The circulation desk can help you find out more about library collections, borrowing privileges, loan periods, renewals, fees and more.
Contact us, or explore the information below.
Bring your valid USJ ID to get a borrower's account at the Library. You can obtain a new or replacement ID at the Campus Safety Office in McGovern Hall (860.231.5222). Verified alumni may request a courtesy card from library staff members to borrow four items from the collection. These borrowing privileges will be active for one year and can be renewed upon request.
Books circulate for eight weeks from the checkout date with an optional renewal time of three additional weeks. Audio-visual and test materials circulate for seven days. Reserve items have varied loan periods, depending on each instructor's wishes.
Please return borrowed materials to the circulation desk in the reference room. You may use the book drop near the front entrance for after-hour returns. Most Connecticut libraries will also accept your borrowed materials and forward them for you at no cost.
Online renewal is easy!
If you prefer, you can still bring the item to the library for renewal. But for your own security, renewals cannot be made over the phone. Items may be renewed once and the renewal loan period for books is 3 weeks.
Please note that items on reserve for a class may not be renewed. Renewals may also be denied if the item has a hold list.
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