Circulation & Renewal Policies
|Material Type||Loan Period||Grace Period||1st Overdue Notice||Privileges Blocked/
|Books||4 weeks||1 week||day after item is due||7 days after item is due||No|
|Serials||1 week||1 week||day after item is due||7 days after item is due||No|
|Journals ≥ 5 years||2 days||2 days||day after item is due||2 days after item is due||No|
|Journals < 5 years||3 hours||3 hours||day after item is due||2 days after item is due||Yes, $1/day|
|Reserve items||3 hours||3 hours||day after item is due||2 days after item is due||Yes, $1/day|
A bar-coded NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center or affiliated ID card is required to charge out materials.
All materials may be renewed as often as necessary unless needed by another patron. The first 3 renewals may be made by telephone provided that the item is not yet overdue. For further use the reader must again charge out materials in person at the Circulation Desk. Fines must be cleared before materials can be renewed.
Must be used within the library and returned to the Circulation Desk within 3 hours. May be charged out for overnight use 3 hours before closing time, but must be returned within the first 3 hours of opening the following day. Computer software and related materials do not leave the Library.
In conjunction with our Tri-Cat Library affiliates at MSK and Rockefeller, the Weill Cornell Medical Library will automatically block the borrowing privileges of any patron who receives a 2nd overdue notice for a delinquent item. The blocking of library privileges will apply to all three libraries and will be honored by all three libraries. Patrons whose privileges are blocked must resolve the delinquency at the library where the material was borrowed. Additional fees are charged for 3-hour items that are held overdue. Overdue notices are a courtesy. Borrowers are responsible for returning and renewing materials on time whether or not overdue notices reach them.
New Book Shelf
New books are displayed for 7 days. During that period they may not be checked-out. If you wish to reserve a book from the New Book Shelf, please bring it and your ID to the Circulation Desk. Requests are entered directly into the Library's online system.