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Circulation Department: Welcome

COVID-19-related Service Announcements

To ensure the health and safety of library users, at this time, our circulation collections and stacks are accessible only to library faculty and staff. However, certain physical circulating resources are still available to LIU Brooklyn students, faculty, and staff via the Grab-and-Go Circulation services. The following procedures are in place for picking up and returning circulating LIU Brooklyn Library physical materials. 

1. All LIU Brooklyn Library circulating books to be picked up or returned will be quarantined before they are handled by library staff members.

2. To request a Brooklyn Library Circulating Book for pickup: 

Please email the books you would like to check out to:

Please use your official LIU email and include the following: Your name, LIU ID#, Book Title with a link to Library Catalog. 

Books from the LIU Brooklyn Library circulating collection (Catalog location: Brooklyn Circulation) can be requested for pickup. Search the Library Catalog.

3. Return a Brooklyn Library Book

In accordance with expert-recommended health and safety guidelines, books returned are quarantined for days before they are handled by library staff members. 

Please contact if you have any questions.


The Circulation Department is located on the fifth floor of the Library Learning Center (LLC). This is where patrons may:
Register for library access.
Borrow, renew [link to Renewals] and return materials.
Find and use Reserve Books.

Who can borrow?
Students who are currently enrolled and cleared with the Bursar, faculty who are currently teaching, and LIU employees may borrow from the Brooklyn Campus Library. LIU alumni may also borrow with their alumni cards. Students from schools participating in the Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB) consortium also have borrowing privileges.

Checking Out Materials

Loan Period
You must present your registered LIU ID card in order to check out books and videos. 
Your loan period is determined by what your status with the university is:
Students and alumni
Books: 28 days
Videos: 7 days

Faculty and staff
Books: 120 days
Videos: 7 days

ALB card holders 
Books: 14 days
Videos: on-site access

Loan periods may be shortened to the end of the semester in which the item is checked out. Students may have up to 25 books checked out at any time. Staff may have up to 40 books, Alumni may have five, and ALB cardholders may have two. Only three circulating videos may be taken out at a time by any borrower type.

The due date will be stamped inside the cover of every item you check out. It is your responsibility to make sure that all items are returned or renewed on or before their due dates. An overdue item begins to accrue fines the day after its due date. For more information, see Fines and Fees [link to Fines_and_Fees]

All library materials must be returned to the same desk where they were checked out. The library is not responsible for fines or charges that may occur if books are returned to the wrong location.


Circulation Desk:


Fees and Fines

For more information on fees and fines, please click here