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Circulation Department: Registration


No Barcode Needed for LIU Students and Staff (Use LIU Email Credentials)

No library barcode is needed to borrow books and DVDs anymore! Instead, for registered students, LIU credentials (email username and password) will be used to check out materials and access electronic resources remotely. You must present your registered LIU ID card in order to check out books and videos.

LIU card holders (matriculated students, faculty, and staff) have access to everything: borrowing privileges, databases, and interlibrary loan.

Alumni are allowed borrowing privileges with an LIU card, but no access to databases or interlibrary loan. 

Students who are not currently cleared with the bursar but are attending classes must bring to the library a bill from the bursar which has been stamped “cleared” or “temporarily cleared” for the current semester. You will need to present this bill every time you wish to check out titles until the bursar clears your account. Please keep in mind that even after clearing your account it can take up to two weeks for the bursar’s system to be updated. You will need to continue to show your stamped and dated bill until then for library privileges.

If you are a student who is not currently taking classes, but need access to the library because you are finishing an incomplete, working on a thesis, or any other school-related reason, ask for a “Request For Library Privileges” form at the Circulation Desk. Part of this form must be filled out and signed by your department head or faculty advisor.

Brooklyn Alumni must obtain an Alumni Association Card from the Alumni office and register it at the Circulation Desk. You will need to present a valid State ID or Driver’s License in addition to your Alumni Card when checking out titles.

Students from ALB schools must obtain an ALB card from their school’s library each semester and have a valid I.D. from their school in order to check out books from L.I.U.

Your library card or credentials cannot be used at the library by anyone else. Do not give your card to anyone else to use. If your card is lost or stolen, report it to Circulation immediately so that it can be disabled. You must do this in order to avoid being held responsible for any unauthorized transactions.

Questions Regarding Your ID?

For more information, please check the LIU’s New University ID Card and the Library LibGuide for more information.

Please contact the Circulation Department for help: (718) 488-1080.

Library Access Policy

Click here for more information about Library Access.