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BORROWING POLICIES (College ID Card/Library Card required): LOAN PERIODS
  • Current WCC students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Residents or employees of Westchester County
  • Current SUNY students
  • WCC Alumni
  • Community Users: Residents and employees of Westchester County, as well as certain other groups, may check out materials. Librarians will provide reference services to community users as time and staffing permit; interlibrary loan and remote access to subscription databases are available only to students, faculty, and employees of Westchester Community College.


  • Students: 3 weeks, no max. (limit: five on one topic)
  • Faculty: 16 weeks, no limit
  • Staff: 3 weeks, no limit
  • All others: 3 weeks, 10 max. (limit: five on one topic)


  • Students: 1 week. (limit 3)
  • Faculty: 1 weeks (no limit)
  • Staff: 1 week (limit 3)
  • All Others: Library use only (limit 1)


  • Students: Library use only (no limit)
  • Faculty: 1 weeks (no limit)
  • Staff: 1 week (no limit)
  • All Others: Library use only (no limit)

Course Reserves (Textbooks)

  • Students:  2 hours Library use only (limit 1 + workbook)
  • Faculty: As needed (no limit)
  • Staff: Library use only (limit 2)
  • All Others: Loans not permitted
LAPTOP LOAN FOR STUDENTS Currently enrolled WCC students may check out a laptop  for the semester.  For more information please consult the laptop loan policy

Fines are not levied for overdue materials*. Due dates are in effect.

*Late fee for course reserves $1 per hour late.

Lost Materials: Students: Cost of item + $10 processing fee

Faculty: Cost of item

Staff: Cost of item

All Others: Cost of item + $10 processing fee

Students: Cost of item + $10 processing fee

Faculty: Cost of item

Staff: Cost of item

All Others: Cost of item + $10 processing fee

No food or drink Refrain from eating or drinking.
no-talking Observe quiet areas as posted; set earphones low so as not to disturb others.
No cell phones in library Cell phone conversations must be conducted outside the building.
Free campus WiFi may be accessed from your mobile device inside and outside the library building. Campus Computer Use Policy applies to all usage.
The Library follows the campus Computer Use Policy. Users working on assignments have priority in their use. Users may be asked to give up their seat if they are not working on school or research assignments when there is demand by other users for course or research work. Networked and wireless printers are located on the first and second floors of the library. Sign-in with network or MyWCC ID is required of users from the campus community.
Library study rooms are primarily reserved for use by two or more students for activities related to current coursework. Rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
CLICK HERE for the library's collection development plan.
CLICK HERE for the library's Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policies. CLICK HERE for guidelines and a request form for library gallery exhibitions.

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