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Policies & FAQs


  • Masks are optional in the Connelly Library and Learning Commons.
  • Do not move computer equipment.

  • If you live in the area and would like to return your books, you can place them in the book drop near the Connelly Library entrance. 
  • If you live further away, contact Louise Erwin for possible return options.

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 is needed to open the turnstile gates.

If a La Salle University affiliate does not have their La Salle University ID card in their possession, they must stop at the Public Services Desk and sign-in. (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 Lawrence Administration Building).
  • If a La Salle adjunct faculty member is not teaching this current semester, but will be teaching in the future, a staff member with access to the Argos System must look them up and determine if they should have access.
  • If you have lost your ID card, please contact the ID Gold Card Office


Alumni are currently permitted admittance to the Connelly Library. Please stop at the turnstile for entry and then at the Library Services Desk to register your visit.

Area Residents

Area Residents are permitted admittance to the Connelly Library on a case by case basis.  Please contact Public Services Manager for more information. (215) 991-3791

Other Guests

Guests accompanied by current La Salle ID holders are permitted admittance to the Connelly Library. Please stop at the turnstile for entry and then at the Library Services Desk to register your visit. 

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Computer Use Policy

Who can use the Computers and Printers in the library?

  • Current La Salle Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff


  • Alumni may use the Library’s computers, but they must ask a library staff member to log them on.
  • They may be asked to give priority use to current La Salle students.
  • Due to licensing restrictions, database access is restricted and available, on-campus only, to alumni who have been pre- approved. Please contact Public Services Manager for details (215) 991-3791 No access is given to walk-ins.
  • Printing services are not available.

Area residents and other non-La Salle guests?

  • Are not permitted to use the Library’s computers
  • They can access La Salle Guest Wireless from their own device

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 19 group study rooms available for students, faculty, and staff. Study rooms can accommodate up to four people.  There are 6 single occupant study pods, one seminar room accommodates 10 people. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Multi Purpose Room on the Lower Level can accommodate up to 24 people, reservations may be made in advance through the Public Services Manager.
  • Classroom 111, Conference Room must be reserved in advance through the Public Services Manager. 
  • Reservations can be made (same day) for the 4 group study rooms with tech (max occupancy 4)
  • 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. 
  • If you are taking an Exam, it must be started no later than 2.5 hours before closing time.  This is to protect students from having their exam cut short at the close of the library.  Staff is not able to keep the library open past closing time.

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Overdue Fines and Fees

Fee Schedule

  • Reserve Items: Assessed at $1/hour for two hour check-outs, and at $5/day for overnight items.
  • Interlibrary Loan Items: Assessed at $5/day.
  • Special Collection 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. When you return a book that is 28 or more days overdue, the charge to cover the cost of the book is dropped.