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    Borrowing books

    Currently enrolled ECC students and current ECC employees may borrow up to six books at a time, for three weeks, from any of the three ECC libraries.  They must use their ECC ID cards in order to do so. 

    Residents of Erie County, NY, including alumni, may borrow up to four books, for three weeks, from the ECC North or South Campus libraries by using picture ID and registering as a patron.

    Those who work in Erie County, NY, may borrow up to four books, for three weeks, from the ECC North or South Campus libraries by using proof of employment and registering as a patron.

    Current SUNY students/faculty from campuses other than ECC may borrow up to four books, for three weeks, from the ECC City, North or South Campus libraries as part of the SUNY Open Access program.  Current SUNY ID and proof of address are required.

    AcademicSHARE users may borrow up to four books, for three weeks, from the ECC North, South, or City Campus libraries.

    The AcademicSHARE program of the Western New York Library Resources Council allows participating member libraries and library systems to borrow and lend materials to library patrons who are in good standing. A valid ID card from the patron’s home institution allows patrons to borrow from and have on-site access to library materials at other participating WNYLRC member academic libraries.

    Renewing books

    Library books can be renewed one time.  Renewals can be made in person, by telephone or via the Internet.  To renew by telephone, borrowers can call the library circulation desk from which they borrowed the book (City 851-1074, North 851-1273, South 851-1772).  To renew via the Internet:

    Go to the library homepage at http://www.ecc.edu/library

    • Click on My Account in the menu.
    • Sign into My Account with your ID card and PIN.
    • Click on "Your Account" at the top of the page.
    • Click on "Loans."
    • Click on "Renew All" or on the number of the item you wish to renew and "Renew."

    Borrowing laptops and iPads

    Only ECC students, faculty and staff can borrow the laptop computers and iPads available in the ECC libraries.

    • Laptops and iPads are for in-library use only.
    • Laptop computers and iPads may be borrowed for up to 2 hours.  A late fee of $.50 per hour will be charged.
    • Laptop and iPad users must have a current ECC ID card and an active campus network account.

    Lost or late materials

    Late Returns

    • The owner of the ID used to borrow an item is responsible for its return.
    • Please check the due date stamped in the borrowed items and return them on or before that date.

    Lost Materials

    • If an item is lost, please contact the library immediately.  
    • An item not returned six weeks after its due date is considered lost, and a bill will be sent to the borrower for its cost, plus a $10 billing fee.  
    • If an item designated as lost is returned, the borrower will be responsible for paying the late fines.  
    • All fees and fines are nonrefundable.  
    • If an item is out of print and no cost can be determined, the borrower will be charged $20 for paperbacks and $40 for hardbound and the $10 billing fee.  
    • Audiovisual material will be billed at the replacement cost.