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Faculty Borrowing

Loan limits

  • Faculty: 200 items at a time

Book Loan Lengths

  • Ship Library Books: due back at the end of the current semester
  • Renewals: 2 renewals maximum

A/V Media Loan Lengths & Limits

  • Ship Library Audio and Video Media: due back on the 14th day after the borrowing date (limit 10 at a time)
  • Renewals: 1 renewal maximum)
  • Media Equipment: 7 days, no renewals

For informnation about books from other libraries see the Interlibrary Loan page

Student-Proxy

Faculty members are able to add the name(s) of student worker(s) to the circulation system. If you have a graduate or undergraduate student working for you and would like him/her to be able to borrow materials from the library in your name, please email the following information to libcirc@ship.edu.

  • Your name
  • Student(s) name(s)
  • Status (graduate or undergraduate)
  • Semester of employment

When your student-proxy checks out material for you, s/he must have their own SU ID with them, and also tell us s/he is your proxy when borrowing materials for you.

Copy Requests

Faculty members may request copies or scans of printed and microform library-owned material:

  • The faculty member must initiate the copy request in ILLiad
  • In compliance with the "Fair Use" doctrine of U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, only a single copy of an article, chapter of a book, poem, etc. will be made. 
  • The finished copies will be available online through ILLiad.
  • Faculty and Graduate Assistants (as proxy patrons) may borrow journals to photocopy in their departments. 

If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact a staff member in the Circulation Department at x1461.

Self-Renewal

Self-renewal for SU 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

Self-renewal for Interlibrary Loan materials: