Borrowing PoliciesBooks may be borrowed for 21 days and may be renewed for an additional 21 days, if not requested by another individual. A borrower has a maximum number of five loans. All borrowed material must be returned by the last day of examinations. Reference books, archival materials, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets and audiovisual materials do not circulate.
- General Circulation Items: Ten cents (10¢) per day overdue (including days on which the library is closed) to a maximum of the current price of the item.
- Reserve Items: One dollar and twenty cents ($1.20) per overdue hour to a maximum of the current price of the item.
- Damaged Items: Overdue fines up to and including the date the item is reported damaged, plus an amount to be determined by the extent of damage (not to exceed current price of the item), plus a processing charge of ten ($10.00) dollars.
- Lost Items: Current price of the item, plus a processing charge of ten ($10.00) dollars.
CUNY students or faculty with a current, activated ID card can borrow books from the Hostos Library. CUNY IDs must be activated at the home campus or it will not be honored. Hostos does not honor Alumni cards from other CUNY campuses.