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Library Access Services

In this guide, you'll find information for reserve items, shelving locations, and loan rules for library items.

Library Collection Checkout Periods

Each shelving location in our library may have it's own set of rules and checkout times. Please see the table below for a detailed list of the checkout periods. 

 

 

Shelving Location

Description

Checkout Period

Academic Commons

Laptops

Located at 2nd Floor Desk

4-hour, In-library use only

 

*Exceptions may be made for fac/staff on case-by-case basis. See Access Services Librarian.

Acquisitions

Purchased, In processing 

Non-circulating 

Archives

Used by appointment only

Housed in the University Archives (Library 111) 

Non-circulating 

Art

Art and art-adjacent materials 

Located on 1st floor 

Students: 30 days, 2 renewals

Fac/Staff: 90 days, 2 renewals

Cataloging

Restricted use, damaged items

Non-circulating 

Circulation

Regular "stacks"

Located on 2nd floor 

Students: 30 days, 2 renewals

Fac/Staff: 90 days, 2 renewals

Comics

Comics and Graphic Novels

Located in 1st Floor Art Section

7 days, 1 renewal 

Equipment

Limited audio-visual equipment

Located at 1st Floor Desk 

Varies 

Faculty Development

Faculty/staff use only

Located in the Center for Teaching and Learning (3rd Floor) 

Students: Non-circulating

Fac/Staff: 30 days, 2 renewals

Games

Board games, video games

Located at 1st Floor Desk 

3 days, 1 renewal

Interlibrary Loan

Books from other libraries around the world, request an ILL here

Pickup/drop-off at 1st Floor Desk

Due date imposed by lending library

 

Email ILL for more info

Kentucky

Books by KY Authors or about KY, intermixed with circulating collection

Located on 2nd Floor. 

Students: 30 days, 2 renewals

Fac/Staff: 90 days, 2 renewals

Popular

Popular fiction and non-fiction, Juvenile literature

Located on Range 8, 2nd Floor. 

Students: 30 days, 2 renewals

Fac/Staff: 90 days, 2 renewals

Reserves

Course materials and restricted use items, Laptops

Located at 1st Floor Desk. 

2-Hour (in-library use only)
4-Hour (in-library use only)

24-Hour

3-Day

7-Day
(No renewals) 

Stein

Curated collection of Edith Stein materials

Located in Edith Stein Room on 1st Floor. 

Non-circulating 

Theses

Dissertations written by Spalding Alumni

Located in the Kentucky Room on the 1st Floor

30 days, 2 renewals 

Video

DVDs & Blu-rays

Located at 1st Floor Desk

7 days; 1 renewal