Given the updated recommendations of global health agencies and the actions of local government officials, we have chosen to close the physical Connelly Library until further notice. In accordance with the policies of the University, we are choosing the path that prioritizes the safety and wellness of the La Salle community and our many campus guests.
La Salle Librarians are available to assist the La Salle Commuity via Online Chat.
Interlibrary Loan will still provide electronic resources. But, requests for physical books will be returned unfilled.
All due dates have been moved forward to August 28, 2020 and fines are waived.
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, you can return your books when you return to campus.
If you have received an overdue notice, please ignore it. You will not be fined.
If you are a senior and/or you will not be returning to campus, please contact
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
All Patrons are required to have a face covering:
Face coverings must be worn even while practicing physical distancing. Face coverings are not intended as a substitute for physical distancing.
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.)
To access the library, alumni must provide photo ID to the Public Services Desk. All visitors are required to complete sign in sheet.
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:
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. Students must present ID to the Public Services Desk and sign in.
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. PDFs of the Program Procedures and Authorization Form are linked below.
Visiting Researchers and Other Guests
*** 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.***
Who can use the Computers and Printers in the library?
Area residents and other non-La Salle guests?
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.