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Lost and Found Policy

The Andrew L. Bouwhuis is not responsible for personal items left in the library by patrons. We cannot guarantee the item you lost will be found. When an item is left in the library by a patron, we will make a reasonable attempt to return lost items to their original owners.

The Library will keep lost items until the Library closes each night Sunday through Thursday. Upon closing, most of the items will be turned into Public Safety. The items that Public Safety will take with them are:

Library Learning Center Use Policy

Reservation of the Library Learning Center is for librarians teaching information literacy sessions and facilitating library training. This space is open as additional study space to the Canisius community after 5 PM, unless otherwise reserved for library instruction.


For more information, please contact Pat Coward at 716-888-2839.


MISO Library Survey 2013

The Canisius College ALB Library and ITS conducted the MISO Survey during the Spring 2013 semester. George Emery was the designated campus MISO Survey Admisinstrator.


The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey designed to measure how faculty, students, and staff view library and computing services in higher education.  The MISO Survey gathers the following types of data about computing and library services.

Circulation Policy

To Borrow Library Materials

  • A borrower must have a valid Canisius College ID card and be a registered student, staff, faculty member or Alumni with a photo ID to charge out library materials. ID cards are non-transferable. If your ID card is lost or stolen, immediately report the loss to Public Safety at 716-888-2330.
  • I.D. cards are available at the Office of Public Safety in the lower level of Bosch Hall.

Visitor Services

All visitors must present ID and complete the sign-in visitor form at the service desk every time they enter the ALB Library. Visitors may be asked to show a photo ID.

Visitors may not borrow books, materials or laptops.

All public computers in the library require a Canisius College account for access to the Internet. Current Canisius students have priority for computers, space and resources.

Alumni Services

Graduates of Canisius College may borrow up to 5 books at one time for a four (4) week period. A University ID number is required.

Computers and online databases can be accessed on campus when available.

Access to online databases from off campus is not allowed due to license contracts restrictions.

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