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ACPHS Library Services: Borrowing

What You Can Borrow

With a valid College ID, ACPHS students, faculty, and staff may borrow:

  • Books
  • DVDs
  • iPads
  • Peripherals (laptop power cords, headphones, ethernet cables, mice)
  • Study room keys

Loan Periods & Fees

 Loan Periods & Renewals

Books: 2 weeks
DVDs & Videos 2 weeks
Peripherals 6 hours
iPads 4 days (excluding Reserve iPad which may be checked out for 3 hours)
Reserves 2 hours within the library
Study Room Keys 3 hours  

* All materials are eligible for one renewal.

* 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

Direct Access Program (Albany)

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. Cards are issued at the Lewis Library Services Desk Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

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 that staff who can perform this validation are available.]

Lending libraries may choose to not honor a DAP card holder's request based on the card holder'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.

Albany Medical College (Albany)

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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Durick Library at St. Michael's College (Vermont)

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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Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries Circulation Policy