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Borrowing Policies

For Books:

The following patron groups may borrow books for the following loan periods:

Patron Group


Loan Period and Renewals

Undergraduate and graduate students


21 days and 2 renewals

Full-time Faculty


35 days and 2 renewals

Adjunct Faculty


21 days and 2 renewals

Full-time Staff


21 days and 2 renewals

Alumni and External Ministry

(no fee)


21 days and 1 renewal 

External Local
($50 annual fee)


21 days and 1 renewal

Reciprocal Borrowers


21 days and 1 renewal

WALDO Faculty


21 days and 1 renewal


For Music CDs, videos, DVDs, Computer Software, ATS Library microform:

21 days, no renewal


For Reserves:

2 hours or overnight (due at 9:00 AM the next business day), 1 renewal


For Laptops & Equipment (Nyack College/ATS Students/Faculty/Staff only):

2 hours


For ATS Counseling Tests:

48 hours, no renewal



A book may be renewed twice, as long as no one else has requested it (placed a "hold" on it).  You can renew online on or before the due date by clicking on "Library Account" on the library homepage.  You may also renew in person at any of the three libraries.



Fines may be paid by cash or check at any of the three libraries. 

Books, Audiocassettes, Slides, Software, Videos, CD's, ATS microforms - $0.25 per day

Reserve Items - $2.00 per hour

ATS Counseling Tests - $1.00 per hour

Equipment - $2.00 per hour

Laptop - $20.00 per hour


A patron's library account is blocked from use when the patron owes $12.00 in overdue fines. 

When a patron's fines have reached $50.00, an institutional block will be placed on the student account and future registration is blocked until the fines have been paid.

Diplomas are withheld until all library items are returned and all fines are paid.