policy

library policy information

Study Rooms

  • A college ID is required.
  • Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance. No semester bookings.
  • An individual may only reserve up to 2 hours of time per day. - This includes both walk-ins and advance reservations.
  • Rooms will close 15 minutes prior to library closing.
  • Third floor study rooms will close at 6PM.
  • After a 15 minute grace period, reservations will be cancelled.
  • Rooms are for groups of 1 - 6 people.
  • Study rooms are for academic use only.
  • Walk-ins are welcome providing rooms are available.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

"Interlibrary loans" are items borrowed for faculty by Coulter Library from other libraries, and consequently are subject to varying loan periods and renewal periods, depending upon the lending library's policies. Interlibrary loans are subject to federal copyright laws.

Student Reserve

Reserve items are placed in the library by an instructor for use by his/her class(es). These items can only be used in the Library, and are due back at closing time on the same day they are checked out. (Students may make copies of reserve items if desired.) Students will be billed for any items that are not returned to the Course Reserves counter by closing time on the same day they are checked out.

Faculty Reserve

  • Once received it may take up to 3 class days to process items at which time you will receive confirmation of completion. Please postpone notifying your students until this confirmation is received.
  • Supplying the master copies of items or a link to an online resource is your responsibility.
    • Only small portions of any copyrighted print work may be placed on reserves (see "Specific Guidelines" for more details).

Replacement of Overdue/Lost Items

Once an item is overdue, students will receive three email notices (sent to their OCC email account) to remind them to return the item(s).  After the third notification, borrowing privileges will be suspended.  A PERC restriction is then placed on the student's campus record which will prevent them from registering or receiving a copy of their transcript until after their financial obligation to the library has been fulfilled.

Overdue/Lost Items

Once an item is overdue, community users will receive three email notices (sent to an email address or mailed to their home) to remind them to return the item(s).  After the third notification, borrowing privileges will be suspended and patrons are charged for the item.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

"Interlibrary loans" are items borrowed for patrons by Coulter Library from other libraries, and consequently are subject to varying loan periods and renewal periods, depending upon the lending library's policies. Interlibrary loans are subject to federal copyright laws.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

"Interlibrary loans" are items borrowed for students by Coulter Library from other libraries, and consequently are subject to varying loan periods and renewal periods, depending upon the lending library's policies. Interlibrary loans are subject to federal copyright laws.

Renewals

Community patrons may renew items in person, by phone, or by e-mail: circ@sunyocc.edu. 

  • Books: two renewals allowed 
  • Periodicals: one renewal allowed 
  • CDs: one renewal allowed 
  • DVDs: one renewal allowed

NOTE: Items with hold requests cannot be renewed.

NOTE: Books and periodicals are subject to recall after the initial three-week loan period.

 

Holds

Any patron may place a "hold" on an item that is already checked out. Patrons can place holds right from the library catalog or ask library staff for assistance. If someone places a hold on an item, the patron who has checked it out will be asked to return the item after twenty one (21) days (books or periodicals), seven (7) days (DVDs), or fourteen (14) days (CDs), or seven (7) days (DVDs) from time of first borrowing the item.

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