Book Borrowing Policy
Learn about borrowing library materials from the Health Sciences Library including information about eligibility, library cards, loan times, renewals and recalls.
Getting a Library Card
All Upstate ID holders are eligible for borrowing privileges to all Library collections. All you need is your Upstate ID.
All non-Upstate individuals are eligible for a library card with borrowing privileges outlined below. Individuals must complete the Library card application and provide a current address and email.
Standard loan times are:
|Collection||Upstate ID Holder||Non-Upstate ID Holder|
|Reserves||2 hours, No Renewals, Not Requestable||2 hours, No Renewals, Not Requestable|
|Clerkship||12 weeks, No Renewals, Requestable||In Library Use Only|
|New Consumer Health, Diversity, and Leisure titles purchased in the last year, History of Medicine||3 Weeks, Renewals up to a Total Loan of 6 Weeks, Requestable||3 Weeks, Renewals up to a Total Loan of 6 Weeks, Not Requestable|
|Media (not on reserve), Journals||1 Week, Renewable, Requestable||1 Week, Renewable, Requestable|
|Study Room Keys, Lactation Room Key, Equipment, Keyboards, Accessibility Equipment||6 Hour Loan, No Renewals, Not Requestable||6 Hour Loan, No Renewals, Not Requestable|
|Special Collections, Archives, Reference||In Library Use Only||In Library Use Only|
|3rd Floor Book Collection, Consumer Health, Eastwood, Folio, Leisure, Media Videotapes, Upstate Alumni, Wolseley Memorial, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion||16 Weeks, Renewals up to a Total Loan of 32 Weeks*, Requestable||3 Weeks, Renewals up to a Total Loan of 9 Weeks, Not Requestable|
*Residents are not eligible for a renewal
Renewals of Library materials may be done in person; by calling the library services desk at 315-464-7091; or online through My Library Card . Renewals are granted only if no other customers are waiting for the item.
Renewals of Library materials obtained through interlibrary loan are done at the discretion of the lending library. They may be requested through your online account or by calling 315-464-5116.
All borrowed materials are subject to recall. These materials must be returned promptly when recalled for a course reserve. Borrowing privileges may be suspended if materials are not returned when recalled.
Closed Reserve Collection
Reserve items must be used within the library unless being checked out by faculty for a class.
- There is a two-hour loan time for closed reserves.
- Media closed reserve items are available to faculty, students and staff for special show dates and may be checked out one week in advance of the show date.
- Customers may use items in the Library during After-Hours. Return items to After-Hours cart when finished.