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Off-Campus and Distance Education Support: Physical Collection Access Tools

Physical Collection Access Tools

The Webcat online catalog provides access to all physical collections.  The online catalog has a feature that permits borrowers to check to see what items they have checked out and to renew them if they wish. Clicking on the “User Services” button will take you to a screen to enter your student ID number (library card number) and a PIN number. You can get your PIN number via e-mail from Becky Rockwell, or by asking at the Smith Library Circulation Desk. The University “Hornet” ID card is also your library card in both the Smith and Health Sciences Libraries. If you have not been received a University ID card, the first time you come to the University libraries, we will request other identification and proof of your affiliation with the University. The Library then will provide you with a temporary card for use in checking out materials.

 

Please bring a tuition receipt, letter of acceptance or registration document connecting you with the University. Once we have issued a library card to you, please bring the card with you on future visits. If you have questions about borrowing materials, please contact Becky Rockwell at (540) 665-5424, toll-free at (877) 289-4611, or via e-mail at rrockwel@su.edu.

 

Loan Period – Graduate students may check out books and scores for 42 days. Three additional renewals are permitted, totaling 168 days, unless another user has requested the item. Books can be renewed over the phone, or by the student directly though access to our online catalog. The online catalog has a feature that permits borrowers to check to see what items they have checked out and to renew them if they wish. Clicking on the “User Services” button will take you to a screen to enter your student ID number (library card number) and a PIN number. You can get your PIN number via e-mail from Becky Rockwell, or by asking at the Smith Library Circulation Desk.

Overdues – Notices for overdue items will be sent by SU email throughout the year. The fine for overdue books is $0.10 per day. The fine for overdue interlibrary loans is $1.00 per day. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not relieve the borrower of the obligation to return the materials in question. If you are returning books to the library by mail, make sure you allow enough time for mailing to avoid overdue fees. We suggest that you renew books checked out to you prior to putting them in the mail.

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