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Shenandoah University

Faculty Information: Borrowing

Borrowing Items at SU Libraries

General Information

  • Library 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. 


Employees are not charged fines for overdue materials from Shenandoah University Libraries. However, overdue materials not returned after 4 months will be considered lost items, and the borrower will be billed for replacement. Faculty may incur fines for overdue interlibrary loan items.


Items may be renewed 3 times unless a request has been made for that title. Step-by-step instructions for renewing items are found on the Circulation guide.

Items Available

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

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided exclusively for SU students, faculty and staff. Books, scores and copies of journal articles needed for research may be borrowed or copied from other libraries in Virginia or elsewhere in the United States. For more information about policies and procedures, please see the Interlibrary Loan information page.

Shenandoah University Libraries use the WorldShare ILL platform to manage interlibrary borrowing and lending. Log in to your account here.

If you have questions regarding interlibrary loan or document delivery, please call the Interlibrary Loan Office at (540) 545-7318, toll-free at (877) 289-4611, or email Sharon Gochenour at

Requesting Materials for the Collections

Collection development is a joint responsibility of the professional library faculty and the teaching faculty, with input from students, staff and administration. 

The library allocates collection funds to existing departmental and program areas and usually provides additional funding to develop collections in support of new programs. Digital content in e-books, e-journals and other electronic media is preferred over physical formats in most cases.

Requests may be submitted throughout the year by email to Jackie DeLong, Resources Librarian. Requesting faculty members will be notified when orders are placed, when materials are available to use, and when materials are unavailable for purchase.