Borrowing Renewing

Borrowing Loan Periods and Fines

Items Loan period Fines
Regular Loan (books, scores) 30 days, with these exceptions:
90 days for seniors, graduate students, faculty and staff


DVDs (Popular Collection) 10 days $1.00/day
Videos (VHS) 7 days $3.00/day
DVDs (Academic Collection) 
4 hours, in-house use $0.75/hour
Bound journals, Music monuments 10 days $1.00/day
CDs, LPs, Cassettes 10 days $1.00/day

3-Hour Reserve
(30 minute waiting period between checkouts)

3 hours $0.75/hour

Maximum Number of Loans

Items Students/Staff Faculty
Regular Loan (books, scores) 50 99
DVDs (Popular Collection), CDs, LPs, Cassettes 10 25
DVDs (Academic Collection), Videos,  Music Monuments 3 25 
Bound Journals 5 25
3-Hour Reserve 2 2

See Library Policies for additional circulation policies, including information about overdue notices, fines, lost materials, etc.

Who Can Borrow

Purchase College students, faculty, and staff who present a valid Purchase College ID card may borrow library materials according to the loan periods specified above.

Visitors with the following affiliations may borrow books and materials from the circulating collection (appropriate identification is required):

  • Friends of the Library
  • Manhattanville College students and faculty
  • Students and faculty from SUNY institutions
  • Faculty from WALDO (Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization) institutions

Guests and community members not affiliated with the above institutions do not have borrowing privileges but are welcome to visit us and use library materials on location.

Renewing Library Materials

Login to your library account to:

  • Renew items online
  • Check which books you have on loan
  • Place a hold on an item (requires that the item be currently checked out)

Be sure to click on “End Session” when you are finished.

User ID/ Barcode:
(found on the back of your student ID)
(For students: last four digits of your barcode
For faculty & staff: last four digits of your Social Security number)

(Please contact Circulation at 914-251-6401 if you are unable to login)

Note that not all fine information will be listed. You may have fines from items you’ve already returned. For questions, or if you are unable to login, please contact the Circulation Desk at (914) 251-6401.