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Have a question about the Standish Library? Explore this guide for answers to frequently asked questions.
Last Updated: Oct 14, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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How long may I borrow a book? A CD?

Students may borrow books for 56 days, and CDs for 7 days. Books can be renewed.


Is there a limit on the number of books I can check out?

No. As long as you can get all of your books back on time there is no limit to the number you can take out (If you have overdue items you may not be allowed to take out more books).

What is the charge for an overdue book?

10 cents/day, with a $3 maximum charge per book. If the book is lost, there is also a replacement charge.  You must pay for any charges accrued on your library account before graduating.

The computer says this book is available, but I can’t find it on the shelf. Where else could it be?

It could be in the following places: Someone is using it in the library, it is shelved in the wrong place, it is waiting to be shelved, or the book may be lost. Ask a Reference Librarian to help you find it.


Do you have videos or films that I can borrow?

All videos (except for items on Reserve) are located on the Lower Level near the AV/Reserve Service Desk. They can be checked out for 48 hours (students) or 7 days (faculty). You MUST have a barcoded ID to borrow videos.


Is there a place to view videos in the Library?

Yes! There are TV/VCR/DVD players in the audiovisual carrels. For group viewing there is an Audio Visual Screening Room on the Lower Level. It can hold up to 60 people. Faculty can also reserve this room for classes to view films, videos or slides.


Can I check out a book if I am not a Siena student?

Only if you are alumni, St. Bernard's student, or if you have a Direct Access Program (DAP) card from another library.


Can I check out reference books or journals?

No, these materials must stay in the Library.  You can photocopy or scan these books if you need a particular chapter or article.


Can I renew my items online?


Does the Library have textbooks to check out?


Does the Library lend laptops?


Does the Library have anything fun to read?

We do! It's called the McNaughton collection.  This unique print collection is aimed at offering the faculty, staff and students at Siena a variety of  current and popular titles which cover a wide range of genres including, but not limited to, literary fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and romance. There is even a few young adult titles thrown in there. We also wanted to make sure that we included a small selection of non-fiction to choose from like biographies, histories, and social commentaries for the those who prefer to "keep it real!"

Our collection contains approximately 200 books which will be periodically rotated out and augmented with about 15 new titles each semester.

For a complete list of all the titles in the Standish Library's McNaughton Collection, visit the Library Catalog and search for "McNaughton" in the note field.

Circulation and Reserves

Visit the Circulation & Reserves page for more information.


Contact Information

Kariann Kakeh, Circulation Supervisor
(518) 782-6718;

Zach Pickens, Evening Supervisor
(518) 782-6740;


Student Loan Periods


Faculty and Staff Loan Periods


St. Bernard's Student Loan Periods


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