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How Do I?: Borrow and Renew

Borrow and Renew

To learn more about borrowing and renewing items at the USMA Library, click on your category below.

 

Can I borrow books, DVDs, and other materials from the USMA Library?

  • Yes! There is no limit to how many items you can check out at once.

What is my library card? Where do I check out books?

  • Your CAC is used to check out materials at the Front Desk, located in the rotunda on the 1st floor of Jefferson Hall (near the Jefferson Statue).

What is my library ID?

  • Your C# (you can find this on CIS, or ask us to look it up for you)

How long can I borrow this item for?

Material Type

Loan Period

Renewals

Books

28 days

Unlimited during academic year

ConnectNY

42 days

One renewal of 42 days

Inter-Library Loan

21 days

Varies – contact us!

Government Documents

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

CDs

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

DVDs/Videos

7 days

One renewal of 14 days

* Renewals are permitted as long as no recalls or holds have been placed for the item

How do I renew an item?

  • Click here and log in to your account using your West Point O365 sign in.
  • Once you are logged in, look in the status column to find the due date.
  • If you want to renew, check the box to the left of the item you want to renew, and click “Renew Selected” or choose to “Renew All.” You will be asked “The following item(s) will be renewed, would you like to proceed?” Click “Yes.”
    • If the renewal was not successful, you will see a message that “Not all renewals were successful. See details below.” There will be a message in the status section on why it was not successful. Bring the item back, or contact us to find out more.

Where do I return materials?

  • You can return materials to the Front Desk where you checked them out. You can leave them in the book return to the left of the desk, at the base of the stairs, or you can hand them to the staff member at the Front Desk.

Why did I receive a library notice?

  • ConnectNY or InterLibrary Loan: You will receive an email that says “The items requested are available at the circulation desk. Please pick up within 48 hours.” Visit the Front Desk and tell the staff member your name, and that you are picking up a book you requested from another library.
  • Overdue book(s) or multimedia: You will receive a notice from the library asking to return the overdue item(s). If you do not return the item by the 3rd notice, it will be considered lost. You will be required to return, replace, or pay for the item(s) in order to have your library privileges restored.
    • For books, the first notice is on the 3rd day an item is overdue. The second notice is one week after the item is overdue. The third notice is two weeks after the item is overdue.
    • For multimedia items (DVDs, CDs, etc.), the first notice is on the first day an item is overdue. The second notice is the third day after the item is overdue. The third notice is on the fifth day after the item is overdue.

What if I lose an item I checked out?

  • You are responsible for providing replacement copies. Stop by the library, and we will give you the information necessary to get an exact replacement of the item you lost.
  • Once you have the replacement item, bring it to the Front Desk. The staff member will make a note in your account that you brought a replacement item to the library. The staff member will bring it to the head of our Collection department who will approve or disapprove of the replacement. If it is approved, the item will be removed from your account. If it is not approved, we will contact you.
  • If a replacement copy is not available, you will be charged $100. Payment is required in the form of a money order or check made out to the “Treasurer of the United States.” We strongly prefer you to replace the item instead of this option.
  • If you have materials in a “billed” status, you will not be able to check out study rooms or any additional items from the library until you replace the item or pay the fee.

Can I borrow books, DVDs, and other materials from the USMA Library?

  • Yes! You can also sponsor a library account for your spouse, and borrow books on behalf of your children. There is no limit to how many items you can check out at once.

What is my library card? Where do I check out books?

  • Your CAC is used to check out materials at the Front Desk, located in the rotunda on the 1st floor of Jefferson Hall (near the Jefferson Statue).

What is my library ID?

  • Your EDIPI/DoD ID number on the back of your CAC

How long can I borrow this item for?

Material Type

Loan Period

Renewals

Books

1 semester

One renewal of 1 semester

ConnectNY

42 days

One renewal of 42 days

Inter-Library Loan

21 days

Varies – contact us!

Government Documents

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

CDs

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

DVDs/Videos

7 days

One renewal of 14 days

* Renewals are permitted as long as no recalls or holds have been placed for the item

How do I renew an item?

  • Click here and log in to your account using your West Point O365 log in.
  • Once you are logged in, look in the status column to find the due date.
  • If you want to renew, check the box to the left of the item you want to renew, and click “Renew Selected” or choose to “Renew All.” You will be asked “The following item(s) will be renewed, would you like to proceed?” Click “Yes.”
    • If the renewal was not successful, you will see a message that “Not all renewals were successful. See details below.” There will be a message in the status section on why it was not successful. Bring the item back, or contact us to find out more.

