdue charge for each item is $60.

DVDs
There is a grace period of one day. After one day, there is a charge of $1 per day from the time the item was due. The maximum overdue charge for each item is $50. An additional fine of $1 per day will be added if the item has been recalled when the item is overdue.

Two-Hour Reserve
There is a grace period of one hour for reserve material. After the one hour, there is a charge of $.50 per hour for the first 2 hours, then $1 an hour thereafter. The maximum overdue charge for each Reserve Item is $100.

Overnight, Two-Day and Seven-Day Reserve
There is a charge of $1 per day from the time the item was due. The maximum overdue charge for each reserve item is $100.

Connect NY Books
Overdue fines for ConnectNY books are a $1 per day for each book, with a maximum overdue charge of $100.

Recalled Books
If a book you have in your possession has been recalled, you will be informed of a new due date. There is a charge of $1 per day for each day past the new due date that the book is not returned.