Returns, Renewals, Overdue, or Lost Items

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Items received via interlibrary loan may be returned to the Circulation Desk or to the Interlibrary Loan office, room 211 on the 2nd floor of the Scribner Library.


Renewal requests may be placed online via your Interlibrary Loan account. Renewals may be placed 14 days prior to the due date until 2 days past the due date. The Interlibrary Loan staff may also submit renewals on your behalf.  Please call (518) 580-5520 for assistance.


When an item exceeds the loan period, you will receive an email notification. The overdue status cannot extend to the point where it affects Skidmore's ability to borrow material, and students with excessive overdue fines may be prevented from placing future requests until all items are returned and fines are paid.

Lost Items

You are responsible for any lost materials. In such instances, the lending library determines the replacement charge, which usually includes a $20 to $30 processing fee. If you are a student, you will be billed directly or the amount will be added to your account. If the replacement isn't settled, parents may be notified and your graduation may be affected. Faculty members will be billed directly. If they wish the department to cover the cost of the lost item, they must obtain their department chair's permission and signature on the bill and return it to our office.

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