Access Services

The Access Services Department Includes:

Circulation Services

The Circulation Desk is located on the Main (First Floor) of Kemp Library. Access Services Staff work at the Circulation Desk to help patrons borrow and return library materials. Patrons may return library materials to the Circulation Desk during regular operating hours or use the book drop located outside the building entrance. Patrons may ask for research assistance from a librarian at the Circulation Desk.

Borrowing Library Materials

Patrons may borrow the following items at the Circulation Desk with their ESU eCard. Patrons must have their ESU eCard to borrow items.

Item Borrowing Information Fines and Fees
Books from Kemp Library's circulating collections See table below for patron borrowing information. None
Course Reserves (textbooks, required and recommended reading) Two hours, in the library building only. None
Laptops Two hours, in the library building only $1.00 for every hour the laptop is not returned. $1500 replacement fee for lost laptop.
Calculators, White Board Markers/erasers Two hours, in the library building only None
Baker and Taylor Books One month (30 days)  

Loan Periods and Renewals - Circulating Collections

Patron Type Loan Period Number of Renewals
ESU Undergraduate Students Four weeks (28 days) One
ESU Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students Fifteen weeks (105 days) One
ESU Alumni Four weeks (28 days) One

Materials can be renewed in person at the Circulation Desk, by phone (570) 422-3126 or by emailing lhughes@esu.edu

Materials can be renewed as long as the items are not overdue, on hold, or recalled.

Library Privledges for Community Members

Patron Type Library Privileges Fines and Fees Services Not Available  
Alumni
  • Building Access from opening to 6:00 PM. If alumni have an eCard, swipe eCard to enter building after 6:00 PM. Alumni welcome to remain in the building if they arrive before eCard swipe is enabled.
  • Books: 4 week loan, limit 5
  • Access to microfilm readers
Same as ESU Students, faculty and staff. No fines for university owned library materials unless items are missing, damaged. WIFI, printing, scanning, laptop loans, interlibrary loan, laminating, database access on or off campus, reference and research assistance  
Community Members with no ESU Affiliation
  • Building access from opening to 6:00 PM. Community members are welcome to remain in the building if they arrive before the card swipe is enabled.
  • Books may be used in the building only. No loans.
  • Access to microfilm readers
N/A WIFI, printing, scanning, laptop loans, interlibrary loan, laminating, database access on or off campus, reference and research assistance  
Marywood Social Work Students
  • Building access from opening to 6:00 PM. Marywood Social Work Students are welcome to remain in the building if they arrive before the card swipe is enabled.
  • Books may be used in the building only. No loans.
  • Access to computers in area next to Circulation Desk. Requires login from Circulation Desk.
  • Access to Databases on campus via computers in area next to Circulation Desk.
  • Access to microfilm readers
  • Reference and research assistance from Kemp Library Faculty
N/A WIFI, printing, scanning, laptop loans, interlibrary loan, laminating, database access off campus  

Fines, Fees, Blocks and Holds

The library does not charge fines for University owned materials. There may be fees and fines charged for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials. ILL fees and fines may not be waived. Patrons must pay for all overdue fines, fees, and replacement charges.

Patrons may be blocked from borrowing additional library materials if they owe fees/fines or have overdue items.

Damaged, lost, or unpaid library materials may result in a hold placed on a student’s university account. Holds can prevent students from receiving grades, getting copies of transcripts, registering for courses or applying for graduation.

All borrowers must sign a Laptop Computer Loan Agreement form at the Circulation Desk before a laptop will be loaned to them. Noncompliance with the conditions of the Laptop Computer Loan Agreement will result in the suspension of eligibility for laptop borrowing at Kemp Library and can lead to registration, transcript, and graduation suspensions.

Library Notices

All notices are automatically sent out to the patron's email by the library's online catalog. These can be overdue notices, hold request letters, recall notices, cancellation notices, and notices of fines and fees. It is the patron’s responsibility to keep Kemp Library up-to-date on any changes in street address, e-mail, and phone numbers. Patrons must return all library materials by the designated due date on the notice(s).

Contact Us

Call Kemp Library phone directory for more information about resources and services (570) 422-3465.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Kemp Library
Phone:
(570) 422-3465
Fax:
(570) 422-3151 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director of Assessment, Accreditation and Academic Planning
Name
William Bajor
Phone:
(570) 422-3588