You can check out books. The PSC Library will be offering “curbside" pickup of books and DVDs beginning September 8. Holds must be placed through the SWAN catalog or app. You will be contacted once the items are available for pick up. Please allow at least 24 hours between request and pick-up. Once you have been notified, simply come to the library from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Returning Items: All done with something? Please return all library items to the library’s outdoor book drop located outside door M2.
You can request items from another library. Yes, we can still get books, DVDs, and articles for you from libraries across the state and the country. Visit this page and choose the option you need; we’ll be in touch shortly.
PSC library will no longer have any late fines for books checked out after August 1, 2018.
Books checked out before August 1 will still be subject to late fees. Not included in this change are reserve books, subject to reserve policies listed below; and interlibrary loan books, subject to ILL policies listed below and on the ILL page. Lost materials checked out at any time will still be subject to replacement and billing fees.
Patrons may borrow up to 10 items at a time.
Student ID cards must be registered at the circulation desk and have a current punch from PSC Campus and Public Safety to check out materials. Library registration is good for two years.
PSC employees and faculty must also register their PSC ID card at circulation. They are exempt from all late fees, but are still subject to replacement fees.
SWAN patrons in good standing with their home SWAN library can borrow materials from the PSC library with their home library's card.
In-district tax payers that do not have a public library card may apply for a PSC "local use only" library card with a valid property tax statement.
Who can borrow
|Reserves||2 hours—must stay in library||PSC students and employees|
|Circulating Reserves||3 days||PSC students and employees|
|Interlibrary Loan (ILL)||As set by original library||PSC students and employees|
|Audio Visual||7 days||All|
|Juvenille Collection||21 days, 2 renewals of 21 days each||All|
|Fiction Collection||21 days, 2 renewals of 21 days each||All|
|Non-Fiction Collection||21 days, 2 renewals of 21 days each||All|
The PSC Library can assist you with your renewals in person or over the phone as long as you have your library card with you.
Materials behind the circulation desk (such as audio visual materials, newspapers, and magazines) must be checked out on a valid library card before being used. They may be taken out of the library on a seven-day loan period with no renewals.
Fines start as soon as the item is overdue.
|Books||Checked out before August 1, 2018: $0.25/day
Checked out after August 1, 2018: No fines
|ILL||As set by original library|
PSC items not returned by 42 days after the last due date are considered lost. A replacement fee—the amount it would cost to re-buy the item—will be placed on the borrower's account, as well as a billing fee of $5. The replacement fee will be waived if the lost item is returned.
Interlibrary loan items will be subject to lost-item policies from the library they were borrowed from.
Please call the PSC library at (708) 709-3552 if you have any questions about your borrowing privileges.