The Access Services Department provides two services:
- Circulation Services
- Interlibrary Loan Services
Circulation Services are provided at the Circulation Desk. 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. Patrons may get help with Printing and Scanning Services and Interlibrary Loan Services at the Circulation Desk.
Borrowing Library Materials
Students, faculty and staff, and ESU alumni 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)||None|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials can be renewed as long as the items are not overdue, on hold, or recalled.
Library Privileges for Community Members
|Patron Type||Library Privileges||Fines and Fees||Services Not Available|
||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.|
|Community Members with no ESU Affiliation||
||N/A||WiFi, printing, scanning, laptop loans, interlibrary loan, laminating, database access on or off campus.|
|Marywood Social Work Students||
||N/A||WiFi, printing, scanning, laptop loans, interlibrary loan, laminating, database access off campus.|
Fines, Fees, Blocks and Holds
Kemp Library does not charge fines for materials owned by the University
Patrons must pay for all overdue fines, fees, and replacement charges.
There may be fees and fines charged for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials since these items are not owned by ESU. ILL fees and fines may not be waived.
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.
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).
- Campus Address
- Kemp Library
- (570) 422-3465
- (570) 422-3151 (Fax)
- Title of Department Leader