Borrowing Library Materials

Borrowers must present a valid Iona ID card each time they wish to check out library materials. Students, faculty and staff may obtain bar-coded, picture ID cards at the Security Office located in the LaPenta Student Union. Students attending Iona only for a summer course are issued temporary ID cards at the Ryan Library Help Desk.

Alumni may obtain a bar-coded library card using the Alumni Library Card Request Form or at the Ryan Help Desk, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Interested Alumni must provide valid identification, including name and address, such as a driver's license or passport. The latest edition of the Iona College Alumni Directory will be consulted, as will the computerized patron file (for recent graduates) for verification of alumni status. The provided library card allows alumni to borrow up to five books at one time. Please note the Alumni Library Card does not grant access to the Iona College network, computing facilities or subscription online resources.

Online Library Catalog

Iona College Libraries' online catalog system contains records for all books, periodicals, and audiovisual materials cataloged in Ryan Library, the Helen Arrigoni Library/Technology Center, and the Rockland Graduate Library.

The catalog is publically accessible via the library's homepage.

Electronic catalog records show an item's Call Number, Library Location (Ryan, Arrigoni, Rockland, Irish, Reference, etc.), and Status (i.e. whether or not an item is AVAILABLE or CHECKED OUT).

Locating Items

Find call number and classroom locations using the map of Ryan Library ».

View resource locations and call numbers for Ryan, Arrigoni and Rockland Libraries using the Library Location Tables »

Circulation & Loan Periods

Reference books, periodicals, videos, and most items on Reserve may not leave the library.

All circulating items must be returned on or before the due date. The borrowing period is approximately 28 days for items in the regular collection. Curriculum Collection (CC) items may be checked out for 7 days, Leisure Reading Collection books for 21 days. You can check your account online to see when items are due.

The total number of items borrowed at one time may not exceed 35. The total number of books borrowed on one subject, (beginning with the same Dewey Classification numbers) may not exceed 10.

The late fine for the regular collection is $.05 per day, per item.  The charge for any lost or damaged item is the replacement cost.  If the replacement cost cannot be determined, the charge will be a minimum of $50 plus overdue fines accrued.

Renewing Items

You can renew books online, by phone, or in person as long as the item is not being requested by another patron. To renew online, log into Your Library Account with your Iona Network ID and the password created to view those items. You can also call or visit the Help Desk.

Missing Items

If an item whose circulation status in the catalog is "AVAILABLE" cannot be found on the shelf, patrons may fill out a yellow Search Request Card at the Help Desk. The library staff will search for the item and notify the requester of the result, usually within a few days. If the item is found, it will held for up to one week at the Help Desk.

Please note, Interlibrary Loan requests for items held by the Libraries will only be processed if items have been determined missing.


  • Restrooms in Ryan are located on the main floor and second floor. 
    ADA compliant restrooms are available on main and second floors.
    View the Library Maps to locate them »
  • Food is allowed only in the café area.
  • Please be considerate of others. Use cell phones in main entrance and on landings only.

Printing & Copying

Copy machines are available in the libraries. All copying must conform to the Copyright Law of the United States, as set forth in Title 17 of the United States Code.

In Ryan Library, there are copy machines on the first floor in the Reference Room and the Periodicals Room. Cost is $.10 per page. Machines accept coins, dollar bills and $5 bills. Ryan Library has a free microform (fiche and film) reader-printer machine. Ask at Help Desk about using this machine.

In the Arrigoni Library, the copy machine is located in the Reference area and the free microform reader/printer machine is located near the microfiche cabinets.

Printing is free, but please take part in Iona's Paper Conservation Campaign »

Please contact the Help Desk with questions and issues regarding copiers and printers.