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Borrowing Priviliges

The Library is open to the public. Visitors should identify themselves upon entering the campus as library patrons and sign in at the circulation desk when they arrive.

The faculty, staff and students of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, as well as community members who purchase a membership, are entitled to check out library materials. Please note that the library accepts payment in cash or check.

Loan Policies

  • Books, audiovisuals: 4 weeks
  • Renewals: 4 weeks (one time)
  • Non-circulating: reference books, periodicals, certain audiovisual materials, and items on reserve
  • Fines for late items: 10¢ per day
  • Replacement fee for lost items: $55.00
  • Quantity Limits:
    • SCS students, faculty, staff: No limit
      Paid members: 5

Study Rooms

  • Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Students and faculty may reserve rooms for special use.

Library Classroom

  • The classroom is for use by the faculty and students of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary only.
  • Faculty members who would like to use it for a single class meeting may contact Tina Donegan (tdonegan@scs.edu).

Study Carrels

Students and faculty are given preference for the use of the study carrels. Visitors may use empty carrels when available. The study carrels may be reserved only by faculty and MA candidates.

Any student or faculty member who wishes to leave items on a carrel overnight must check them out at the circulation desk and place a note on the carrel requesting that the books not be reshelved. Books left on the study carrels without a note will be reshelved.

If a librarian finds personal books left on the study carrels, they will be held behind the circulation desk for a period of 7 days before being placed on the book sale shelf.

Borrowing Privileges

Who

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

EXPIRATION

LIMIT TO NUMBER OF ITEMS

OVERDUE FEES APPLY?

Seminarians

Free

One year

No Limit

Yes

SCS Faculty

Free

One Year

No Limit

No

STS / Permanant Diaconate Students

Free

One year

No Limit

Yes

Permanent Diaconate Students

Free with proof of current registration

End of current semester

No Limit

Yes

Catholic Clergy, Permanent Deacons, and Catholic Religious of Philadelphia

Free

One year

5 items

Yes

Non-Catholic Ordained Clergy Stationed and Serving in the Philadelphia

Free with Proof of Degree and Current Pastoral Assignment

One year

5 items

Yes

Students and Faculty from SEPTLA or TCLC institutions

Free with ID and introduction letter

Determined by sending library

5 items

Yes

SCS alumni, SCS staff, and Archdiocesan employees

Free

One year

(610) 785-6575

Yes

Lay community members

Free

One year

No Limit

Yes

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