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Circulation (Borrowing Privileges for Print Books)

  • Students need to have a library account created at the library. Please bring your school ID as proof of registration.

  • Students can borrow a maximum of 4 books

  • Loan periods for borrowed books are 2 weeks. Please return items at the library.

  • Borrowed books can be renewed 2 times (unless there is a wait list for that book, then it needs to be returned)

  • Items listed as a “Course Reserve” in the library can be checked out for a period of 2 hours but must remain in the library (for library-use only). Course reserves are items an instructor has placed at the library temporarily for a particular course and are material intended to supplement required course textbooks.

  • There are no library fines or late fees, but a list of overdue delinquent accounts will be submitted to the Nursing Dean at the end of the term for disciplinary action.

  • Students will receive 3 email notifications when library items are overdue. After the third notification, the overdue delinquent accounts list will be sent to the Nursing Dean.

  • Students who fail to return (or lose) borrowed library material will be required to either pay the cost of that item or replace it with an item in good condition. 


Library Use

The Library's mission is to provide the ACI community with a pleasant environment conducive to study, research and the continuation of the educational process. It is important that there be procedures and policies in place to protect the health and safety of library users and preserve materials, equipment and the facilities. Please be aware of the following:


1) Please be considerate/respectful of others and keep the noise level to a minimum.

2) If you display inappropriate behavior that disturbs users or staff and interferes with use of the facility, (ex: Continued disruptive behavior, continued willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, or the open and persistent defiance of the authority of, or persistent abuse of library personnel) disciplinary action will be taken.

The following policies apply in all areas of the library:

  • No messy or odorous food. No open drinks (covered drinks are permitted). Please clean up after yourself and dispose of trash in trash cans.


  • Cell phones- Please turn cell phones to vibrate mode. If you must make or receive calls, please step outside the library.


  • No pets are allowed.


  • Destroying or damaging materials, equipment, software, or the facility is prohibited.


  • Do not enter the Librarian’s Desk area in the absence of the Librarian.


  • No item is to be taken from the library without first being checked out by the Librarian or in the absence of the Librarian, an ACI employee.


  •  Violation of library policies will result in loss of library privileges or other disciplinary actions by the Librarian and Academic Dean.