Services & Policies

Library Hours

Sunday & Saturday 1 pm – 9 pm
Monday – Thursday  9 am – 9 pm
Friday 9 am – 6 pm

In July & August, the library operates on reduced hours of Monday – Friday, 9 am – 6 pm.

Library Services

Reference Assistance
Reference and literature search assistance is available in person Monday-Friday between 9 am – 6 pm or may be requested by contacting the library.

Interlibrary Loan
If the Library does not own an item, library staff can be request it from another library for your use. To place an ILL request, please fill out an item request form.

Instruction, Subject Guides, and Tutorials
Instruction, subject guides or video tutorials on a particular topic may be requested by contacting the library.

Course Reserves
Faculty may request that circulating items be temporarily placed on course reserve by contacting the library.

Computer Workstations
The Library provides 2 computer terminals for library catalog, database, and e-book access.  Wireless Internet access is also available in all campus buildings.

Photocopying and Printing
Photocopying and printing can be done in the designated area. This service is only available to ACP students and faculty.

Food and Drink
You may bring lidded drinks into the Library.  Food is also permitted in the Library, but you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself and disposing of your trash.
The use of tobacco products is prohibited in the Library.
The Library is a place to study either in groups or individually.  Please respect the other staff, students, and faculty by helping us to maintain this type of environment.
Cell Phones
Please put your cell phone on silent or vibrate, or turn it off.

Children are allowed in the Library, but they must remain quiet and must be attended by their parent(s) or guardian(s) at all times.

The computer usage policy will follow the policies and procedures set in the student handbook. Any ACP Library computer is available on a first come, first serve basis for students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit the IT section of the ACP website.
Campus wireless Internet access is available for student, faculty, and staff use only.

Library staff may periodically remove any non-essential software and user-saved files from the computers.

Patrons should save their files to a USB flash drive; the Library does not provide storage media for patrons.

The general public will not be allowed to access the Library’s computers.

Unattended Items
Do not leave items unattended in the Library, including in study rooms and study carrels. ACP takes no responsibility for any unattended items left anywhere in the building. Library staff reserve the right to inspect and remove unattended personal items.

Users with Circulation Privileges
The following user groups may borrow items from the library’s circulating collection:

  • Current ACP students
  • Current ACP faculty and staff
  • Members of ACP Board of Trustees


Unaffiliated Users
Any patrons not covered by the list above do not have circulation or computer privileges, but may use the library’s print materials in-house. This includes ACP alumni, former employees, and the general public.

StatusLoan PeriodNumber of RenewalsBorrowing LimitLate FeeMaximum Fine
ACP Students3 weeks110 items$.50/day$10
ACP Faculty and Trustees2 months120 items$.50/day$10

Non-Circulating Items
Journal and magazine issues and books in the Reference and Reserve Collections may not be checked out. However, faculty may request to borrow these items for a short period of time. These requests will be evaluated by library staff on a case-by-case basis.

A user may request a recall for an item that is currently checked out. All items are subject to recall after one week from the checkout date. The user who currently has the item will be sent an email requesting that he or she return the book within 48 hours. If the user cannot legitimately return the item within 48 hours (e.g., if the user is ill or out-of-town), he or she must notify library staff immediately.

Overdue and Lost Items
A late fee of $.50 per day will be assessed for all overdue items. In addition, users with overdue items that have been recalled may not check out other materials until the recalled item has been returned or declared lost. Items will be declared lost if they are not returned after two months, and the patron will be charged the maximum late fee in addition to the replacement cost of the missing item.

Students who have outstanding library late fees or overdue items at the end of the academic year or at the time of graduation will have their fines forwarded to the registrar and will not be permitted to progress through the curriculum or graduate until the balance is paid in full and/or the item is returned.

Course Reserves
Faculty may request to have certain items temporarily removed from the circulating collection for in-house use only. Faculty should submit requests at least two weeks in advance.

If you have any questions or concerns about the content of any of these policies, please contact the Library.

Click to view the Collection Development Policy (PDF file requires Adobe Reader).