Birnbaum Library

Birnbaum Library
Access Services

Barcodes | Loan Periods | Renewals | Fines | Lost Books | Hold Book Requests | Recalls
Reserve Materials | Videos | Contact Information


A barcode is required to borrow library materials, to get remote access to the library databases, to request Interlibrary Loans and to renew books online. You can request a library barcode at the Circulation Desk.The barcode will serve as your library card. You

may also use your current Pace ID..

Loan Periods

Students and part-time staff may borrow books for four weeks. Faculty, administration and staff are given a full semester loan. The policy on reserve items varies; inquire at the Circulation Desk. DVD's and videos may be borrowed for three days with no renewals.   Periodicals and reference books don't circulate. Students and part-time staff are allowed to borrow up to 15 items at a time. The maximum for faculty and full-time staff is 25 items. The due date for all books is provided on a "date due"  receipt.


Two 4-week renewals are permitted if the book has not been requested by another reader. There are no renewals on reserve materials. You cannot renew a book if it is more than 5 days overdue. You may renew books in person at the Circulation Desk, online in the library catalog, or over the telephone.


Fines are 10 cents per day per book excluding days the library is closed. The maximum fine is $25.00. Fines on overdue hourly reserve books are $1.00 per hour or part of an hour. You will be fined $5.00 per day if you remove hourly reserve items or periodicals from the library, or if you do not return one-day or seven-day reserve books on time. Video fines are $2.00 per day. Borrowing privileges and access to student records (e.g. registration, transcripts, etc.) will be blocked when $5.00 or more is owed to the library.

Lost Books

You will be charged a replacement fee of $60.00, plus a processing fee of $15.00 if you lose a book. If the book is subsequently found and returned to the library, the replacement fee will be refunded.  Replacement fee for lost or damaged DVD's/videos is $30.00. The fee for lost ConnectNY Books is $100.00.

Hold Book Requests

If a book that you need is on loan to another reader, you may request that a hold be placed on the book. When the book is returned to the library, you will be notified that it is being held for you at the Circulation Desk. The Circulation Desk will hold the book for approximately one week.


The library can recall checked-out books at any time to place them on reserve. If another patron needs a book it can be recalled from students and part-time staff after it has been checked out for two weeks, and from faculty or full-time staff after it has been checked out for four weeks. A fine of 50 cents per day per item will be charged for recalled items not returned by the recall date. Failure to return recalled items will result in suspension of borrowing privileges until the items are returned.

Reserve Materials

Provide the call number when requesting reserve material. Reserve materials consist of popular reference books, readings assigned by your instructor and some annual reports. Check for reserve material by course or professor name on the online library catalog. A library barcode is required to request and to borrow reserve materials, usually for two hours in the library.


The Pace University Libraries now have a Film Video Collection. Videocassettes circulate for three days with no renewals. Viewing equipment is available on the second floor of the library. The fine for an overdue video is $5.00 per day.

Contact Information

Ann Wilberton, 
Head of Access Services
(212) 346-1667

Circulation Desk
(212) 346-1332

Interlibrary Loan
(212) 346-1734