The Briarcliffe College Library is dedicated to providing high-quality support and research services to students and faculty on all campuses.
The Briarcliffe College Libraries are equipped with:
The Briarcliffe College Library is dedicated to providing high quality support and research services to students and faculty. In order to achieve this outcome, the library seeks to:
The goals of the Briarcliffe College Library System are:
Briarcliffe College students currently enrolled in classes, faculty, and staff are permitted to take out circulating material. A valid Briarcliffe College ID is required to borrow material at the Library. Alumni may not check out books or use reserve material; however, alumni are welcome to use the resources in the library. Specific rules of circulation are as follows:
Reserve Books - Loans are for 2 hours. Patrons may not remove books from the library unless there has been an arrangement made between the instructor and the library. Late books receive a penalty of $1 per day until the end of the current day then $10 a day thereafter. Books that are over a week late will result in the borrower being billed for the entire value of the book as well as any accrued late fines.
Circulating Books - Patrons may take out books from the general collection for up to 28 days. There is no limit to the amount of books that can be borrowed. Overdue books accrue a late fine of 15 cents per day. Once fines reach $5, the account is restricted and borrowing privileges suspended until the fine is paid. Book that are over two months late are considered lost. Patrons will be billed for the replacement cost of the book and a $20 processing fee. Students will be billed for the amount through the Bursar. Faculty and staff will have borrowing privileges suspended until the fines are paid or the item(s) returned.
Videos - Videos may be borrowed by faculty. Two videos may be taken out at a time. Those borrowing copyrighted material for classroom usage must follow Briarcliffe College Copyright Clearance Protocols.
In order to support the mission of the College, the library has developed a collection development policy.
Budget priority will be given to the purchase of new materials to directly support curriculum needs of the major disciplines in the college. This will be followed by general education materials and then lastly to popular and general interest materials.
In order to acquire materials of direct relevance to the students, the College Librarians will take the following steps to address collections needs:
The Briarcliffe College Library offers comprehensive Information Literacy instruction sessions. These workshops offer students valuable hands-on training on how to access, use and evaluate information resources. They are a valuable supplement to courses such as Collegiate Learning to specific courses in all subject areas.
An Information Literacy Workshop request form is available at all libraries and online. This form must be completed and submitted in person or via email to the Library staff. The courtesy of at least one week's notice is requested. A Library staff member will respond and confirm the appointment.
Briarcliffe College is a member of LILRC, and can access books and articles that are owned by other libraries. To request specific articles please come to the library during normal operating hours and fill out an interlibrary request form located at the circulation desk. Please allow up to two weeks before arrival of requested materials. You may also request material from other branch libraries for overnight delivery. Just speak to one of the staff at the circulation desk.
Library patrons are responsible for the material checked out. All borrowers are included in this policy. A borrower is responsible for returning materials in the same condition in which the materials were loaned and to return them in a timely manner. The library alerts borrowers when an item is overdue. Lack of notice, however, does not mean the borrower is exempt from these responsibilities.
Borrowers are notified when an item is overdue. At the end of the month the item was due, if the item was not returned, the borrower will be charged for the replacement cost of the item plus a $20 processing fee. The charge is applied to the patron's account at the Bursar. If the item is returned, the charge is reversed and the patron will only be responsible for overdue fines.
If a patron claims an item has been returned but it is showing as "overdue" or "lost" in the catalog and is not on the shelf, a Fine Appeal and Claim Form must be completed by patron. The item will be classified as "claimed returned" for a two month period (or until the week before the end of the semester) and the patron may continue to borrow books for that time. The library staff will make a concerted effort to locate the item. If the item is found, the patron will be notified and all charges removed. If the item is not found after that two month period, the item will be classified as "lost" and the patron will be charged for the replacement.
Any patron with library fines over $5 will have their account blocked until the fine total is brought under $5. Patrons who repeatedly have lost, overdue or damaged material may have their borrowing privileges temporarily suspended.
If an item is returned damaged, the patron will be charged for its replacement plus a $20 processing fee. Patrons are responsible for alerting the library staff if an item is checked out to them in damaged condition.
If a lost item is subsequently returned to the library after the patron has been billed and paid the replacement fee, that fee and the processing fee will be waived but the patron will be responsible for the overdue charges.
Briarcliffe College as a member of the LILRC consortium has access to other research libraries in the Long Island region. Please enquire about gaining access to these libraries at the circulation desk during normal operating hours. For more information concerning this program and the list of participating libraries please see http://www.lilrc.org/progsvce/rlp.php.
Printing is free up to 50 pages per student per day. If a print job is going to be more than 50 pages, the patron should contact the librarian to determine whether the print job can be consolidated or if there can be a waiver in this policy.
After 50 pages, there is a 10 cent per page charge.
It is our goal at the Briarcliffe College Library to create an environment supportive of the programs of study and the intellectual development of Briarcliffe College students. Reserve copies of some textbooks are available in the library. Textbooks may be used in the Library for up to two hours. A valid Briarcliffe ID is needed. Reserve textbooks are not a substitute for purchasing your own copy of the required class textbooks.
Textbooks are a part of a student's expected cost of education and it is the student's responsibility to acquire them. An instructor may choose to place a copy of a textbook on reserve for a particular course.
Required textbooks for classes are generally not purchased by the Library. There are several reasons for this:
The library encourages the use of its space for special events and presentations. Please contact the Library Director if you have a presentation that you would like to have in the library.
Located at 1055 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
Phone - 516-918-3627
Located at 225 West Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone - 631-730-2006
Located at 30-30 Thomson Ave., Suite 502, Long Island City, NY 11101
|Andrew Gibson||Director of Library Services||AGibson@bcl.edu||631-730-2006; 516-918-3627; 516-918-3628|
|Elizabeth Trapasso||Librarian||ETrapasso@bcl.edu||631-730-2006; 516-918-3627|
|Jeremy Lauber||Electronic Services Librarian/Queens Librarian||JLauber@bcl.edu||516-918-3627|
|Matt Still||Library Assistant||MStill@bcl.edu||516-918-3627|
|Kristie Francis||Library Assistant||KFrancis@bcl.edu||631-730-2006|
|Normal Operating Hours|
|Bethpage Hours||Queens Hours||Patchogue Hours|
|Monday||8:00am to 9:00pm||8:00am to 6:00pm||8:00am to 9:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am to 9:00pm||8:00am to 6:00pm||8:00am to 9:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am to 9:00pm||8:00am to 6:00pm||8:00am to 9:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am to 9:00pm||8:00am to 6:00pm||8:00am to 9:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am to 4:00pm||9:00am to 3:00pm||8:00am to 4:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am to 2:00pm (Open First Two Saturdays Each Month)||CLOSED||9:00am to 2:00pm (Closed First Two Saturdays Each Month)|
ALL HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS OR OTHER EMERGENCIES