To borrow materials, all students, faculty, and staff need to show a current CSE photo identification card at the Circulation Desk. The library will affix a barcode sticker to the back of your ID card.
You may borrow as many books or other library materials as you need. There is no borrowing limit.
Borrowing may be restricted, however, if library materials are not returned in a timely manner. All items circulate except library laptops, periodicals, and reference books.
You must have a CSE ID card in order to borrow books in-person at CSE or FDU and to request books from FDU or borrow from other libraries. If you don't have one, contact the Student Services Office in Santa Rita Hall to schedule an appointment.
Books – 28 days
Videos – 1 week
Library Laptops – 2 hours
Reserves – specified by instructor
Interlibrary Loan – specified by lending library
Library items that do circulate are to be returned at the Circulation desk or to the drop box in front of the library on or before the specified due date. Items such as reserves and laptops are to be returned to the Circulation desk ONLY.
Items may be renewed once, either in person or online through CoolCAT. To renew online, login to your CoolCat account here. You may use either your student/staff ID number (on the back of your CSE ID card) or your library barcode number (on sticker affixed to back of CSE ID card).
Books – $0.20 per day
Videos, DVDs, and/or Reserves – $1.00 per day
Library Laptops – $1.00 per 10 minutes
Interlibrary Loans – $1.00 per day (applies to students, staff, and faculty)
A replacement and processing fee is charged to replace all lost or misplaced items.
Interlibrary Borrowing Request
Items not available at Mahoney Library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Borrowing. Allow 1-2 weeks for journal articles and 2-4 weeks for books. Items needed from either Fairleigh-Dickinson campus may be requested online. Delivery time is usually 3-4 days. Interlibrary items picked up from Mahoney Library must be returned to Mahoney Library.
Reminder: You may go directly to an FDU library or you may request via CoolCat that the book be delivered to CSE's Mahoney Library for pickup.
Contact Marina Gruenman, Interlibrary Loan Librarian, at (973) 290-4258 with questions.
Under NJ State Law, library patron circulation and registration records are confidential.
Faculty Reserve Request
Faculty may designate library-owned materials (except for Reference materials and periodicals) or personal copies to be placed on reserve at the library's Circulation Desk. Such items are intended for specific classes and may be checked out for a period of time determined by the faculty member. Reserve requests should be submitted prior to the start of each semester.
A photocopier/scanner is available in Mahoney Library's Reference section. Scans and photocopies cost $0.10 per page.