Those in the library are expected to:
Do not leave personal belongings unattended. The Library and Information Commons are not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items. Immediately notify UHA Public Safety of all thefts by calling (518) 244-3177 in Albany and (603) 494-4617 in Vermont.
All library materials and equipment should be handled with care. The person using them will be held responsible for any damage that occurs during their use. Please notify someone on the library staff if something is broken or damaged.
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students who are registered library patrons in good standing may check out a tablet (iPad) and/or peripherals (i.e. power cords, Ethernet cords, computer mice etc.).
iPads may be checked out by Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students with a current ACPHS ID card, who maintain a valid library account in good standing, and who read, agree to, and sign the iPad Loan Agreement. iPads can be checked out for 4 days. The loan period for iPads on reserve is 3 hours. All iPads must be returned directly to a library representative at the User Services Desk.
Network cables, power supplies, headphones and mice are also available for loan. The loan period for these items is 6 hours (no renewals).
Tablets and peripherals are to be returned on time and intact to the User Services Desk. The Library and Information Commons are not responsible for files remaining on the disk once a laptop is returned, or for any loss or damage to a user's files during the loan period.
Loss or Damage
Students are responsible for the full replacement cost if the computer or any peripherals charged out to them are lost and the full repair cost if the computer or any peripherals are damaged. Damage or loss charges will be applied to the student's College bill.
You are responsible for the iPad charged out to you. IPads should not be left unattended at any time. Any loss or damage should be reported to a library staff member immediately.
Proper Care and Use
All computers are delicate electronic devices and require certain care to ensure proper operation.
Additional policies regarding the proper use of ACPHS computers can be found in the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Computer Policy which is located in the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Student Handbook.
As a general policy, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Libraries do not purchase textbooks or add donated textbooks to the library collections. An instructor may choose to place a personal copy of a textbook on reserve in the library for a specific course and the textbook will be returned to the instructor at the end of the course. If you’re not sure whether your professor has put your course’s textbook on reserve, search the Reserve Desk to see what is available.
This practice is related to issues of space, resources, and mission. Textbooks are quickly outdated, and acquisition would hinder our efforts to develop a collection of lasting value.
For the purposes of this policy, a textbook is a book specifically designed to be used as the basis of a course of study. They are typically designed for a semester-long course and often have a companion teacher’s edition. Textbooks are commonly reissued in updated editions every year or two, and typically contain examples, problems, practice exams, etc. Scholarly studies, works of literature, history, philosophy, and other types of texts may be required reading for a class but they are not considered to be textbooks as defined above. Sometimes texts required for a course may already be part of the library’s holdings because they meet the criteria of the library’s general collection development policy, not because they are required for specific classes.
Please note that, as academic libraries generally do not purchase textbooks, they are not available on interlibrary loan. Library Services does not fill Interlibrary Loan requests for textbooks in current use at the College.
The ACPHS Bookstore provides a rental service and sells new and used textbooks.
If you have suggestions for items to be added to the library’s collection, we would love to hear from you.
Group study rooms are available in the Library and Information Commons during their hours of operation. The following guidelines ensure fair and appropriate use of the study rooms in the Library and Information Commons.
ACPHS Libraries are primarily for use by students, faculty, staff and other members of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences community. Researchers and scholars not affiliated with the College may utilize the library's collections under the guidelines set forth below.
Visitors may gain permission to access the library weekdays between 8am and 4:30pm.
It is essential for visitors seeking to utilize the library to:
The library reserves the right to restrict or modify guest access during times of peak library use or enhanced security.