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Library Policies

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Library Cards & Privileges

Library Cards and Loan Periods 

Barcoded Library Cards are needed by anyone checking materials out of the library and using Reserve material. Individuals associated with Albright college will be furnished with a library barcode on the reverse side of the college identification card issued by Public Safety and Security. Non-college patrons wishing to be issued a library card should inquire at the circulation desk. Replacement ID cards are issued by Safety and Security, while replacement red library cards are available at the circulations desk for a $5 fee.

We have a 42-day loan period for students. Coutesy borrowers have a 28 day loan period. Faculty/staff  borrow for a 4 month period. Some items may be renewed in person or online.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

Patrons who do not abide by the library rules, including the timely return of borrowed materials, payment of lost materials, and who do not respect the library, its collections or its patrons may have their borrowing privileges suspended.

   Revised January 20, 2014

Circulation Materials Policies

Welcome to the Gingrich Library of Albright College. We welcome all patrons to use the library for research purposes. It is understood that anyone entering will respect the library, its collections, and its patrons.

Patron Categories Information
Category Card Registration Period Renewable? Maximum Loans Holds?
AC Full Time Students Until end of academic year Until graduation 50 Items Yes
AC Graduate School Students Until end of academic year Until graduation 50 Items Yes
AC Part Time & DSP Students Until end of academic semester Until graduation 50 Items Yes
AC Evening Students Until end of academic semester Until graduation 50 Items Yes
AC DCP Students Until cohort graduation date N/A 50 Items Yes
AC Full Time Faculty Until end of academic year Yes 75 Items Yes
AC Part Time Faculty Until end of academic semester Yes—if teaching 50 Items Yes
AC Admin & Staff Until end of academic year Yes 50 Items Yes
AC Faculty & Staff Family Until end of academic year Yes 6 Items No
AC Alumni one year Yes—with ID 6 Items No
AC Library Society one year Yes—with fee 6 Items No
AC Holocaust Society one year Yes—with ID 6 HC Items No
AC Courtesy Borrowers needs approval by Head of Public Services or Library Director Yes—with ID 6 Items No
ACLCP Students or Faculty one year Yes—with school ID 6 Items No