Frequently Asked Questions
Loan periods for books:
- CUNY undergraduate students: 4 weeks
- CUNY graduate students: 6 weeks
- CUNY doctoral students: 8 weeks
- Baruch faculty: 16 weeks
- CUNY faculty: 8 weeks
- CUNY staff: 4 weeks
- Baruch alumni: 3 weeks
- Baruch CAPS faculty: 3 weeks
- Baruch CAPS students (certificate programs only): 3 weeks
- Baruch courtesy card patrons: 3 weeks
- Baruch College Campus High School: 3 weeks
Other items, such as DVDs, textbooks on reserve, laptops, and other high-demand items have shorter due dates. You can log into your library account using the library card number on the lower right corner of your Baruch ID to check due times for any materials you have checked out.
In many situations, you can renew the loan period.
General circulation books may be returned to any CUNY library (reserve items must go back to the library where you borrowed them). Overdue fines can also be paid at any CUNY library.
When the library is closed, there is a return box in the building lobby.
See the course reserves and textbooks page.
Use the call number chart to locate a book’s shelf location.
Any item may be recalled, (requested to be returned by the person who has borrowed it) at any time for assignment to reserve. This is a rush recall, and the item must be returned within one week of the date of the recall notice.
Baruch undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty may also place a hold on a book, which means the original borrower can then keep the book only for a minimum loan period, which is the longer of the original loan period or ten days from the date of recall. Find the item in the library catalog and click “Request.”
The Library Fine and Fee Chart shows the amounts charged for each type of loan. Please note that there is no overall maximum for fines. All overdue charges are per calendar day and per item. When material has not been returned fines accrue even while the library is closed.
Users must immediately report any lost/stolen ID card to the circulation desk, Public Safety, and the Registrar’s office.