Where do I return materials?

  • You can return materials to the Front Desk where you checked them out. You can leave them in the book return to the left of the desk, at the base of the stairs, or you can hand them to the staff member at the Front Desk.

Why did I receive a library notice?

  • ConnectNY or InterLibrary Loan: You will receive an email that says “The items requested are available at the circulation desk. Please pick up within 48 hours.” Visit the Front Desk and tell the staff member your name, and that you are picking up a book you requested from another library.
  • Overdue book(s) or multimedia: You will receive a notice from the library asking to return the overdue item(s). If you do not return the item by the 3rd notice, it will be considered lost. You will be required to return, replace, or pay for the item(s) in order to have your library privileges restored.
    • For books, the first notice is on the 3rd day an item is overdue. The second notice is one week after the item is overdue. The third notice is two weeks after the item is overdue.
    • For multimedia items (DVDs, CDs, etc.), the first notice is on the first day an item is overdue. The second notice is the third day after the item is overdue. The third notice is on the fifth day after the item is overdue.

What if I lose an item I checked out?

  • You are responsible for providing replacement copies. Stop by the library, and we will give you the information necessary to get an exact replacement of the item you lost.
  • Once you have the replacement item, bring it to the Front Desk. The staff member will make a note in your account that you brought a replacement item to the library. The staff member will bring it to the head of our Collection department who will approve or disapprove of the replacement. If it is approved, the item will be removed from your account. If it is not approved, we will contact you.
  • If a replacement copy is not available, you will be charged $100. Payment is required in the form of a money order or check made out to the “Treasurer of the United States.” We strongly prefer you to replace the item instead of this option.
  • If you have materials in a “billed” status, you will not be able to check out any additional items from the library until you replace the item or pay the fee.

Can I borrow books, DVDs, and other materials from the USMA Library?

  • Yes! You can also sponsor a library account for your spouse, and borrow books on behalf of your children. There is no limit to how many items you can check out at once.

What is my library card? Where do I check out books?

  • Your CAC is used to check out materials at the Front Desk, located in the rotunda on the 1st floor of Jefferson Hall (near the Jefferson Statue).

What is my library ID?

  • Your EDIPI/DoD ID number on the back of your CAC

How long can I borrow this item for?

Material Type

Loan Period

Renewals

Books

28 days

Unlimited during academic year

ConnectNY

42 days

One renewal of 42 days

Inter-Library Loan

21 days

Varies – contact us!

Government Documents

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

CDs

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

DVDs/Videos

7 days

One renewal of 14 days

* Renewals are permitted as long as no recalls or holds have been placed for the item

How do I renew an item?

  • Click here and log in to your account using your Name and Library ID. We changed our system during Summer 2019, so if you have not accessed your account since then you will need to go to the USMA Library Front Desk and get a new account.
  • Once you are logged in, look in the status column to find the due date.
  • If you want to renew, check the box to the left of the item you want to renew, and click “Renew Selected” or choose to “Renew All.” You will be asked “The following item(s) will be renewed, would you like to proceed?” Click “Yes.”
    • If the renewal was not successful, you will see a message that “Not all renewals were successful. See details below.” There will be a message in the status section on why it was not successful. Bring the item back, or contact us to find out more.

Where do I return materials?

  • You can return materials to the Front Desk where you checked them out. You can leave them in the book return to the left of the desk, at the base of the stairs, or you can hand them to the staff member at the Front Desk.

Why did I receive a library notice?

  • ConnectNY or InterLibrary Loan: You will receive an email that says “The items requested are available at the circulation desk. Please pick up within 48 hours.” Visit the Front Desk and tell the staff member your name, and that you are picking up a book you requested from another library.
  • Overdue book(s) or multimedia: You will receive a notice from the library asking to return the overdue item(s). If you do not return the item by the 3rd notice, it will be considered lost. You will be required to return, replace, or pay for the item(s) in order to have your library privileges restored.
    • For books, the first notice is on the 3rd day an item is overdue. The second notice is one week after the item is overdue. The third notice is two weeks after the item is overdue.
    • For multimedia items (DVDs, CDs, etc.), the first notice is on the first day an item is overdue. The second notice is the third day after the item is overdue. The third notice is on the fifth day after the item is overdue.

What if I lose an item I checked out?

