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Lending Policy

Seminary Library Lending Policy


Only SHU Faculty and registered SHU students with a valid SHU ID card have full access to the library with borrowing privileges. All others are considered visitors and are requested to sign the Visitor’s registry. While visitors are welcome to read and research, there are no borrowing privileges for visitors.

Check out times for Library Materials are as follows:

  • Circulating books:
    Students – 28 days, 1 renewal
    Graduate Students – 60 days, no renewal
    Faculty and Staff – 90 days, no renewal
    Overdue books may not be renewed.
  • Reference Books, Periodicals, and Bound Thesis are Non-Circulating and should not be removed from the Library.
  • Videocassettes and DVDS are 3-day loans – not renewable.
  • Compact Discs are 14-day loans – not renewable.
  • Reserve Shelf books are to be used only in the Library.
    (With permission from the instructor, they may be taken out near to closing time, provided they are returned by 9 am.)

There is a 5 book limit, per visit.

Silence is to be observed in the library reading room at all times. Personal conversations and group discussions should be held in the commuter lounge.

Special note: Seminary Students with SHU ID cards may use Walsh Library.


Effective Date

October 19, 2009

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