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Policies


Item Type Loan Period Overdue Fees Renew?
Books 4 weeks $0.20/day 2 renewals of 2 weeks
Reserves 2 hours In-House $2.00/hour 0
ILL Varies $5.00/day Varies
1-Day Loans 1 day $5.00/day 0
DVDS / Blu Ray 7 days $1.00/day 1 renewal of 1 week
16mm Films 7 days $5.00/day 0
Equipment 1 day $12.00/day 0

Students can borrow a max of 30 items. Of those items, up to 3 may be items borrowed from the Equipment Loan Office.

Lost item fees are $90.00 unless otherwise noted.

Books marked "non-circulating" or "reference" cannot be checked out of the Library without special permission. Current faculty, students and staff in good standing with the Library may check out, upon a Librarian's approval, non-circulating stacks books. For approval go to the Reference Desk to ask a librarian.

Item Type Loan Period Overdue Fees Renew?
Books 4 weeks $0.20/day 2 renewals of 2 weeks
Reserves 2 hours In-House* $2.00/hour 0
ILL Varies $5.00/day Varies
1-Day Loans 1 day $5.00/day 0
DVDS / Blu Ray 7 days $1.00/day 1 renewal of 1 week
16mm Films 7 days $5.00/day 0
Equipment 1 day $12.00/day 0

Faculty & staff can borrow a max of 30 items. Of those items, up to 3 may be items borrowed from the Equipment Loan Office.

Lost item fees are $90.00 unless otherwise noted.

*Faculty can speak to reserve staff to request permission to take reserve items outside the Library.

Books marked "non-circulating" or "reference" cannot be checked out of the Library without special permission. Current faculty, students and staff in good standing with the Library may check out, upon a Librarian's approval, non-circulating stacks books. For approval go to the Reference Desk to ask a librarian.

Lost Item Fines
All Library patrons (faculty, staff and students) are required to pay for lost items on their Library record. The fine for a lost book is $90.00. This covers the cost of the replacement as well as processing costs.


Paying Late Fines

All fines must be paid in the Bursar's Office; the Library cannot accept payments. Library fines can be paid by check, credit card, exact change or money order. The Bursar does not give change and will apply any balances owed to the patron's tuition. In order to pay fines, you must obtain a fine slip at the Circulation Desk which indicates the amount owed, and submit the slip with payment at the Bursar's Office. The Bursar's Office will provide you with a yellow receipt that must be returned to the Circulation Desk in order to clear your fines.


Outstanding Fines

Patrons with outstanding fines amounting to or exceeding $10.00 cannot borrow or renew books, including reserve materials, or use ILL until fines are paid. Students with outstanding fines of any amount at the end of their final semester cannot graduate until fines are paid.

Any Pratt Institute student, faculty or staff member interested in filming or taking still images inside the Libraries is required to fill out a permission form at the Brooklyn Campus’ Library Reference Desk. All shoots must be course-related.

The Libraries accept gifts and funds for materials using the same criteria it applies to purchases. However, the Library reserves the right to make use of donations as materials for exchange or sale in order to best strengthen the collection. The Library determines the cataloging, classification, housing and circulation policies of gift materials. Learn more here.

The purpose of the Libraries’ collection development policy document is to make clear the scope of the materials collected and priorities for the selection of those materials. Read the complete policy here.

The Brooklyn Campus Library acts as a repository of theses, the final academic project required for graduation from most of Pratt's graduate programs. The Libraries have prepared a thesis submission guide to prepare students.

The Pratt Institute Libraries' collections are intended primarily for use by current faculty, students and staff. However, access and borrowing privileges may be provided for persons not currently affiliated with the Institute. Learn more in our visitor guide.