For general information and policies for borrowing books, see the Rensselaer Libraries Borrowing Policies
Some Architecture Library-specific Info and FAQs:
Can I check out journals / GA Document / GA Houses / GA Architect?
They are for library use only. They cannot be checked out except under unusual circumstances and with the approval of the librarian. There are scanners and a photocopier available.
What is the In-House Use Policy?
Journals and books used for research may be set aside on the book-carts or tables for one week. A note with your name and date must accompany the items. After a week, the items will be shelved unless the date is changed.
Can I return Folsom Library books to the Architecture Library, or Architecture books to Folsom?
How do I return books if the library is closed?
There is a book drop outside the main entrance to Folsom Library.
I brought my library book to studio to share, and now I can't find it. Am I still responsible for replacing it?
I checked out a book for a friend and they lost it. Am I still responsible for replacing it?
Posting - The foyer of the Architecture Library is used to display student projects, new library books, art, and event posters. Permission must be granted by the library staff before any materials are posted.
Food & Drink - In an effort to preserve and protect our resources, users must not eat in the library. With the exception of the computer/scanner areas, beverages are permitted IF they are in a closed, covered container. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Article 45 Section 4509 of New York State's Consolidated Laws for Civil Practice Law and Rules explicitly protects the privacy of individuals by prohibiting libraries from revealing borrower identity to third parties lacking proper jurisdictional authority. This law applies to all library services including Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Class Reserve records.
In compliance with New York State law, the Rensselaer Libraries will not reveal user specific information to any third party lacking jurisdictional authority without the prior approval of the library user to release that information.
With respect to Class Reserves, this means that faculty may only examine Class Reserves' usage records if the following two conditions are met: