Returning Books, Laptops and Calculators

Student reading a book in the stacksThis post was updated on December 11, 2020.

Students are asking us how to return library materials that they borrowed.

If you are a Baruch student who is enrolled in the spring semester, you can hold onto the items.  There are no fines or fees.

If you are a Baruch student who has just graduated OR if you are a continuing student who cannot hold onto the items for whatever reason (for example, you are leaving the country), there are two options.

1. Ship to us

Books can be sent in a padded envelope to the following address:

Newman Library – Baruch College
151 East 25th Street
New York, NY  10010

We recommend shipping via USPS Media Rate. Please consider purchasing insurance to cover the replacement cost of the item; the cost to insure an item up to $100 is $2.85. Retain the tracking number and track to ensure the package has arrived. Please note that items will remain on your library account while the library remains closed to staff. All materials are being automatically renewed on your behalf and there are no overdue fines being charged.

If you decide to ship a laptop or calculator to us, please use a shipping service that provides detailed tracking information and insurance.  We recommend that you also require signature confirmation of delivery.  If you plan to ship equipment to us, please contact us in advance at

2. Book Drop on Campus

A book drop is available during scheduled hours outside the 25th street entrance of the Newman Vertical Campus, which is across from the library. Books may be returned in that book drop at the times listed below.   Please do not try to return books on campus outside the hours listed.  Also, the book drop is located outside the building so that users should not have to enter the building to return a book.

December 16 – 20, 2020 (10:00-4:00)

January 4-8, 2021 (10:00-4:00)

3. Equipment Return by Appointment

Contact to schedule a time to return equipment.  Please do not place equipment in the book drop.