Answered By: Sebastien Marion Last Updated: Oct 13, 2015 Views: 1195
Reserve books are the library’s most heavily used materials and are placed in the reserve collections of any NYIT library. These are housed at the circulation desk and can not be removed from the library. They may be used on-site for three hours and renewed for an additional 3 hours. To use these materials a borrower must have a valid NYIT ID. Reserve books that are returned late are charged a fine of $1 per hour for each hour a reserve book is overdue within the first 24 hours (see policy).
Reference books are books that cannot be checked out to patrons. These books provide valuable information that must be available to all patrons at all times. Generally, reference books tend to be comprehensive resources on a particular subjects or summaries of information on a broad range of subjects. Reference books include encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, and atlases. Patrons do not need an ID to access reference books, but they may not remove these materials from the library.