Circulation


CIRCULATION   
|   RESERVES

In order to borrow library material, all Saint Joseph’s University faculty, students, and staff must present a valid Saint Joseph’s University identification card.

Saint Joseph’s University identification cards are produced and distributed at the Office of Public Safety located on the ground level of the Barbelin Building. The office is in operation twenty-four hours per day.

Saint Joseph’s University Alumni may obtain a library identification card at the Library Service Desk. This card enables the alumnus to borrow books from the library (see Alumni Policy for additional information.)

Borrowing privileges are extended to all members of the University community and other User Groups listed below:


BOOKS

 

Students 
-- a valid SJU ID card is required
-- maximum number of items - 20
-- 28-day loan period
-- two week renewal
-- fines
Faculty
-- a valid SJU ID card is required
-- maximum number of items - unlimited
-- one semester loan period
-- one semester renewal
Staff
-- a valid SJU ID card is required
-- maximum number of items - 20
-- 28-day loan period
-- two week renewal
-- fines
SJU Alumni
-- register at the Library Service Desk for an alumni library card
-- Alumni status is verified through the Alumni Office
-- maximum number of items - 10
-- 28-day loan period
-- two week renewal
-- fines
ELS
-- ELS ID required to register at the Library Service Desk
-- maximum number of items - 5
-- two-week loan period
-- one week renewal
-- fines
TCLC Students and Faculty
-- Letter of introduction from the member institution library and a valid school ID card are required
-- maximum number of items - 5
-- two-week loan period
-- one week renewal
PALCI Faculty on-site borrowing
-- Letter of introduction from the member institution library and a valid school ID card are required
-- maximum number of items - 10
-- 28-day loan period
-- two week renewal
-- fines

 

Renewal of Books

 Renewal of books prior to or on the due date may be made:

Overdue books must be renewed in person

Fines on Books

  • Overdue fines for books and Audio books circulating from the stacks -- 25 cents/day
  • Overdue fines for PALCI books (those borrowed via E-ZBorrow as well as the Faculty on-site borrowing program) -- 50 cents/day
  • Overdue fines for Reserve materials  -- 50 cents/day
  • Lost book minimum charge -- $55.00/book

Holds on Books

A hold may be placed on an item currently in circulation by:

  • contacting the Circulation staff
  • clicking the "Place a Hold" button within the catalog record when an item is currently checked out
 
MEDIA

 

All materials must be checked out and returned to the Library Service Desk.

Current SJU Students 
-- a valid SJU ID card is required
-- can have up to 2 items checked out at a time
-- can check out material for 2 days
-- no renewals
-- fines: $1.00 per item per day for VHS, DVD       (lost media)
-- can view videos and DVDs in the viewing area next to the collection
Faculty
-- a valid SJU ID card is required
-- can have an unlimited number of items checked out at a time
-- can check out material for 2 weeks
-- 1 week renewal
-- to check out for classroom use, please give the Library 4 days notice so the material can be set aside for pickup
-- faculty are encouraged to put material on reserve if they require student viewing of a specific DVD/VHS
Staff
-- a valid SJU ID card is required
-- can have up to 2 items checked out at a time
-- can check out material for 2 days
-- no renewals
-- fines: $1.00 per item per day for VHS, DVD      (lost media)
-- can view videos and DVDs in the viewing area next to the collection
SJU Alumni
-- register at the Library Service Desk for an Alumni library card
-- Alumni status is verified through the Alumni Office
-- check out material with alumni card for 4 hours and must be viewed in the Library
 

Holds on Media

A hold may be placed on an item currently in circulation by:

  • contacting the Circulation staff
  • clicking the "Place a Hold" button within the catalog record when an item is currently checked out

Lost Media

The replacement cost for any lost or damaged material is determined by the Associate Director for Resources Management and may incur fines up to $100.00.


From the SJU Copyright Policy:
Using Film and Video in the Classroom
ITDL follows the classroom exemption provision of the Copyright Act (Section 110), and the Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia.
Under these guidelines, most classroom uses of films, videotapes and images are permissible, provided that the showing is by instructors, guest lecturers, or students and is done in connection with face-to-face teaching activities or distance learning.
Films and videos from the collection may not be shown to a for-profit gathering. Films and videos may be shown outside the classroom, provided that the showing is to an individual or small group as part of an educational program (for example, an out-of-class assignment).

Audio and Video Duplication
ITDL provides audio and video duplication services for faculty members and instructors for classroom support and scholarship. Copyrighted work may not generally be duplicated without permission from the copyright holder. It is the instructor's responsibility to obtain such permission. The Media Center may also duplicate copyrighted audio or video works for purposes of preservation and security, provided that a replacement copy is not available for purchase.

RESTRICTED MATERIALS

Laptops, Reserve items, textbooks, Reference books, periodicals, and materials from the Archives or the Seminar Room are subject to the usage restrictions defined below:

Laptops The Post Academic Center has Lenovo ThinkPad laptops available for checkout for use in the building. Please go to the Library Service Desk to request a laptop. The laptops are available on a first come-first served basis.
  • Laptop borrowing is limited to current SJU students, faculty and staff with a valid SJU ID. The Library allows one simultaneous laptop checkout per person. Ethernet cables are also available for checkout.
  • Laptops can be checked out for 3 hours at a time. They cannot be taken out of the Library building.
  • Please do not save any work on the laptop hard drive.  Save your work to an external drive.  Please do not download software to the laptop.
  • Please do not leave laptops unattended. You are responsible if a laptop is damaged or stolen.
  • If you find that the laptop is damaged in any way, please let the staff at the Library Service Desk know as soon as possible.
  • Users are expected to return laptops according to the Library closing times:
    • Sunday – Thursday: Return by 9:45pm
    • Friday: Return by 8:00pm
    • Saturday: Return by 5:00pm
    • During extended hours and 24/7 final hours, return by 9:45pm.
    Damages, overdue fees and replacement
    The Library will charge five dollars each hour the laptop is overdue. The maximum amount of fines will not exceed $100. If the laptop is damaged, missing or stolen, the user will be assessed a fine equal to the replacement cost.

    The individual who checks out the laptop is responsible for its safe return and will be held financially responsible for all charges incurred.

Information on Wireless Access and Printing as well as the Software available on the Laptops is available on the Policies page.  

Reserve Materials                                   -- Books and articles placed on Reserve at the request of faculty members circulate either in-house only or for overnight, one day, or three day loan periods according to the parameters requested by the faculty member
Textbooks -- If the Library collection includes copies of textbooks that are listed as required texts for courses during any given semester, those books will be retrieved from the stacks and kept at the Library Service Desk for in-house use only during that semester.
Reference Books -- Under ordinary circumstances, Reference books do not circulate. Special requests to borrow Reference materials must be directed to the librarian on duty at the Library Service Desk.
Periodicals -- Periodicals do not circulate outside the Library. Users with specials requests regarding periodicals should be referred to the Serials Librarian or the Associate Director for Resources Management.
Archives and Seminar Room Materials -- Requests for materials held in the Archives or the Seminar Room should be directed to the Archives & Special Collections Technician. If the Archives Technician is not present, then the Associate Director for Resources Management will handle the request.

 



Last revision / review: July 18, 2013