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Guest Policy

Guest Policy

University Libraries Guest Policy

The University Libraries are intended primarily for the use of currently enrolled Seton Hall University students and currently employed faculty, administrators and staff. Others, such as Seton Hall University alumni, visiting scholars who are currently sponsored by an academic or administrative division, and public visitors, may also have access to the collections.

General Conditions for Access

  • Guests must register at the Circulation Desk with an Alumni card or current photo ID and sign the Guest Book. Guests must obtain a visitor’s pass and wear it visibly during the time they are in the University Library. The visitor’s pass should be visible for presentation to a member of the University Public Safety and/or to University Libraries personnel.
  • Guests do not have access to the (i) Group Study Rooms, (ii) Scholar Study Rooms, and (iii) the Silent Study Room.
  • Persons using the University Libraries may be under video surveillance.
  • Persons using the University Libraries must not create a disturbance or exhibit behavior in any manner that interferes with the normal use or other person's use of the University Libraries.
  • Persons who bring minor children with them into the University Libraries must closely supervise them and remain with them at all times.
  • The University Library is not liable for personal items that are lost or stolen.
  • Guests have library access until 11:50pm subject to the library’s schedule,

Computer Guest Access

  • Guests must present a Seton Hall Alumni card or current photo ID to obtain computer guest access at the 2nd floor circulation desk in Walsh Library. Guests must initially register for computer guest access.
  • Guests will be granted desktop computer access so long as there are sufficient computers available to accommodate the needs of current Seton Hall students and staff. Guests must relinquish the computer at any time as directed by a University Library employee.
  • There is no guest access to computers for visiting groups without prior arrangement being made 2 weeks in advance. Not all group requests can be accommodated. Questions about computer access for groups should be directed to Sebastian Derry, Assistant Dean for Public Services.
  • There is no guest access to computers for guests while midterms and final exams are scheduled.
  • Seton Hall Alumni that present a valid Seton Hall Alumni card will have access so long as there are sufficient computers available to accommodate the needs of current Seton Hall students and staff.
  • Users of Guest Accounts assume personal responsibility for all online activity while using their account in accordance with the University's Information Technology Appropriate Use Policy. Users may not share login credentials.
  • Guests do not have access to the (i) Apple iMac workstations and (ii) the Bloomberg Terminal.
  • Guest Printing is made available by the Department of Information Technology’s BluePrint for Guests. Should you experience difficulties while printing please contact the IT Service Desk at (973) 275-2222 or via email at You may also consult with the Lab Consultant for technical assistance and guidance using the printers.
  • There is a guest wireless network available: SHU-Guest. Instructions for access can be found here.

Access to University Library Resources

  • Seton Hall Alumni that present a valid Seton Hall Alumni card may borrow books for a period of 45 days with no renewal.
  • Guests may borrow books through a borrowing agreement with the ReBL Program and VALE for a period of 28 days with no renewal. The maximum number of items that may be borrowed is 10.
  • Guests may not borrow journals, dvd’s, music cd’s, OOMF chargers, headphones and other reserved items.
  • Access to and use of certain library resources and services (e.g. interlibrary loan, group study rooms) are restricted to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff only.
  • You are responsible for all material checked out on your card and for knowing the due dates. A receipt with book titles and due dates will be printed if requested when the material is checked out.
  • Overdue notices and statements of fines and fees are sent via e-mail to the e-mail address you provided to us. You are responsible for checking your e-mail for these notices.
  • Overdue charges are 10¢/day per book. We do not accept cash for Circulation fines/fees. Payment can be made by check or money order. 


Guests whose behavior is not consistent with the policy outlined above may be asked to leave the University Libraries, may be reported to appropriate law enforcement authorities and subject to arrest, and may be barred from using the University Libraries.

Updated: 11/08/19

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