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Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni

La Salle University ID card must be presented to the security officer assigned to the lobby desk for inspection prior to entering the library.

Area Residents

Only those residents that reside in zip codes 19138, 19141, and 19144 are eligible to register for Connelly Library usage privileges. Guests must adhere to the following guidelines:

Children under the age of 15

Children under the age of 15 are not permitted entrance to the building unless accompanied by an adult. Children under 15 years of age but participating in the neighborhood tutoring program must be accompanied by an adult for admittance and the entire distance to the Library’s Lower Level.


Borrowing Books

Your circulation record expires at the end of the spring academic session and at the end of the summer academic session. Anyone interested in borrowing material or using the Library’s electronic resources during summer sessions is required to update their circulation record at the Connelly Library Circulation Desk. Anyone interested in borrowing material or using the Library’s electronic resources upon returning to the University for fall semester is required to update their Circulation Record at the Connelly Library Circulation Desk. In order to update your circulation record you must provide the Library with accurate, up-to-date personal information including: current local address, permament address, telephone number, and major.

To view material currently checked out on you account:

  1. Select the Library Catalog from the Library’s homepage.
  2. Select “View Your Circulation Record”.
  3. Enter your name and the barcode from your ID or borrowers card.
  4. Select the link for “Items Currently Checked Out”.

Borrower Information and Restrictions The library’s circulating collection is located on the 2nd Floor, 3rd Floor, and the 3rd Floor Mezzanine. Class materials kept on Reserve may be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Reference books, annual reports, magazines, newspapers, bound periodicals, and microform cannot be checked out and do not leave the library.

La Salle University students, faculty/staff, alumni, and area residents may borrow material from the Connelly Library by presenting a current La Salle University ID card at the Circulation Desk. In order to check out material, you must present a valid La Salle University ID with a barcode sticker. Books may be borrowed for up to three weeks and renewed twice (see renewals), but may be recalled after two weeks if a hold has been placed by another patron. All library material must be properly checked-out prior to exiting the library. All books, bags, briefcases, and other hand-carried items are subject to inspection.

Borrowing library material means that you are responsible for:

Faculty Borrowing Information Faculty may check out books for an entire semester and DVDs for extended periods. Faculty DO NOT INCUR LIBRARY FINES UPON RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIAL. Faculty may also allow students in their class to check out material on their behalf. Any material that is checked out by a student on behalf of a faculty member is subject to replacement material fines if the item(s) are not returned to the library. The proxy borrower form is available here. The form must be filled out and signed by both the faculty member allowing the privileges as well as the student being assigned the privileges.


Borrowing Audiovisual Items

Check-Out

Check-In

 

Borrower Information and Restrictions Table

Book Loan Period AV Loan Period Checkout Limit Use of the Library and Equipment Conditions/Access Limitations
Undergraduates 21 days (2 Renewals) 7 days (1 renewal) 200 items Must be registered
Graduate Students 21 days (2 Renewals) 7 days (1 renewal) 200 items Must be registered
Faculty / Administration Due at the end of the current semester/ session 7 days (1 renewal) 200 items Must be currently employed by La Salle
Staff 21 days (2 Renewals) 7 days (1 renewal) 200 items Must be currently employed by La Salle
Graduate Assistants Due at the end of the current semester/ session 7 days (1 renewal) 200 items Must be registered/ Must present a La Salle I.D. card
Alumni 21 days (2 Renewals) Not Eligible 3 items Must present Alumni borrowing card
Area Residents 21 days (2 Renewals) Not Eligible 3 items Cannot use Library computers.Must present Area Resident borrowing card.Students at: Drexel University, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania are not eligible to obtain area resident’s cards.In order to obtain an area resident’s borrowing card a driver’s license or Pennsylvania issued non-driver’s identification with current address within the zip codes: 19138, 19141 and 19144 must be presented.
High School Students 21 days (2 Renewals) Not Eligible 3 items Cannot use Library computers.Applicants must submit a letter of introduction from the high school. The letter should contain a statement of responsibility indicating that the school will assume financial responsibility for materials not returned.Juniors, seniors and faculty from the following high schools are eligible for borrowing privileges: Central High School, La Salle College High School, Northeast Catholic High School, Philadelphia High School for Girls.Must present borrowers card

Overdue Fines and Fees

Regular Material from the Circulating Collection: Overdue fines for regular circulating materials are assessed at $.10/day, or $.50/day if the book has been recalled by another patron. Audiobooks: Overdue fines for audiobooks are assessed at $1.00/day. An audiobook that is more than 28 days overdue is considered excessively late and accrues a replacement charge of $100.00 and an additional processing fee of $15.00. Videos: Overdue fines for videos are assessed at $1.00/day. A video that is more than 28 days overdue is considered excessively late and accrues a replacement charge of $20.00 and an additional processing fee of $15.00. Reserve Items: Overdue fines for Reserve material are assessed at $1/hr. for two hour check-outs, and at $5/day for overnight items

A balance of $5 or more suspends your borrowing privileges. The entire balance must be paid to reinstate your account. Please be aware, the library requires full payment of all outstanding fines and fees at the start of the academic year.

A book that is 28 days past due is considered excessively late and is inaccessible to other library users. Once a book is 28 days overdue you will be billed for the cost of the book, a $10 billing fee, and a processing fee. When you return a book that is 28 or more days overdue, the charge to cover cost of the book is dropped. Regretfully, we must collect the $10 billing fee to cover expenses incurred in our attempt to recover and/or replace this severely overdue book. If a book is billed AND recalled, you are also responsible for all recall fines.


Renewing Library Material

In Person Material must be renewed no later than one day before the due date. Material may be renewed in person at the Connelly Library Circulation Desk. Renewal over the phone is not permitted. Any borrower may renew their books, however, you will be unable to renew material if you have a block on your record. the following conditions also apply. Requests for renewal of interlibrary loan materials must be made through the ILL Department (X-1287).

  1. Overdue items may only be renewed at the circulation desk.
  2. If a fine on your account is more than $5.00, you will need to pay the fine before you renew.
  3. There is a limit of two renewals for most material.
  4. Items that have been recalled or put on hold for other patrons cannot be renewed.
  5. Any materials borrowed from the Audio-Visual Department can be renewed once online.
  6. Reserve materials cannot be renewed online.
  7. Requests for renewal of interlibrary loan materials must be made through the ILL Department (X-1287).

Online

  1. Select the Library Catalog from the Library’s Homepage.
  2. Select “View Your Circulation Record”.
  3. Enter your name and the bar code from your ID or borrowers card.
  4. Select the link for “Items Currently Checked Out”.
  5. Select “Renew All” or you may select specific items by checking the box in the review column that appears to the left of each item and then select “Renew Selected Items”.

Items will not renew online on or after the due date stamped on the item. If you wait until the due date to renew, you must bring the material in to the Library for renewal.


Computer Use


Room Use

Group study rooms are available in the library for study and research purposes. Only La Salle students, staff, and faculty are permitted to use these rooms. A minimum of two people must be present in order to use a group study room. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted for group study rooms.

There is a two-hour time limit for use of these rooms. Keys must be presented for renewal if needed after the two-hour limit.

All borrowers must present a valid La Salle ID in order to check out a study room key.

Study rooms should not be left unattended and that the Library assumes no liability for personal belongings. Food and drink are not permitted in the study rooms.

Connelly Library • 1900 West Olney Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone: 215.951.1292 | Fax: 215.951.1549
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