  • You are responsible for providing replacement copies. Stop by the library, and we will give you the information necessary to get an exact replacement of the item you lost.
  • Once you have the replacement item, bring it to the Front Desk. The staff member will make a note in your account that you brought a replacement item to the library. The staff member will bring it to the head of our Collection department who will approve or disapprove of the replacement. If it is approved, the item will be removed from your account. If it is not approved, we will contact you.
  • If a replacement copy is not available, you will be charged $100. Payment is required in the form of a money order or check made out to the “Treasurer of the United States.” We strongly prefer you to replace the item instead of this option.
  • If you have materials in a “billed” status, you will not be able to check out any additional items from the library until you replace the item or pay the fee.

Can I borrow books, DVDs, and other materials from the USMA Library?

  • Yes! Your spouse sponsors a library account for you, and once you have your account you may also borrow books on behalf of your children. There is no limit to how many items you can check out at once.

What is my library card? Where do I check out books?

  • We issue you a library card to use to check out materials at the Front Desk, located in the rotunda on the 1st floor of Jefferson Hall (near the Jefferson Statue).

What is my library ID?

  • The number below the barcode on your library card.

How long can I borrow this item for?

Material Type

Loan Period

Renewals

Books

28 days

Unlimited during academic year

ConnectNY

42 days

One renewal of 42 days

Inter-Library Loan

21 days

Varies – contact us!

Government Documents

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

CDs

14 days

One renewal of 14 days

DVDs/Videos

7 days

One renewal of 14 days

* Renewals are permitted as long as no recalls or holds have been placed for the item

How do I renew an item? How do I check the due date?

  • Click here and log in to your account using your Name and Library ID. We changed our system during Summer 2019, so if you have not accessed your account since then you will need to go to the USMA Library Front Desk and get a new account.
  • Once you are logged in, look in the status column to find the due date.
  • If you want to renew, check the box to the left of the item you want to renew, and click “Renew Selected” or choose to “Renew All.”
    • You will be asked “The following item(s) will be renewed, would you like to proceed?” Click “Yes.”
    • If the renewal was not successful, you will see a message that “Not all renewals were successful. See details below.” There will be a message in the status section on why it was not successful. Bring the item back, or contact us to find out more.

Where do I return materials?

  • You can return materials to the Front Desk where you checked them out. You can leave them in the book return to the left of the desk, at the base of the stairs, or you can hand them to the staff member at the Front Desk.

Why did I receive a library notice?

  • ConnectNY or InterLibrary Loan: You will receive an email that says “The items requested are available at the circulation desk. Please pick up within 48 hours.” Visit the Front Desk and tell the staff member your name, and that you are picking up a book you requested from another library.
  • Overdue book(s) or multimedia: You will receive a notice from the library asking to return the overdue item(s). If you do not return the item by the 3rd notice, it will be considered lost. You will be required to return, replace, or pay for the item(s) in order to have your library privileges restored.      
    • For books, the first notice is on the 3rd day an item is overdue. The second notice is one week after the item is overdue. The third notice is two weeks after the item is overdue.
    • For multimedia items (DVDs, CDs, etc.), the first notice is on the first day an item is overdue. The second notice is the third day after the item is overdue. The third notice is on the fifth day after the item is overdue.

What if I lose an item I checked out?

  • Your sponsor is responsible for providing replacement copies. Stop by the library, and we will give you the information necessary to get an exact replacement of the item you lost.
  • Once you have the replacement item, bring it to the Front Desk. The staff member will make a note in your account that you brought a replacement item to the library. The staff member will bring it to the head of our Collection department who will approve or disapprove of the replacement. If it is approved, the item will be removed from your account. If it is not approved, we will contact you.
  • If a replacement copy is not available, you will be charged $100. Payment is required in the form of a money order or check made out to the “Treasurer of the United States.” We strongly prefer you to replace the item instead of this option.
  • If you have materials in a “billed” status, you will not be able to check out any additional items from the library until you replace the item or pay the fee. The sponsor for your account will not be able to out-process the library until the item is replaced or the fee is paid.

Can I borrow books, DVDs, and other materials from the USMA Library?

  • No, IAW Library Policy Operating Memorandum No. 2-1 Circulation of Library Materials, borrowing privileges are limited to
    • Cadets
    • Cadet Candidates
    • USMA and USMAPS faculty and their spouses, who may also borrow on behalf of their children.
    • West Point GS staff (non-contract employees) and their spouses, who may also borrow on behalf of their children.
    • Members of the U.S. military stationed at West Point and their spouses, who may also borrow on behalf of their children.
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