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Entrance Policy

Use of the Connelly Library is primarily to meet the research and information needs of the students, faculty and staff of the University. They will have priority in the use of all services, resources, and facilities. The library's unique collections and resources are also open to visiting scholars or researchers not directly affiliated with the University.

Students, Faculty, and Staff

Your La Salle University ID card must be presented to the security officer assigned to the lobby desk for inspection prior to entering the library.

  • If a La Salle University affiliate does not have their La Salle University ID card in their possession, they must present another form of photo ID card to the security officer in addition to signing-in at the desk. (Signing-in includes providing your name, La Salle University ID number, and your on-campus or local address.)
  • If a La Salle faculty, staff, or student does not have a valid La Salle University ID card, they may obtain one at the University’s Gold Card Office (located in the basement of the Student Union Building).

Alumni

To access the library, an area resident must provide photo ID to the security officer at the desk.

  • Alumni may use the Library’s computers, but they may be asked to give priority use to current La Salle students. Database access is restricted to on-campus use. Printing services are not available to alumni.
  • Alumni are not entitled to use interlibrary loan services.

Area Residents

Only those residents that reside in zip codes 19138, 19141, and 19144 are eligible to register for Connelly Library usage privileges. Guests must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • To access the library, an area resident must provide photo ID to the security officer at the desk. Or, a combination of documents which includes a photo ID and a supporting document that has the person’s name and address with one of the zip codes noted (19138, 19141, or 19144).
  • AREA RESIDENTS MAY NOT USE LIBRARY COMPUTERS 
  • Area residents are not entitled to use interlibrary loan services.

High School Students

Juniors, seniors, and faculty from Central High School, La Salle College High School, and Philadelphia High School for Girls are eligible to use the Library.

PALCI On-site Borrowers

La Salle participates in PALCI’s Reciprocal On-Site Borrowing Program. Students, faculty, and staff from PALCI institutions are eligible to use the Library and to borrow materials from the circulating collection.

Visiting Researchers and Other Guests

  • Visiting scholars and other researchers who require multi-day use of the Library, must apply for privileges by filling out the Guest Library Card Application prior to their visit. Registered courtesy borrowers must show their library-issued borrower's card and a valid photo ID to enter the Library.
  • Guests accompanied by current La Salle ID holders may be admitted to the library after presenting a government-issued photo ID at the library entrance. The La Salle ID holder will take full responsibility for his or her guest(s).
  • We welcome prospective La Salle students and their families to visit the Connelly Library at any time.

*** Children under the age of 15 are not permitted entrance to the building unless accompanied by an adult. Children under 15 years of age but participating in the neighborhood tutoring program must be accompanied by an adult for admittance and the entire distance to the Library’s Lower Level.***

Computer Use Policy

  • Current La Salle students, faculty, and staff are permitted to use the computers and printers in the Library.
  • Alumni may use the Library’s computers, but they may be asked to give priority use to current La Salle students. Due to licensing restrictions, database access is restricted to on-campus use. Printing services are not available.
  • Area residents and other non-La Salle guests and borrowers are not permitted to use the Library’s computers.
  • The Connelly Library’s use policy for computer workstations is governed by La Salle University’s “Acceptable Use Policy” for computer access. Any violation of this policy will be reported to the University’s IT Department and may result in the revocation of computer access privileges.

Room Use Policy

  • The Library currently has 18 group study rooms available for students, faculty, and staff. Fifteen of the rooms can accommodate up to four people, two seminar rooms can accommodate up to five people, and one seminar room can accommodate up to 10 people. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Reservations are not accepted for group study rooms; single users may be asked to yield use of the room to a group.
  • Study rooms should not be left unattended, and the Library assumes no liability for personal belongings.