Currently enrolled Mount Saint Mary College students and
currently employed faculty and staff have full borrowing privileges
at the Mount Saint Mary College Library and the Curriculum
Materials Center. A valid MSMC ID card is required to check out
Students may borrow library books for four weeks, usually with
two 2-week renewals permitted. The faculty borrowing period for
books is six months, with two 6-month renewals permitted.
Loan periods for audio-visual materials and recreational reading
items are generally shorter than the standard borrowing period.
Loan periods vary for course reserve items. Loan periods for
interlibrary loan items are determined by the lending
Mount alumni with a valid alumni ID card, participants in the
Newburgh Library Collaborative, and community members with a
visitor’s card may also borrow library materials, though on a more
For more information about specific borrowing periods, please
contact the MSMC Library Check-out Desk at 845-569-3600 or the
Curriculum Materials Center at 845-569-3242.
Library materials (other than reserve items) can be renewed
either online or in
person at the library. Reserve items may only be renewed in
To encourage the on-time return of library materials, the
library charges fines for materials returned after the due date.
Overdue fines are 10¢ per day for material from the regular
collection. Replacement fees are charged for lost items.
Heavier fines are charged for overdue Interlibrary Loan items -
$1 per day for the first five days, then $5 per day. Overdue
Reserve items incur the heaviest fines - $2.50 per day for the
first two days, then $5 per day.
Unpaid overdue fines or replacement fees may prevent graduates
from receiving their diplomas and/or college transcripts.
Candidates for graduation will be notified of any outstanding fines
and fees owed so that their accounts can be paid in full prior to
Courtesy notices are e-mailed to library users about four days
ahead of when regular items are due. The notices permit borrowers
to renew items online immediately.
Library users may check their fine status online by logging into their library
Questions about overdue fines should be directed to the
Check-out Desk at 845-569-3600.
Lost and Damaged Items
Borrowers are responsible for replacement costs for lost or
damaged library materials. Replacement charges typically amount to
$40 per item, plus a $10 processing fee. Contact the Check-out Desk
at 845-569-3600 to find out the replacement cost for a
Unpaid replacement charges or overdue fines may prevent
graduates from receiving their diplomas and/or college
transcripts. Candidates for graduation will be notified of
any outstanding fines and fees owed so that their accounts can be
paid in full prior to commencement.