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Borrowing Materials

Borrowing Requirements

Herkimer College students must present a valid College I.D. Card.

Herkimer County residents must present a Community Card which can be obtained at the Circulation Desk with proper identification.

Residents over 70 years of age may obtain a Millenium Card at the Community Education Office/Herkimer College Bookstore which may be used for borrowing Library materials as well as other activities on campus.

Cazenovia College students with classes on the Herkimer campus must present a Community Card which can be obtained at the Circulation Desk with proper identification.

Borrowing Agreements with Area Libraries

Herkimer College library has made reciprocal borrowing agreements with other area libraries. Faculty and students are allowed to sign material out of the following libraries:

You should present your Herkimer College I.D. Card to check out books and follow the loan regulations of the host library.

Also, by obtaining a library card from a local public library, you have access to the collections of the Mid-York Library System, which included all public libraries in the area.

Loan Periods

Books: 3 weeks
Recorded Books: 3 weeks
Pamphlets: 1 week
Audio Cassettes: 1 week 
Phonograph records: 1 week
Compact Disks: 3 days
Video Discs (DVDs): 3 days
Reserve materials: 2 hours
Laptop computers: 2 hours
Headphones: 2 hours
KOBO E-Readers: 3 weeks

Reference books, reserve materials, periodicals, microfilm and instructional media (videos and CD-ROM) are for in library use only.

Items can be renewed once to extend the due date. You can either bring them back to the Circulation Desk to have them renewed or you can have them renewed over the phone by giving the barcode number of each item.


The return of library material on time is the responsibility of the borrower. All damages, beyond normal wear and tear, are charged to the borrower. Late fines are $.25 per day per item. The fine for an overdue Interlibrary Loan book is $1.00 per day. The fine for reserve material, laptops or headphones overdue or taken out of the library without permission is $1.00 per hour.

Lost Material

If a book or other library material is lost while on loan, notify the library immediately. Any further accumulation of fines will be stopped. If the item cannot be found within a reasonable time, the borrower will be charged: the cost of replacement (usually $25.00), $15.00 for processing and recataloging, and the accumulation of any overdue fines.

An item may be replaced with a reasonable copy by the borrower if approved by a Librarian. In this case, only the overdue fines will be due for payment.

Do not let anyone else use your I.D. card to check out library materials. You are financially responsible for any overdue and/or lost materials checked out on your card.

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