Library Policies


Greenley Library Mission Statement and Goals


We enhance academic engagement, contribute to student success, and support teaching and scholarship by providing relevant information resources, responsive services, and innovative spaces to the FSC community.


  • Actively build and manage collections that meet the needs of the curriculum, reflect emerging trends, and support scholarly research.
  • Enable access to relevant information through intuitive discovery and efficient delivery of resources.
  • Enhance our Information Literacy program to improve student success and develop essential research skills in our students.
  • Provide spaces that encourage intellectual pursuits, facilitate collaboration, and leverage technology in service of scholarship.
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty and staff to promote our support of research and scholarly communication.
Accessibility Policy

Please see the Greenley Library Accessibility resources page.

Circulation and Overdue Policy

Loans: Your current Farmingdale College ID card is also your library card and is required for all circulation transactions, except in-house use of reserve items. Books may be borrowed or reserve items signed out by current students, staff or faculty at the circulation desk. See below for the library's reserve textbook policy. Students may check out up to ten books at a time for 16 weeks. Faculty and staff may check out up to 25 books at a time for 16 weeks. Books may be renewed unless another user has placed a hold on the item. All student book loans are due no later than the last day of classes for the current semester or summer session.

Late fines: Late fines apply to all patrons, and accumulate at the rate of 10¢ per day per book. Fines for late return of reserve materials, including textbooks, accrue at the rate of $1.00 per hour or part thereof (see below). Holds will be placed on the records of students holding overdue library items at the end of each semester. Holds will also be placed for any student owing $10.00 or more in late fines or lost book charges at the end of the semester. Library holds block access to the OASIS system.

Lost book charges: The charge for a lost book will be the replacement price of the book plus a $10.00 processing fee. Replacement price is determined by the library.

Guest Printing Policy

Guests may be logged in at student computers, as space allows, after showing photo ID at the Reference Desk. Guests will NOT be permitted to print on any student computers. If a guest needs to print a small number of pages related to admissions, enrollment, registration, financial aid, or other college-related business, they may ask a Reference Librarian to print for them as a courtesy.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Please see the Interlibrary Loan page.

Noise Policy

Greenley Library supports an environment where academic success is encouraged through collaborative learning, quiet conversation, and independent study. It is the responsibility of Library users to contribute to this atmosphere and to respect the needs of other users.

As a Library user, you will:

  • Respect others in your immediate surroundings by using low, reasonable, “indoor” voices.
  • Ensure that your devices are not audible to others.
  • Comply with staff requests to use lower voices.

 Absolutely no talking or use of audible devices is allowed in the Silent Study Room and Silent Computer Lab.

Patrons who are distracted by the noise or behavior of those around them should bring the matter to the attention of Library staff. Staff will determine whether behavior is disruptive or constitutes a Noise Policy violation.  At the discretion of Library staff, disruptive users may be asked to move to another area or leave the Library building entirely. If a patron refuses to comply, University Police will be contacted.

The Library staff reserves the right to interpret this code, to apply it, and to change it as necessary.

Printing Policy

Please see our printing policies resource page. 

Reserve Material Policy

Please see our reserve material policies page.

Use of Library Facilities by External Groups

All external groups wishing to use Greenley Library facilities must comply with the College’s Guidelines outlined on the Use of Facilities website at

Any groups that have not followed the College’s Guidelines will be provided with a copy of this Policy and the College Guidelines and will be asked to leave.

Please note that Greenley Library study spaces may not be used or reserved for formal group meetings or classes.

Have a question? Contact 

Thomas D. Greenley Library

Greenley Library

Circulation: 934-420-2183
Reference: 934-420-2184


Mon-Thurs 7:45am - 11:00pm
Friday 7:45am - 5:00pm
Saturday CLOSED

For Holidays, Breaks, See Special Hours

Last Modified 5/22/24