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Library Circulation

Students, Staff, & Administrators Borrowing

Loan limits

  • Undergraduate students: 50 items at a time
  • Graduate students: 100 items at a time
  • Staff/Administration: 50 items at a time

Book Loan Lengths

  • Ship Library Books: due back at the end of the current semester
  • Renewals: sorry, no renewals.

A/V Media Loan Lengths & Limits

  • Ship Library Audio and Video Media: due back on the 14th day after the borrowing date (limit 5 borrowed at a time)
  • Laptops (students only): due back 30 minutes before building closes
  • Renewals: sorry, no renewals for AV materials or laptops.

For policies about books from other libraries: See the Interlibrary Loan page


A valid SU ID is required. Shippensburg University students, faculty, staff, administration, and community patrons may borrow books, audio and video media, and other physical items from the library for specified periods of time.


Self-Renewal Procedures for Ship Library Materials

  • Click Renew Books here, or login to your Account in the library catalog .
  • Type in your 9-digit Library ID (65...) and your last name, click on Login
  • Scroll down the Personal Information Screen until you see the titles of the items you have checked out
  • Click in the box(es) next to the item(s) you want to renew
  • Click on the Renew Items button
  • Check Status column on right to be sure the date has changed

Overdue Charges

General Collection Materials

  • No fees are assessed, but students will not be permitted to borrow additional materials until overdue items are returned
  • 3 hour reserve materials - $1 per hour to a maximum fee of $100
  • 1,3,7 day reserve materials - $5 per day to a maximum fee of $100

Laptop Computers

  • $10 per hour to a maximum fee of $2,200


Recalling Items Already Checked Out

You may 'Recall' items with a status of 'Checked Out' or 'Renewed' by following these steps in the Library Catalog:

  1. With the item's record displayed, click 'Request' on the tool bar at the top of the screen
  2. Type your ShipID# (the number beginning with 65... on your ShipID); enter your Last Name; Click Login
  3. Choose Recall from the drop down box; Click on OK
  4. At the OPAC Request Recall screen:
    • Verify the title of the book you wish to recall. 
    • Type your ShipID# in the 'Barcode' box. 
    • Verify how long you wish the recall to be in effect in the 'Not Needed After' box. 
    • Click on 'Submit Request'
  5. A message appears at the top of the screen indicating that your recall was successful. 

You will be notified via e-mail when the book is returned to the library. The book will be held for you at the Circulation Desk

Requesting Media Equipment

Lehman Library Circulation Department has the following media equipment available for students, faculty and staff:

  • LCD Data Projectors
  • Digital Camcorders
  • Digital Cameras
  • Tripods
  • Laptops (staff and faculty use only)
  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • Cassette Tape Recorder

Items can be charged out a maximum of 7 days. There is no renewal for these items.

To reserve equipment please call x1461 (717-477-1461) or email Reservations will be taken up to 7 days before the need by date.