We offer a variety of services for students, faculty and staff in order to support their academic and personal needs.
See our current offerings for adaptive and assistive technology hardware/software.
You need a library bar code to check out materials and access electronic resources. To get one, please bring your Nazareth College ID to the main circulation desk.
With the bar code you may:
You can search for materials from the library collection through the Library Catalog, which will show the record for the item, including the location within the library and Dewey Decimal call number. If you need help locating the item, please ask at the main circulation desk.
Once you have an item in hand, take it to the main circulation desk for check out. Your status at the college (student, faculty and staff, or visitor) will dictate the due date of the item.
Course reserves can consist of electronic files or physical items. Find both through the library catalog by searching specifically for reserves. An electronic item provides a link to the file and you will be prompted for your last name and library barcode number. A physical item will be located in the reserve collection.
Since course reserves are items identified by professors as having vital importance for coursework, they have limited circulation. Typically, course reserves are only available for a two-hour period, in-library use only, though professors will make exceptions for certain items. All physical items on course reserves are housed at the main circulation desk.
For Faculty/Staff: Placing Materials on Reserve
Bring course reserves in person to the circulation desk, or email to the reserve assistant,Jennifer Rygiel. Email Jennifer at email@example.com or call her at: 585-389-2141. Whenever possible, place electronic copies on reserve, because scanning print copies hurts quality. Please adhere to all copyright laws and provide ample time for the reserve assistant to place items in the collection. Items received in the week prior to a semester will be handled as the requests arrive, and cannot be guaranteed to be uploaded by the semester start date. For any urgent additions to the reserve collection, please contact her directly.
Contact the Technology and Media Services desk, located in the lower level of the library, to borrow items such as digital cameras, smart carts, etc.
If you search the library catalog and see that an item is already checked out, you can place a hold online for the item, call the library, or come in person. A hold will flag the item so that when it is returned it will be held at the main circulation desk for you and you will receive an email letting you know that you have 10 days to pick up the item before it is returned to the shelves.
If you would rather not wait for the item to be returned, you can request it from another library through Interlibrary Loan.
For Faculty/Staff: The Research and Instruction team is here to support your information literacy needs. Library instruction classes can be tailored to meet the needs of your students and the specific course focus. Additionally upon request, subject research guides (LibGuides) can be created and tailored for your specific class or subject. To schedule a library instruction class or inquire about a LibGuide, please contact Ilka Datig, Head of Instruction and Outreach. Email Ilka or call her at 585-389-2148.
Interlibrary Loan, or the acquisition of materials on your behalf from another library, is a free service that is available to faculty, staff and current students.
Document Delivery is a service in which paper or microfilm articles owned by Nazareth are scanned by library staff and delivered electronically to a user's ILLiad account.
Both of these services are handled by the Interlibrary Loan and Serials department. See Interlibrary Loan website.
Paper and microfilm/fiche periodicals are housed in the lower level of the library in the open stacks. The stacks are organized alphabetically and if you need assistance locating an item, please see the adjacent Interlibrary Loan and Serials office.
Media Resources provides copying services and an array of audio visual services, including:
Photocopy machines are available on the upper level next to the main circulation desk and the lower level next to the stairwell near the Interlibrary Loan and Serials office, and the archives.
These machines have several capabilities including:
For Faculty/Staff: While central photocopy services are located in Office Services, some staff and faculty may need to make photocopies after hours. The circulation desk does have some departmental charge accounts set up. However, if a department has not chosen to partake of the service, then you will have to pay for the copies out of pocket. The library is unable to provide receipts for copies made on behalf of departments and paid for independently.
Poster printing and lamination is done through Media Resources, and they should be contacted directly.
For Faculty: Send a staff member or student assistant to the Library to check out material on your faculty account. In order for the library to allow others to check out items for the faculty member, we need written permission to borrow on file. Permissions must be renewed annually.
For Faculty/Staff: Recommendations for library materials are an essential component to the success of our holdings. Each academic department has a different allocation from the library budget for materials and materials should be purchased at least one semester prior to their desired usage. Please direct all questions regarding purchasing of materials to the Collection Management Assistant, Kate Jones. Email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at: 585-389-2124. Any directions about journal subscriptions or electronic resources (databases), please contact the Library Director, Catherine Doyle. Email Catherine at cdoyle0 @naz.edu or call her at: 585-389-2123.
The Reference Desk, located in the main hall of the library, is a place where patrons can ask for assistance in using the library's many academic resources.
In addition, there are multiple ways to reach a librarian for research help, which are detailed on the Ask a Librarian page.
Borrow books directly from other participating libraries in the Rochester area through the Rochester Regional Library Council's RRLC card program. With this program, you sign up for an RRLC card at the main circulation desk, and then use that card to check out books directly from participating libraries. This is distinct from the Interlibrary Loan program, which brings books from other libraries directly to Nazareth for your convenience.
We house a variety of special collections including the Thomas Merton Room and Letters, Courtney Autograph collection, and Saint Jerome window that may assist in your research.
There are a variety of study spaces in the library, depending on your preferences.
I prefer to be alone/in total silence
I don't mind being near others but I like private space
I prefer to share tables with others
I need a loud, social space
For Faculty/Staff: Get help with Moodle, Astra, and developing online courses. See the Technology Training and Support page for more information.
If you find you need an item for longer than the original loan period, please request a renewal of the item in person at the circulation desk, by phone (585.389.2129), by email (email@example.com) or through your library account. In order to ensure your privacy, you must show an identification and your library barcode in order to discuss your library account. You may renew a total of three times for books and one time for multimedia items.
When a book is checked out, it can be subject to recall for another library patron after an initial 28 day loan period. Most members of the community respond promptly and return the material so others might use it. A few don’t, and this inconveniences the other patron (who is almost always a student on deadline for a paper.) A fine of $1 a day will be applied to all accounts if the book is not returned within seven days.
If books are not returned by the due date, overdue notices will be emailed and eventually mailed in order to remind patrons to return items.
If a book is still not returned, the replacement cost of the book plus a ten dollar processing fee will be added to your library account. Accounts with more than ten dollars in fines will be blocked.
If a billed book is not returned within 30 days, the amount due will be sent to the Bursar to be added to your campus account.
|Item Type||Loan Period||Maximum Checkout||Fines/Per day|
|Books||4 weeks||50 total items|
|Course Reserves||2 or 4 hour
use or overnight
exceptions, determined by instructor).
|2 Reserves at a time|
DVD, CD, VHS or audiocasette
|2 weeks||10 total media items|
|NazFlix||2 weeks||4 total Nazflix|
|Kit||In library use|
If materials are not returned, the account it is checked out on will be billed for the replacement costs plus a $10.00 processing fee per item.
|Item Type||Loan Period||Maximum Checkout|
|Books||Academic Year||100 total items|
|Course Reserves||2 or 4 hour
use or overnight
|2 Reserves at a time|
|Audio cassette||2 weeks|
|NazFlix||2 weeks||4 NazFlix at a time|
Books from the general collection are due on June 1st each year, and you will receive an email asking if you wish to renew them. These extended due dates do not apply to other categories of books or media, with exceptions made on a case by case basis.
Faculty and Staff do not incur fines, except when items are:
St. John Fisher Faculty: With a Nazareth College library barcode (obtained at the Circulation Services Desk), may borrow most media materials for one week. Media course reserve material and materials heavily used at Nazareth or restricted due to licensing or contractual agreements are not eligible for circulation.
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