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Faculty Services

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

Proxy Patrons

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.

Search for Books & Media

WorldCat Quick Start

WorldCat Quick Start provides a quick and easy way to find books and other physical items when you are looking for information on a specific subject. This is a great way to explore the general availability of books on your topic. If you have checked the Library Catalog for a particular book or item and the library does not have it in the collection, search for it here and place an Interlibrary Loan request.

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Library Catalog

The Library Catalog can provide the definitive answer to the question "Does the library own a specific book (or other physical item)?" Generally, we suggest using WorldCat Quick Start to search for books or other physical items when you are not sure of the title for an exact item. If you discover that the library does not own a specific item, search for it in WorldCat and request the item via Interlibrary Loan.

Search the Ship Library Catalog for books and videos:


Request Materials or Rooms


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

Self Renewals

Self-Renewal Procedures for Ship Library Materials

  • Click Renew Books here, or login to your Account in the library catalog .
    • Enter your 9-digit ShipID number (65...)
    • Enter your last name
    • Click "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 

Copy Requests

Faculty members may request that the library supply photocopies of printed and microform library-owned material:

  • The faculty member must initiate the copy request in ILLiad
  • Only a single copy of an article, chapter of a book, poem, etc. will be made (non-circulating materials only). This is in compliance with the "Fair Use" doctrine of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.
  • 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.