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Remote learning: How to request books from Lehman Library

For students who are off-campus while SU is running its adjusted schedule for COVID-19, we will mail physical ILL items and physical library collection items to the address we have on record in your ILLiad account. If you have a local Shippensburg address that is different than your home address, be sure it is noted in your ILLiad account or email libcirc@ship.edu.

To update your address in ILLiad:

  • Login to ILLiad
  • Click "Change User Information" 
  • Update your address information
  • Click "Submit Information"

Note that there will be a specific due date & that the borrower (you) will be responsible for return shipping.

Please note that students are responsible for return shipping costs.

Distance learners, students who do not have regular classes on the Shippensburg campus, have the following options for submitting resource requests:

  • Using InterLibrary Loan for books
    • If you would like books delivered to your home address you may request them using ILLiad
    • Please make a note in the notes field in ILLiad that you are requesting a Lehman Library book.
    • Normally, we will mail interlibrary loan books to you within two weeks after receiving your request.
    • Books will be mailed to the address you provided when you registered in ILLiad as a first-time user.
    • Textbooks may not be requested via Interlibrary Loan

Instructions regarding returning library items

  1. Graduating students and ILL requestors should return books or materials via UPS or USPS.  Please return these items in sufficient packaging to reduce damage in transit.
  2. Students may also contact 717-477-1461 or libcirc@ship.edu for assistance with all of the above.

Lehman Library Borrowing information

Members of the SU community may borrow Library items using their Shippensburg University ID card. Community members may borrow items using their community patron library card. 

Loan limits
  • Undergraduate students may borrow up to 50 items at a time
  • Graduate students may borrow up to 100 items at a time
  • Staff/Administration may borrow up to 50 items at a time
Book Loan Lengths
  • Lehman Library Books are due back on the last day of the current semester
A/V Media Loan Lengths & Limits
  • Lehman Library Audio and Video Media: due back on the 14th day after the borrowing date (limit 5 borrowed at a time)
  • Laptops can be borrowed by students only. They are due back the day they were borrowed, 30 minutes before the library closes 
  • Renewals: sorry, no renewals for AV materials or laptops.

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


Self-Renewal Procedures for Ship Library Books

  • Click My Library Card to access your account in the library catalog.
  • Login with your Ship email credentials
  • click the Loans tab to view the items you have checked out
  • Click Renew next to the item(s) you want to renew
  • Check the item status on right, double-check for the new Due: date and look for Renewed in the right column

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

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
  • USB External DVD Drives

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

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