Circulation Policies – CGCC

Circulation Policies

Circulation Policies

Loan Periods

All users have 3 weeks to borrow books from the circulating collection. During holidays and other times when the college is closed, the loan period is extended. Users may take out 25 books; however only 3 books per subject. Other limitations include: Audiobooks: three week loan; and DVDs: one week loan, 2 per checkout. Materials in the Reserves Collection are loaned to students, faculty and college employees only and the loan periods vary.


Return all borrowed materials to the Circulation Desk. The Library provides a bookdrop for returns when the library is closed. Do not place CDs or DVDs in the bookdrop. Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card.


Library materials can be renewed in person or by phone. Some renewal restrictions may apply.

Overdue Notices

When items are checked out, each user is notified of the due date by the date slip that is placed in all loaned items. Please make sure you return the item(s) on time. You will receive overdue notices after the item is one week late. We will continue to send up to five notices, one each week if the item is not returned. Please be aware that if you are a student, you will be placed on Financial Hold after the fourth notice or if your fine exceeds $10.00. Financial Holds prevent you from getting grades, registering for classes, and borrowing from this Library. All patrons are blocked from borrowing if their fines exceed $10.00. Borrowers are responsible for all fines accrued on their library account, including fees for lost or damaged materials. We do not accept replacement copies.


  • Each overdue book or audiobook accrues a fine of 20¢ per day (not counting weekends or when the library is closed) to a maximum of $25.00.
  • Reserve item fines are $2.00 per day with a maximum of $40.00 per item.
  • DVD overdue fines are $1.00 per day to a maximum of $25.

Mailing Address

Please keep us informed of any address and/or telephone changes. You are responsible for overdue books, even if the notices do not reach you.

Lost Library Cards

If you lose your library card, it will cost $1.00 to replace it the first time. It will cost you $5.00 thereafter each time you lose it again. Please report the loss of your library card.

Lost Library materials = if you checked it out, it means you have College property in your possession!

The borrower of lost material(s) will be charged the replacement cost of the item, plus a $10.00 processing fee, the overdue fine. Remember, that is per item!

Loss of Borrowing Privileges

Patrons may not borrow when fines accrue to $10.00 or when a fourth overdue notice is mailed. Students are placed on Financial Hold at the Bursar’s Office.


If there is a book, audiobook or DVD you are waiting for but someone has it out, let us know and we can place you in a holds queue. We will notify you when the item comes in. This will also prevent the item from being renewed.

If you have any questions about the Circulation Policy,
please call the Circulation Desk at 518-828-4181 extension 3286.

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