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Circulation Services  (Borrowing)

Reserves Service    Circulation Policy   Inter-Campus Loans

  • The Circulation Department assists patrons access only their own Library circulation record to verify any of the following information:

    • Status of items borrowed (checked-out, overdue, recalled)

    • Status of items requested (on hold)

    • Fines owed

    • Contact information

  • To check out circulating items from the Gill Library collection, a patron must present either a valid CNR ID card, a valid Gill Library Subscriber or Alumnae/i card, a valid ID card from a WALDO member institution with a valid WALDO sticker, or an ALA ILL On-site Request form that has been completed by the visiting patron’s library after a prior arrangement has been made between the visiting patron’s library and the lending library.

  • Library items from the New Rochelle Campus that circulate include books, videos, DVDs, compact discs, audiocassettes, and CD-ROMs.  Items in the Reference Collection, the Periodicals Collection (including microfilm and microfiche), Archives and Special Collections, the Reserves Collection and the Library Laptops do not circulate outside the Library.

  • Library items from the Branch Campuses that circulate are books in the Circulating Collection.  Items from the Reference Collection, the Periodicals Collection and the Reserves Collection do not circulate.

  • Requests for renewing an item or for placing a hold on an item may be made at the Circulation Desk or online from the OPAC record for the desired item.

  • The Circulation Department collects fines for overdue, damaged or lost Library items.


New Rochelle Campus:

Jennifer L. Ransom

Access Services/Reference Librarian

(914) 654-5342


Christina Blay

Circulation Manager

(914) 654-5340


Branch Campus Reference Librarians:


See:  Directory of Branch Campus Libraries

Reserves Services

Traditionally, items are placed on Reserve in Gill Library at the request of CNR instructors to facilitate access to assigned readings for the students currently enrolled in their course(s).  Administrators also request that certain College-related publications be placed on Reserve to facilitate access to them for the entire College Community.

Since the Fall 2005 semester, Gill Library has offered Electronic Reserves (via Docutek ERes).  Articles and other documents the instructor provides are scanned by the Library into ERes.  Certain articles can be linked to ERes from Gill Library databases or the World Wide Web.

In addition to Electronic Reserves, Gill Library continues to offer traditional Reserves service by placing physical items (books, videos, etc.) on Reserve shelves behind the Main Desk that may be checked-out for a limited period for in-Library use only.

Whether items are placed on Electronic Reserve or “physical” Reserve, CNR instructors must submit the appropriate Reserves Request Form to the Library.  For physical material, they may check the Gill Library Online Catalog to determine if the Library owns a copy of the item.

  • The Library accepts requests for the purchase of books, videos, etc. to add to the collection; however, ample time is needed to order and process the items.  Instructors should include their course name and number on the Suggest a Title for Purchase form.

  • Instructors may provide personal copies of books, videos and certain other items to place on Reserve for the semester.  The Guidelines for Faculty Submitting Requests for Reserves state that items owned by other libraries, borrowed directly or via interlibrary loan, will not be placed on Reserve.

  • Instructors fill out the appropriate Reserves Request form (available at the Campus Libraries, online or mailed upon request), and submit the completed form to the Reserves Manager at their campus.

  • Five business days are needed to process materials before students are assigned Reserve readings.

  • To find the desired items on Reserve in Gill Library, patrons may search the Gill Library Online Catalog or search ERes Course Reserves Pages by Course Number, Course Name, Department or Instructor.  

  • Students presenting a valid CNR ID card may request 3 Reserve items at a time by filling out a form provided at the Library Circulation Desk.

  • All Reserve materials are removed from Reserve at the end of the semester.  Copies of personal items may be picked up at the Circulation Desk, unless other arrangements have been made between the instructor and Reserves Manager at the Campus Library.

  • The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.  If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement.



New Rochelle Campus: 


Lorraine Delcogliano

Technical Services Assistant

(914) 654-5354


Christina Blay

Circulation Manager

(914) 654-5340


Branch Campus Reference Librarians:

See  Directory of Branch Campus Libraries

Updated June 8, 2006


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