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Borrow from Connelly Library

Borrower Information and Restrictions

La Salle University students, faculty/staff, alumni, and area residents may borrow material from the Connelly Library by presenting a current La Salle University ID or borrower’s card at the Circulation Desk. In order to check out material, you must present a valid La Salle University ID with a barcode sticker.

Borrowing library material means that you are responsible for:

  • Renewing items at least one day before the day they are due. (See “Renewing Library Materials.”)
  • Returning items by their due date.
  • Promptly notifying the Circulation Desk of a lost ID or borrower’s card and any change in your contact information.
  • Providing full payment of fines and fees owed.

Your Circulation Record

To view material currently checked out on your account:

  • Click on the Login button above.
  • Enter your name and the barcode from your ID or borrowers card.
  • Select the link for “Items Currently Checked Out.”

Contacting the Circulation Department

Inquiries about borrowing/borrowed library material should be directed to:

Circulation Department

Phone: 215-951-1292

Email: circdesk@lasalle.edu

Borrower Information Table

 

 

  Book Loan Period

AV Loan Period

 Checkout  Limit

 Conditions

 Undergraduates

 21 days (2 Renewals)

 7 days (1  renewal)

 200 items

 Must be registered. Must present La Salle ID card.

 Graduate Students 

Due at the end of the current  semester/ session

 7 days (1  renewal)

 200 items

 Must be registered. Must present La Salle ID card.

 Faculty /  Administration

Due at the end of the current semester/ session

 7 days (1  renewal)

 200 items

 Must be currently employed by La Salle. Must present La Salle ID card.

 Staff

 21 days (2 Renewals)

 7 days (1  renewal)

 200 items

 Must be currently employed by La Salle. Must present La Salle ID card.

 Graduate  Assistants

Due at the end of the current semester/session

 7 days (1  renewal)

 200 items

 Must be registered. Must present La Salle I.D. card.

 Alumni

 21 days (2 Renewals)

 Not Eligible

 3 items

 Must present borrowing card and picture ID.

 Area Residents

 21 days (2 Renewals)

 Not Eligible

 3 items

 Must present borrowing card and picture ID.

 High School  Students

 21 days (2 Renewals)

 Not Eligible

 3 items

 Must present borrowing card and picture ID.

Borrowing Books

General Guidelines

  • The library’s circulating collection is located on the 1st Floor, 2nd Floor, 3rd Floor, and the 3rd Floor Mezzanine. Class materials kept on Course Reserve may be found and checked out at the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor. Reference books, annual reports, magazines, newspapers, bound periodicals, and microform cannot be checked out and do not leave the library.
  • All library material must be properly checked-out prior to exiting the library. All books, bags, briefcases, and other hand-carried items are subject to inspection. Any item may be recalled after two weeks if a hold has been placed by another patron.

Faculty Borrowing Information

  • Faculty may check out books for an entire semester and borrow DVDs for extended periods. Faculty do not incur library fines upon returning overdue library material.
  • Faculty may also allow students in their class to check out material on their behalf by completing a Proxy Borrower Form. The form must be filled out and signed by both the faculty member allowing the privileges as well as the student being assigned the privileges. Material checked out by a proxy is subject to the same replacement charges as material checked out by the faculty member should it not be returned. 

Borrowing Audiovisual Items

Check-Out

  • DVDs are located on the first floor. VHS tapes are located on the lower level. All material must be checked out at the Circulation Desk. If you need a video that shows as “not yet available” in the catalog, please ask a library staff member at the Circulation Desk to assist you.
  • Faculty who want students to pick up videos on their behalf must fill out a Proxy Borrower Form.
  • Audio-Visual materials are checked-out for seven days, and patrons can check out up to seven films at one time.

Check-In

  • Return A/V materials to the Circulation Desk. Please do not place A/V materials in the book drop, where they can be easily damaged. If you discover that a video is damaged, please alert library staff when you return it. Patrons will be responsible for damage that is not reported.
  • Please rewind VHS tapes before returning them.
  • Please check that all DVDs are in their cases before returning them. If a case is returned with DVDs missing, the DVDs will remain on your account until they are returned and late fines may be assessed.  

Renewing Library Material

About Renewing Materials

  • You can renew library books and videos either in person or online. In order to renew online, you must renew items no later than one day before the due date.
  • Overdue material must be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk.
  • You will be unable to renew material if you have a block on your record (fines in excess of $30, long overdue items, etc.).
  • There is a limit of two renewals for most material.
  • Items that have been recalled or put on hold for other patrons cannot be renewed.
  • A/V material can only be renewed once through the online system.
  • Reserve materials cannot be renewed online.
  • Requests for renewal of interlibrary loan materials must be made through the ILL Department (X-1287).

How to Renew Online

Items will not renew online on or after the due date stamped on the item. If you wait until the due date to renew, you must bring the material in to the Library for renewal.

  1. Click Login from the Main Menu Bar at the top of this page.
  2. Enter your name and the bar code from your ID or borrowers card.
  3. You should be taken directly to a current list of “Items Checked Out.”
  4. Select “Renew All” or you may select specific items by checking the box in the review column that appears to the left of each item and then select “Renew Selected Items.”

Overdue Fines and Fees

Fee Schedule

  • Material from the Circulating Collection: Assessed at $.10/day, or $.50/day if the book has been recalled by another patron.
  • Audiobooks: Assessed at $1.00/day. An audiobook that is more than 28 days overdue is considered excessively late and accrues a replacement charge of $100.00 and an additional processing fee of $15.00.
  • Videos: Assessed at $1.00/day. A video that is more than 28 days overdue is considered excessively late and accrues a replacement charge of $20.00 and an additional processing fee of $15.00.
  • Reserve Items: Assessed at $1/hour for two hour check-outs, and at $5/day for overnight items.

Excessive Lateness

  • A balance of $30 or more suspends your borrowing privileges. The balance must be brought below $30 to reinstate your account.
  • A book that is 28 days past due is considered excessively late and is inaccessible to other library users. Once a book is 28 days overdue you will be billed for the cost of the book, a $10 billing fee, and a processing fee. When you return a book that is 28 or more days overdue, the charge to cover the cost of the book is dropped. Regretfully, we must collect the $10 billing fee to cover expenses incurred in our attempt to recover and/or replace this severely overdue book. If a book is billed AND recalled, you are also responsible for all recall fines.