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Library Services

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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


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 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: