The mission of the Access Services Department is to provide courteous service to all patrons and implement guidelines and procedures that ensure the greatest possible use of library materials. These guidelines cover borrowing and loan privileges as well as fines, fees, and all other library charges that users of the library may incur. The guidelines are created to provide access to materials and services in Kemp Library while also protecting the library’s collections.

Access Services Department Includes:

Circulation Desk

The Circulation Desk is located near the entrance on the Main (first floor) of Kemp Library.  Access Services Staff are responsible for checking out all library materials at the Circulation Desk. 

Patrons may borrow these items at the Circulation Desk:

  • Books from the circulating collections
  • Course reserves - textbooks, required and recommended reading
  • Laptops
  • Calculators
  • White board markers/erasers
  • DVDs

Library Card

Your ESU eCard ID is a library card. The number on the back is your borrower ID number.  You must have your eCard to borrow any library materials.

The borrower is responsible for returning all items to the Circulation Desk after using them.

ESU alumni are eligible to receive courtesy cards.  Ask Circulation Staff for more information.

Loan Periods and Renewals

  • ESU undergraduate students and courtesy borrowers (ESU Alumni) 
    • Four weeks (28 days) 
    • One Renewal
  • Faculty, staff, and graduate students 
    • Fifteen weeks (105 days). 
    • One Renewal
  • Baker and Taylor Books 
    • One Month
  • Materials can be renewed in person, by phone or by email.
  • Materials can be renewed once as long as the items are not overdue, on hold, or recalled. 

Library Operating Hours 

Library operating hours are posted on the Operating Hours page. 

Hours are also posted at the main entrance of the Kemp Library building. 

Building Entrance Procedures

 After 8:00 PM, all students, faculty, and staff must swipe their eCards  to enter the library.  If there are problems swiping into the library, please call the circulation desk at (570) 422-3126 for assistance.

 Fines, Fees, and Other Charges

Kemp Library does not collect daily overdue fines for circulating items.

Fines and fees can be paid for by eCard, cash, check, or money order. 

Blocks

Patrons are blocked from borrowing additional materials if they owe fees or have overdue materials. ESU students can also be blocked from receiving grades, registering for courses, or graduation.

Patron blocks are cleared when overdue items are returned and when fines and fees are paid.

Blocks on transcripts, grades, and registration will be placed University-wide for non-payment of any fees or failure to return overdue materials.

Reserves

Reserve items in print format are held behind the Circulation Desk of the library and can be retrieved from the shelves or cabinets only by library employees.

The majority of items in Kemp Library’s Reserve Collection are for two hour in-house use only. However, some items circulate overnight, for three days, or for one week. Valid ESU eCards are required to sign out reserves. No more than three reserve items can be checked out at the same time.

Course reserves support classes taught at East Stroudsburg University. However, the Reserve Collection also includes other items available to the campus community.  Please contact the Circulation Desk at extension 3126 or extension 3708 for additional information concerning course reserves.

Laptops

Kemp Library laptop loans are available to students, faculty, and staff of East Stroudsburg University for . Laptops can be borrowed at the Circulation Desk.  the laptop to the Circulation Desk upon completion of use and no later than 2 hours after checking out the laptop.

The borrower will reimburse Kemp Library for laptop repair or replacement cost in the event of damage or loss. Replacement fee shall be $1,500 (one thousand five hundred United States Dollars).

Overdue charges after the 2 hour laptop loan period shall accrue at the rate of $1.00 for every hour the laptop is overdue.

All borrowers must sign a Laptop Computer Loan Agreement form at the Circulation Desk before a laptop will be issued to them.

Noncompliance with the stipulated 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.

For information on Copying and Printing at the Library, see our Copying and Printing page.

ESU Alumni Privileges

  • Courtesy cards are available to ESU Alumni under the following conditions:
    • Courtesy cards are non-transferable and cannot be used by anyone other than the patron to whom it is issued.
    • Cards are issued for a limited time period with some provisions for extension.
    • Courtesy borrowers can have five items charged to their account at the same time
    • Courtesy borrowers are liable for the same fees and replacement costs as other users.
    • Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Access Services Department as soon as possible
    • Cards are issued at no cost but patrons will be charged a three dollar fee to replace a lost card.
    • Courtesy borrowing privileges can be revoked at the discretion of the Access Services Staff
  • Alumni have access to the following services:
    • Access to the library building before e-Card swipe doors are enabled at 8 PM.
    • Access to photocopy and microfilm machines that are cash only
  • The following services are not available for ESU Alumni:
    • Alumni cannot use Inter-library Loan and EZ Borrow services
    • Alumni cannot borrow reserve materials
    • Alumni cannot borrow laptops.
    • Alumni cannot have items laminated
    • Alumni cannot have access to computers, wifi network or databases
    • Alumni do not have access to printing or scanning services
    • Alumni cannot enter library building after the e-Card swipe doors are enabled at 8 PM

Non-University Affiliated Community Member Privileges

  • The following services are available to non-university affiliated community members:
    • Access to the library building before e-Card swipe doors are enabled at 8 PM.
    • Access to photocopy and microfilm machines that are cash only
    • Utilize library books within the library building only
  • The following services are not available to non-university affiliated community members
    • Community members cannot borrow library books
    • Community members cannot borrow reserve materials.
    • Community members cannot use Inter-library Loan and EZ Borrow services
    • Community members cannot borrow laptops
    • Community members cannot have items laminated
    • Community members do not have access to computers, wifi network or databases
    • Community members do not have access to printing or scanning services
    • Community members cannot enter the library building after the e-Card swipe doors are enabled at 8 PM

Marywood Social Work Student Library Privileges

  • The following services are available to Marywood Social Work Students:
    • Access to the library building with valid e-Cards
    • Access to computers adjacent to Circulation Desk. Students should request assistance from Circulation Staff member to sign them onto these computers.
    • Access to ESU databases via these computers only, no off campus access to databases
    • Access to photocopy and microfilm machines that are cash only
    • Utilize library books within the library building only
    • Reference services and research assistance from Kemp Library Faculty
  • The following services are not available to Marywood Social Work Students:
    • Marywood Social Work Students cannot borrow library books
    • Marywood Social Work Students cannot use Inter-library Loan and EZ Borrow services
    • Marywood Social Work Students cannot borrow laptops
    • Marywood Social Work Students cannot have items laminated
    • Marywood Social Work Students cannot have access to the wifi network
    • Marywood Social Work Students do not have access to printing or scanning services

Library Notices

All library notices are sent out by Kemp Library. 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 telephone numbers.

Patrons must return all library materials by the designated due date. Patrons must pay for all overdue fines, fees, and replacement charges regardless of whether or not they receive notices informing or reminding them of these fines, fees, and charges.

Lamination Policy

The library maintains two laminating machines. Lamination privileges are for current ESU students only. Lamination is for class assignments only. Lamination is done by Access Services staff, so please plan accordingly. Allow 48 hours (two business days) for your laminations to be completed.

Photo Duplication by Faculty

Library faculty and staff will have unrestricted access to a library photocopying machine for copying of work related materials including instructional handouts. Users will sign the copier register in the Access Services Department and record the number of copies made.

Academic departments on campus will have unrestricted access to free photocopying of library owned materials ONLY, such as journal articles or pages from reference books. Users will sign copier register and record the number of copies made.

Library faculty, non-library faculty, and their designee will also have unlimited access to copies from micro-forms in the library’s holdings.

For copies made from micro-forms, the faculty member or their designee will be provided the bypass key for the appropriate micro-form reader/printer. No log entries are necessary when printing from a micro-form reader/printer.

The service outlined herein is not intended to be a substitute for departmental copying or large volume copying provided by campus Printing and Duplication Services. Photo duplication privileges do not extend to personal items, promotion portfolios, class handouts, exams, quizzes, or syllabi, etc.

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
Dean of Kemp Library
Name
Dr. Jingfeng Xia
Phone:
(570) 422-3152