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Returning books & other library materials

Please return your books and other library materials when they’re due!

Returning Books & other Library Materials:

  • Due dates:
    • Books and other materials from Purchase College Library: ​ Most Purchase College Library items currently checked out are due back at the end of the fall semester. Please return all items by the due date to avoid fines and fees. You can check your due dates in your Library Account.
    • Interlibrary Loan items (ILLs) are due back at different times, depending on when the item was checked out. Please review your Library Account to find out when your ILL items are due back. Questions about ILL? Email

  • How to return books and other library materials: Return them to our 24/7 Book Drop. The Book Drop is in the Library entryway and is accessible 24/7, 365 days a year, even when the Library is closed. If someone else is in the entryway, please wait for them to leave before entering to return your materials. If you still have items checked out from prior to the library closure in March 2020, and are unable to physically return to campus, please consult How to Return Books & Other Items for other options.