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The library at Spalding University considers the circulation transaction a contract between the library and the borrower.  It is the borrower’s responsibility to adhere to the terms of the circulation contract. The borrower will be verbally informed of the item’s due date.  A due date stamp will also be placed on the item, if possible.

Prescribed terms and restrictions differ according borrower type and material type.  A listing of terms for each category are as follows:

Borrower Type:  Limitations
Spalding Undergraduates 20 items
Spalding Graduate Students 30 items
Spalding Faculty 30 items
Spalding Staff 30 items
Presentation Students 6 items
Presentation Faculty 30 items
Metroversity Borrowers 6 items
Spalding Alumni

3 items

Borrower Type Circulation Period/
Renewal Limits
Regular Books
Undergraduate Students 30 Days
2 Renewals
Graduate Students 30 Days
2 Renewals
Faculty/Staff 90 Days
2 Renewals
Regular videos are a 5 Day checkout for all Spalding Faculty, Staff, and Students
Reference Books
All Spalding Students In Library Use Only
Faculty/Staff 3 Days
No Renewals
All others In Library Use Only
Reserve Books & Videos
All Spalding Students, Faculty & Staff
(Course Reserves)
In Library Use Only 
(Varies by Item)
All Spalding Students
(Permanent Reserves)
In Library Use Only 

3 Day
No Renewals

Please see the attached policy for information about Copyright, Fair Use, Photocopying, and Reserve Materials.

The use of computers at Spalding University Library shall be on a first-come, first-served basis. Certain computers may have priority of usage limits placed upon them. The library staff is responsible for monitoring computer usage and reserves the right to limit and/or curtail any usage deemed inappropriate. 

Metroversity students must provide their current institutional photo ID.  Spalding alumni should show Spalding alumni card or a letter from the university advancement office.

The library will allow general users to bring into the library light snacks and drinks in containers with lids.  These types of foods may be consumed anywhere in the library except at the computer stations or other posted areas.

There is to be absolutely no use of tobacco products of any type inside the library building by any person at any time.

There are to be no open flames generated in the library.  This includes, but is not limited to, flames produced by candles, pocket lighters and matches.

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Mission Statement

Spalding University Library supports the mission of its parent institution. The library provides: 

  • ​library services to support the university's educational, social, and cultural programs; 
  • a collection that is effectively organized and administered; 
  • access to information and materials needed to support the curriculum, faculty research, and general interests of the university community wherever this information may be located; 
  • space for student and faculty research and for the library staff to work efficiently; 
  • a competent staff to serve the needs of its patrons; 
  • adequate fiscal resources to accomplish its mission. 

The Library shall reflect the highest standards of professional librarianship. 

The Kentucky Room

The Kentucky Room houses the library's Kentucky Collection, a group of resources about Kentucky or by Kentucky authors. This room is available for reservation.

The Edith Stein Center

The Edith Stein Center contains a research library pertaining to Edith Stein. While the room is open to students wishing to reserve a quiet area to study, requests for research appointments should be directed to Dr. Melissa Chastain.

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