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New Faculty Library Orientation

A one-stop guide for new faculty about the Samuel C. Williams Library's tools and resources.

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Borrowing Policies for Faculty

Circulating books can be borrowed for up to 120 days.

Renewals: up to 10 times through the Library account, unless there is a recall or hold placed on the book. For additional renewals, the book must be presented at the Circulation Services desk.

Number: up to 15 items at any given time. This restriction may also be waived upon individual request. Contact John Cruz if you need to check out more items at one time.

For further information about recalls, fines, and penalties for lost books:

Books Shelved Off-Campus

Some of our books have been moved off-site to make room for student study space, but they are still available for check out and use! If you find a book in the catalog that lists the location of a book as "Shelved Off-Campus," you can fill out a request form and it will arrive at the Library in one to two business days.

Interlibrary Loan


To order a book we do not hold, fill out an Interlibrary Loan request form by clicking on the yellow box. There is no associated fee.



Ebooks can be found through the Library catalog or in a number of specific databases:

Course Materials on Reserve

Certain items that prove to be high-demand/high-usage are housed separately from the regular collection and have a shorter borrowing period to facilitate fair access. Selected titles are entered into the Reserve Collection at the request of faculty or Library Staff and are shelved behind the Circulation Desk. Reserve books can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty seeking to place Library Books on reserve must complete a Reserve Book Form. The Library will then take care of either pulling books from the shelves or ordering them if necessary. Forms should be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz, Circulation Services Manager.