Access, Circulation, Fines, & Lost Materials
Access to The Burke Library
The library access information below conforms to the general access policies of Columbia University Libraries. For more complete information about access to The Burke Library, please contact the CU Libraries Library Information Office located in Butler Library, or The Burke Library directly. Please note that a $20 fee for a picture ID may be charged. A map to the Library Information Office can be found here.
Circulation Policy by Material Type
|Type of Library Material
CU and UTS Faculty, Graduate students, and CU Undergraduates: Semester.
New York Theological Seminary, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Law: 4 weeks
Heath Sciences Library: 3 weeks
|Periodicals and Reference Books are Library use only. Microforms circulate and will be loaned for what is deemed a reasonable amount of time. Library does not have microform readers.
|Library use only. Consultation by appointment.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 851-5612
|Rare Books||Library use only. Consultation by appointment.
Contact email@example.com or (212) 851-0405
Circulation Policy for General Collection by Patron Category
|CU and UTS Faculty
|CU and UTS Graduate Students
|CU and UTS Board of Trustees
CU and UTS Visiting Scholars
|CU and UTS Staff
|CU and UTS Fee-paying Alumni/ae
|NYTS Faculty and Students
GTS Faculty and Students
UTS Adjunct Faculty
|4 weeks (with valid CU/UTS ID--contact The Burke Library for details)|
Fines & Lost Materials at The Burke Library
Fines are charged for overdue materials and replacement costs are assessed for lost/damaged materials.
|Material Category||Fines Assessed|
|Fines for non-reserve materials||
$0.25/day with a maximum fine of $7.50/item
$1.00/day for recalled materials with a maximum fine of $30.00/item
|Fines for reserve materials (3-hour loan period)||$1.00/hour with a maximum fine of $50.00/item|
|Fines for reserve materials (4-day loan period)||$1.50/day with a maximum fine of $50.00/item
|Charges for lost/damaged materials||If an item is not returned and the Library considers it lost, the standard replacement fee is $70.00 plus $30.00 for processing. Please note that these fees will be added to the fines for overdue materials. Fees for out-of-print and rare materials may be higher.