SJU interlibrary loan services are available to current students, faculty, and staff. Requests for items available in the library, through our digital collections, for required course textbooks, or for e-books, are not permitted.
- After you find an item to request in EZBorrow, you will be prompted to select "St. Joseph's University" from the institution drop-down list.
- Log in using your full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the password you use for the Nest.
- Book requests typically arrive within 3-7 business days. You will receive email notifications about the status of your request.
- NOTE: Avoid using your browser's navigational buttons (e.g. back or forward) or bookmarking function which may cause unexpected results.
- To request articles and books, fill out the ILLiad form.
- Requests are not processed during weekends and holidays. Processing and delivery times will be slower during breaks, vacations, and periods of high demand.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified by law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be 'used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.' If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of 'fair use,' that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
For information on Copyright issues please refer to the SJU Libraries Copyright Policy & Guide.
Borrowing & Access
See borrowing privileges table for loan periods and renewal terms.
The replacement fee for any library item will be assessed at a minimum of $120. If the total replacement cost for an item exceeds $120, the patron will be charged the adjusted amount.
ILL patrons please note: renewal terms, fines, and fees for Interlibrary Loan materials are set by the lending library.
Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements
SJU students may borrow materials in person from member institutions of TCLC (Tri-state College Library Cooperative). SJU students must present proof of SJU affiliation and must request a letter of introduction from SJU library staff for use at TCLC libraries
University of Pennsylvania
Free courtesy borrowing from Penn's Van Pelt Library is available to Saint Joseph's University graduate students and faculty. SJU faculty or graduate students must obtain a signed Reciprocal Borrower's letter from the SJU Drexel Library circulation desk, and present it, along with the current ID, at Van Pelt Library, in order to activate the borrowing privileges. This is a reciprocal agreement, extending the same privileges to Penn faculty and graduate students in the use of SJU library's collection.
Jesuit Library Passport
Faculty may obtain borrowing privileges from any Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities library, by completing a AJCU Direct Reciprocal Library Borrower form available at the SJU library circulation desk. Take the completed signed form and your SJU ID with you to the participating library.
Course Reserves are materials that your instructors have requested the Libraries make available for your entire class. These materials might be books, book chapters contained in books, movies, music or computer software.
Articles and other items may be electronic reserves, also known as "e-Reserves." E-Reserves are available online from any computer, but due to copyright restrictions, access will be through your Canvas or D2L class.
Search and select the radio button for "Course Reserves" (rather than the default "All Materials"). Searchable fields include Course Name, Course Department Name, Course Instructor, and Course ID.
Items that are on Reserve may be checked out, using your SJU ID, at the Library Service Desk on the campus where your class is held. The borrowing period varies from in-house use only, overnight, three days, or seven days.
Study Rooms & Meeting Spaces
Study rooms are are available in both campus libraries.
Starting October 1st you can "CHECK OUT" a study room at the service desk at either library. This system will be in place until the new, campus-wide room reservation system is implemented later in the fall 2023 semester.
- Check out a room just like you would a charger or a book
- Hang tag outside the room so others know when it will be free
- 2-hour checkout, no advance reservations
- 21 rooms at Hawk Hill (PLC/Drexel Library)
- 4 rooms at University City (England Library)
Use this link to request other library meeting spaces (non-study rooms).
Please clean after use of the room and dispose of any trash.
Rooms may be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours.
If no group has checked out a particular room, students are free to use that room until a group checks out the space.
Charging stations are located on the first and second floors of the Post Learning Commons.
Post Learning Commons – first floor: PCs, iMacs
Post Learning Commons – second floor: PCs, Mac Pros
Check the Software page of the Technology Help Guide for a list of applications currently installed on lab computers in the library.
A color copier is available in the Campion Building.
The F.A. Drexel Library on the Hawk Hill campus no longer lends laptops. Please go to the Technology Service Center in the basement of the Science Center, Room 129 to request a loaner laptop.
The J.W. England Library at the University City location has a limited number of laptops available to lend to students whose home location is University City. Please speak with circulation desk staff for more information.
To print documents sent from library computers or via mobile print to printer, log in or swipe your HawkCard at the printing station, select your print jobs, and click the PRINT button, then log out.
To use mobile printing, mail your document as an attachment and send your documents to: email@example.com and pick up your job from any printer in the library.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Technology Service Center (TSC), in the basement of the Science Center, Room 129, can be contacted by calling extension 2920.
Turn WiFi ON and choose the wireless network called “sjuwireless.” Enter your NEST username and password when prompted and choose join. For more detailed information and troubleshooting click here.
Wireless internet access is also available to guests in limited locations in the Drexel Library and Post Learning Commons buildings. Turn WiFi ON and choose the wireless network called “SJUGUEST.” Enter the password found on the Library Technology Guide under "Wireless Guest Password" and then choose JOIN. Guest wifi access does not provide the ability to log on to a University computer without a SJU account, nor will it grant access to the library's licensed databases.