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Shenandoah University

Circulation: Borrowing Guidelines

Patron Categories

Card Library Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit 5 Items
Loan Period 21 Days

This service does not include interlibrary loan privileges or remote access to the Libraries’ licensed electronic databases

Overdue Items:

Alumni are blocked from further borrowing at 3 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months are considered lost. View "Late & Lost Items" tab for more information.

Renewals:

Alumni may renew items 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.  Click the "Renewing Items" tab to learn more.

Card Library Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit 5 Items
Loan Period 21 Days

Overdue Items:

Borrowing privileges will be blocked at 5 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months will be considered lost. View the "Late & Lost Items"  tab for more information.

Renewals:

Items may be renewed 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.  Click the "Renewing Items" tab to learn more.

Card Library Card
Cost per Year $10.00/ Cash or Check
Loan Limit 5 Items
Loan Period 21 Days

Residents of the following counties are eligible to obtain a library card:

  • Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Shenandoah, and Warren in Virginia
  • Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, and Morgan in West Virginia

Community User library cards are good for one year. This service does not include interlibrary loan privileges or remote access to the Libraries’ licensed electronic databases.

Overdue Items:

Borrowing privileges will be blocked at 5 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months will be considered lost. View the "Late & Lost Items" tab for more information.

Renewals:

Items may be renewed 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.  Click the "Renewing Items" tab to learn more.

Card Library Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit No Item Limit
Loan Period 30 Days

Overdue Items:

Borrowing privileges will be blocked at 5 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months will be considered lost. View the "Late & Lost Items" tab for more information.

Renewals:

Items may be renewed 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.  Click the "Renewing Items" tab to learn more.

Card Library Card
Cost per Year $40.00/Check Payment
Loan Limit No Item Limit
Loan Period 21 Days

Overdue Items:

Borrowing privileges will be blocked at 5 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months will be considered lost. View the "Late & Lost Items" tab for more information.

Renewals:

Items may be renewed 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.  Click the "Renewing Items" tab to learn more.

Card Student ID Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit No Item Limit
Loan Period 60 Days

Overdue Items:

Students are blocked from further borrowing at 5 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months are considered lost. View "Late & Lost Items" tab to learn more.

Renewals:

Students may renew items 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.  Click the "Renewing Items" tab to learn more.

Card Student ID Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit No Item Limit
Loan Period 30 Days

Overdue Items:

Students are blocked from further borrowing at 5 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months are considered lost. View "Late & Lost Items" tab to learn more.

Renewals:

Students may renew items 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.  Click the "Renewing Items" tab to learn more.

Card University ID Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit No Item Limit
Loan Period 30 Days

Overdue Materials:

Employees are blocked from further borrowing at 3 overdue items. 

Fines: 

Employees are not charged fines for overdue materials. However, borrowing privileges will be blocked at 10 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months will be considered lost.  Click the "Late & Lost Items" tab to learn more.

Renewals:

Items may be renewed 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.

Card University ID Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit No Item Limit
Loan Period 120 Days

Overdue Materials:

Employees are blocked from further borrowing at 3 overdue items. 

Fines: 

Employees are not charged fines for overdue materials. However, borrowing privileges will be blocked at 10 overdue items. Overdue materials not returned after 4 months will be considered lost.  Click the "Late & Lost Items" tab to learn more. Faculty can incur fines for overdue interlibrary loan items.

Renewals:

Items may be renewed 2 times unless a request has been made for that title.

Card Library Card
Cost per Year No Charge
Loan Limit 5 Items
Loan Period 21 Days

List of Participating VIVA Institutions

Application

Submit a library card application here

Only apply for a card here if you are an SU alumni, Member of the Arts Academy, a Community User, Friends of the Library, or  a Family of University Employee. Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff should use their SU ID card as their library card. 

Applying for a library card does not provide access to the Libraries’ licensed electronic databases.

Items Available

Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff:

  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Music Scores
  • MacBooks
  • iPhone and MacBook Chargers
  • MacBook USBC and VGA Adapters
  • Personal Whiteboards
  • Dry Erase Markers

Community Users:

  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs

Alumni, Friends of the Library, and Family of University Employees:

  • Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Music Scores

Electronics Agreement Form

Read the Electronics Agreement form here

This form must be read and signed before any electronic materials can be checked out. If you have any questions about our Electronics Agreement, you may reach out to Christine Forbes at cforbes@su.edu