Access Services

Access Services

Access Services

The mission of the Access Services department of the Pace University Libraries is to be user-centered in providing circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan and stack maintenance services to meet the research needs of all students, faculty and staff.

SERVICES:

A barcode is required to borrow Pace library materials, to request books from the Connect NY consortium, and to request ILLiad Interlibrary Loans. You can get a library barcode at the Circulation Desk at any Pace library location. You can also email barcodes@pace.edu to request a barcode. Graduate Center Library patrons may call (914) 422-4384 to request a Library barcode. The barcode will serve as your library card. You will need a current Pace I.D., registration sticker or bursar receipt to receive a barcode.
Students and part-time staff may borrow books for four weeks. Faculty, administration and staff are given a full semester loan. The policy on reserve items varies; inquire at the Circulation Desk. DVDs and videos may be borrowed for three days with no renewals. Periodicals and reference books don't circulate. Students and part-time staff are allowed to borrow up to 15 items at a time. The maximum for faculty and full-time staff is 25 items. The due date for all books is provided on a "date due" receipt.
Two 4-week renewals are permitted if the book has not been requested by another reader. There are no renewals on reserve materials. You may not renew a book if it is more than 5 days overdue. You may renew books in person at the Circulation Desk, online in the library catalog, or by telephone (212-346-1332).
  • The fine on overdue books is 10 cents/day per book, excluding days the library is closed. The maximum fine for an overdue book is $25.00.
  • The fine on overdue hourly reserve books is $1.00/hour or part of an hour. You will be fined $5.00/day if you remove hourly reserve items or periodicals from the library, or if you do not return one-day or seven-day reserve books on time. Reserve book fines can accumulate as high as $100.
  • The overdue video/DVD fine is $2.00/day.
  • Borrowing privileges and access to student records (e.g. registration, transcripts, etc.) may be blocked when $10.00 or more is owed to the library.
You will be charged a replacement fee of $60.00, plus a processing fee of $15.00 if you lose a book. If the book is subsequently found and returned to the library, the replacement fee will be refunded. You may also elect to replace the lost book with an equivalent book (new; undamaged; same edition/year/publisher) and pay only the $15.00 processing fee. The replacement fee for lost or damaged DVDs/videos is $30.00. The fee for lost ConnectNY Books is $100.00.
If a book that you need is on loan to another reader, you may request that a hold be placed on the book. When the book is returned to the library, you will be notified that it is being held for you at the Circulation Desk. The Circulation Desk will hold the book for approximately one week.
Videocassettes and DVDs circulate for three days with no renewals. Viewing equipment is available on the second floor of the Birnbaum Library and on the first floor of the Mortola Library.
The library can recall checked-out books at any time to place them on reserve. If another patron needs a book it can be recalled from students and part-time staff after it has been checked out for two weeks, and from faculty or full-time staff after it has been checked out for four weeks. A fine of 50 cents/day per item will be charged for recalled items not returned by the recall date. Failure to return recalled items will result in suspension of borrowing privileges until the items are returned.
  • At the Birnbaum Library, provide the call number when requesting reserve material.
  • At the Mortola Library, provide your faculty member's name when requesting reserve material.
  • Reserve materials consist of popular reference books, readings assigned by your instructor and some annual reports. Check for reserve material by course or professor name on the online library catalog. A library barcode is required to request and to borrow reserve materials, usually for two hours in the library.
Connect NY is a consortium of New York State academic libraries that share collections. Books ordered from Connect NY generally arrive within 5 business days. Connect NY books are borrowed for your use from another library; please take good care of these items. The initial loan period is 42 days (six weeks). One 42-day renewal is allowed, although the lending library has the right to recall the book at any time. Fines are 10 cents/day for late returns. There is a $100 charge for lost or damaged books.
For materials that are not available either in the Pace or Connect NY collections, we use the ILLiad system. The service is free to members of the Pace Community. Use ILLiad to order journal articles that are not available via Pace’s subscriptions, or books that are not available in the Pace or Connect NY collections. Loan periods, renewals, and lost materials fees vary, as they are set by the lending institution.
The Pace University Library welcomes alumni. Alumni must obtain an alumni ID card from the Alumni Office. After you receive your card, the Alumni Office will provide you with a username and password that will allow you to log in to any of the computers in the library or computer labs. You can also use your user name and password to gain access to the wireless network from your personal laptop. Alumni are also given a printing allotment of $3.00 (equivalent to 50 black-and-white pages) per semester, free of charge. You are entitled to on-site use of library materials. At this time, no circulation privileges or remote access to library databases are available to alumni.
Pace Adult Resource Center (PARC) members are welcome to visit the Pace Libraries to use the books, periodicals, computers, and electronic resources. At this time, no circulation privileges or remote access to library databases are available to PARC members.
Researchers from outside the Pace University community must contact the library in advance to request access. Access may be granted to visitors with legitimate research needs for temporary, on-site use of our collections. Please email: Eloise Flood to apply for research access. In all circumstances, priority access to materials, services, and facilities will go to current Pace University affiliates. Visitors may be required to relinquish use of resources in certain instances. Access to certain computer resources may also be limited to current Pace University affiliates and may not be accessible to the general public. All resources are for on-site use only.
The Mortola Library maintains an open access policy for the local community and no appointments or advance preparations are required. As with our other libraries, however, priority access to materials, services, and facilities will go to current Pace University affiliates. Visitors may be required to relinquish use of resources in some instances. Access to certain computer resources may also be limited to current Pace University affiliates and may not be accessible to the general public. All resources are for on-site use only.
Visitors are welcome to the use the facilities and resources of the Pace University Graduate Center Library located at 1 Martine Ave. in White Plains, NY, but are required to schedule a visit. Please contact Michelle Lang at (914) 422-4384 or via email: Michelle Lang to arrange a visit. While we welcome visitors, priority is always given to Pace University students and faculty with regard to materials and services. Visitors may be required to relinquish use of resources in some instances. All resources are for on-site use only.
 

LIBRARY RESOURCES OUTSIDE PACE:

METRO referral cards allow on-site access to materials unavailable from Pace Libraries; many New York metropolitan libraries participate in the Metro Cards program. All students, faculty and staff in need of a referral card are encouraged to visit any of the Pace Library Reference Desks to apply.
The Pace Library is a member of the Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO). WALDO is a cooperative venture among many academic libraries in the New York metro area that allows reciprocal on-site access to a member libraries' students. Pace students are allowed to visit any of the WALDO member libraries and after displaying their current Pace ID card will have on-site access to many of their local resources. Pace faculty members have direct borrowing privileges for the circulating materials in those libraries by first getting a WALDO sticker from the Access Services Desk from any Pace Library location. To ensure admittance, please make sure to carry your current Pace ID when visiting a WALDO member library.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Eloise Flood
Head of Access Services
Birnbaum Library
New York City, NY
212.618.6901

    Circulation Desk
212.346.1332
Nadine MacDonald
Access Services Coordinator
Mortola Library
Pleasantville, NY
914.773.3854

    Circulation Desk
914.773.3380
Michelle Lang
Graduate Services Librarian
Graduate Center Library
White Plains, NY
914.422.4384