The circulating book collection (books that may be taken out of the library with a valid Molloy ID card) are located in the stack rooms within the James E. Tobin Library on the main campus in Rockville Centre. There are two Patron Service points within the library. The primary Patron Service point is in the main Reference Area of the library (the front desk upon entering the library). The second Patron Service point is located on the first floor of the library within Patron Services/Rochelle Sager Media Center. Signage within the library will direct you to these areas.
There is no charge to use circulating collections (books and media); however there are fees for circulating materials that are not returned. Any fees associated with materials not returned to the library are the responsibility of the cardholder.
The circulating collections are available to faculty members, students, administrators and staff of Molloy College.
These materials can be found in the Molloy Catalog and are shelved by Library of Congress call numbers.
Access to Circulating Collections
A valid Molloy ID card is required to check out any circulating material. Patrons without a Molloy ID card will be asked to write information for Patron Services staff member so they can be looked up in the library system to verify they have an active library account. If patron is not in the library system, they will not be permitted to take books out of the library. However, patrons are permitted to use circulating books (books on shelves in the stack rooms within the library) and reference books (use within library). These materials can be found in the Molloy Catalog and are shelved by Library of Congress call numbers.
Please be advised that there is an overnight activation period before being able to use the new ID card in the library. This means that library patrons will be unable to check out any physical materials. Databases and E-Reserves, however, may be accessed immediately on or off campus.
ID cards may be obtained at Public Safety, 516.323.3500.
ILLiad is a "paperless" and fully automated Interlibrary Loan system is available to faculty members, students, administrators and staff of Molloy College.
After a one-time process of setting up an account, patrons will be able to login and request books and/or articles and monitor the progress of those requests. For articles, patrons will be able to retrieve .pdf copies of the material directly from within their ILLiad account, as well as check due dates and / or request an extension on a book.
Before initiating the request, think about the following:
The loan period for books is defined in the table below by patron type. Books may be renewed twice either over the phone (516.323.3912), or online.* If additional renewals are needed the books must be presented in person to a Patron Services staff member.
Faculty members, students, administrators and staff of Molloy College must provide either their Molloy ID #, or their fourteen-digit barcode # located on the back of their Molloy ID card.
If borrowed book has been requested by another patron, the book cannot be renewed and should be returned to the library on or before the due date.
*Please be advised that patron needs to set up an account to renew online.
Any fees associated with materials not returned to the library are the responsibility of cardholder.
Payment for materials not returned may be made in cash or check. If paid by check, library account will not be cleared for seven business days.
If a library patron fails to return books or media items and has unpaid fees borrowing privileges will be suspended. Borrowing privileges will immediately resume once fees have been paid.
In the case of extreme delinquency, the Bursar will place a "Hold" on the student's account, which would impact their ability to register for future classes and/or receive a diploma upon graduation.
Reference Books are for student use within the library and cannot be checked out. However, reference books may be taken out for use by faculty on a limited time basis. Interested faculty should contact Patron Services at 516-323-3912 for more information.
|Patron type||Material type||Loan period||Renewal period||Number of Renewals||Max # of materials at a time|
|Faculty||Book Circulating||90 days||30 days||2||50|
|Doctoral student||Book Circulating||90 days||30 days||2||50|
|Graduate student||Book Circulating||90 days||30 days||2||10|
|Fordham student||Book Circulating||90 days||30 days||2||10|
|Undergraduate student||Book Circulating||40 days||40 days||2||10|
|Administrator||Book Circulating||90 days||30 days||2||10|
|Staff||Book Circulating||90 days||30 days||2||10|
Cost for replacement
|Faculty||Book Circulating||Cost of book|
|Doctoral student||Book Circulating||Cost of book|
|Graduate student||Book Circulating||Cost of book|
|Fordham student||Book Circulating||Cost of book|
|Undergraduate student||Book Circulating||Cost of book|
|Administrator||Book Circulating||Cost of book|
|Staff||Book Circulating||Cost of book|