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ACPHS Library Services: Borrowing

Loan Periods & Fees

Loan Periods & Renewals

Item Type Loan Period Renewal(s)
Circulating books & DVDs Two (2) weeks 1
Reserve books Two (2) hours, building use only 0
Study Room keys Three (3) hours 1, if another room is available
Peripherals Six (6) hours 0

Four (4) days

Reserve iPad Three (3) hours 0

Patrons can renew library items four ways*:

  • Online using our Library catalog
  • In person (the item does not need to be present)

*Study Room keys must be renewed in person

If another person is waiting for material, it is not eligible for renewal. Reference items and print journals are non-circulating and must be used in the building.


You will be billed for any lost materials. Unpaid replacement costs for lost materials will result in a bar on your library account and restrictions on your ability to register for classes.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Albany Campus

Direct Access Program

Albany students, faculty, and staff may borrow from other libraries in New York's Capital District. The Direct Access Program (DAP) allows our library users in good standing to borrow materials directly from participating libraries throughout the region.

You must have a DAP card to borrow from participating libraries. DAP cards are issued at the ACPHS Library Desk by Library staff members only.

Some libraries will only lend to certain groups, such as faculty or graduate students. Please be sure to check in advance. You are responsible for abiding by the rules and regulations of each of the libraries from which you borrow. The lending library will validate users, and enter personal information into their own databases. [NB: Call the lending library before you go to ensure what verification is needed, and that staff who can perform this validation are available.]

Lending libraries may choose to not honor a DAP cardholder's request based on the cardholder's outstanding obligations to the lending library or history of being delinquent with materials.

Click here for more information on DAP, including a list of participating libraries and their lending levels.


Schaffer Library of Health Sciences at Albany Medical College

AMC's Schaffer Library of Health Sciences allows the public to use their library from 8 am to 6pm, Monday-Friday. Only AMC employees and students are allowed to access the College's facilities after 6pm. This includes the library. Albany campus students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges. They may check out up to 2 books at a time with their ACPHS ID.

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Vermont Campus

Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries (VCAL)

Please see the attached Circulation Policy regarding borrowing using VCAL.


Durick Library at St. Michael's College 

With a valid ACPHS picture ID, Vermont campus faculty, students, and staff may borrow books (limit of 10 at a time), use the library facilities, and access certain online databases for limited amounts of time.

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