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Borrowing

A guide to borrowing items from Lemieux Library, Summit and InterLibrary Loan

Borrowing Policy

As a patron of the Lemieux Library, you are responsible for:

  1. All materials checked out on your account.
  2. Knowing the due dates of the materials you have borrowed.
  3. Returning or renewing items on time.
  4. Checking your Seattle University email account for notices from the library.
  5. Payment of all charges for lost or damaged materials.

Questions? 

For general inquiries, contact the Lemieux Library Circulation Desk at 206-296-6233 or email libcirc@seattleu.edu

 

Requesting Items

You can place holds on items that are currently available at the Seattle University Libraries. You can request items from both the Lemieux and Law Libraries, and choose which library you would like to pick them up from. You will receive an email when your items are ready to be picked up.

How long will you hold my item?

Once your hold request is processed, materials will remain on the shelf for six business days.

What happens if I place a hold for an item currently checked out? 

If you place a hold for an item currently checked out, you will be placed next in line to borrow the item. A hold request does not change the original due date, but it does prevent the current borrower from renewing it.

  • A hold does not always guarantee that your item will be reserved; if another patron finds the item before it is pulled by library staff, priority will be given to that patron unless otherwise arranged by the Circulation Manager.

For items not currently available at the Seattle University Libraries, please see the Borrowing from Summit and Borrowing from Interlibrary Loan sections for further instructions.

Renewing Items

Seattle University students, faculty, and staff may renew books, media, and journals online, by phone, or in person at the Circulation Desk.

  • To renew items online, log in to your SU Primo library account. Your login is the same username and password as your SU email.
  • To renew items in-person at the Circulation Desk, be sure to present your SU campus card or valid picture identification (driver's license or passport).
  • To request a renewal for Interlibrary Loan materials, visit the Interlibrary Loan information page, and follow the instructions. Your login is the same username and password as your SU email.

Returning Items

How do I locate my due date? 

Due dates are available on the "Loan Receipt" emailed to you by the library. You can also view due dates by logging into your SU Primo library account.


Where do I return my items? 

Books, media, and journals can be returned to the Lemieux Library Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor during regular library hours, or at any of our three book drops:

  • The east side book drop, near Pigott Pavillion, is located just inside the first-floor library doors and is available with SU campus card access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The north side book drop is located near the 2nd floor McGoldrick Learning Commons entrance and is available with SU campus card access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The west side book drop, located just across from Arrupe Hall, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SU campus card access is not required.

Can I mail back my items?

Yes, items can be sent to following address:

Attn: Access Services Department
Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons
P.O. Box 222000
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

The due date will be adjusted at check-in. Please secure your package to ensure that all items mailed are received by the library.


Can I return items from other libraries at the Lemieux Library? 

Items belonging to other Summit institutions can be returned to Lemieux Library. You can also return Lemieux Library items to other Summit institutions. The return date will be adjusted at check-in.

We cannot accept Seattle Public Library or King County Library item returns at the Lemieux Library.


Can I return technology items via book drops?

Please do not return technology loans via book drops. We ask that you only return these items at the Lemieux Library Circulation Desk. If this is not possible, please contact the Lemieux Library Circulation Desk at 206-296-6233 or email libcirc@seattleu.edu

Student, Staff, and Faculty Borrowers Loan Terms

Loan Periods for Seattle U Students, Faculty, and Staff

Item Type Loan Term Renewable
Lemieux Books 6 Weeks Yes, up to 6 times
Lemieux Journals, DVDs, Audio, Software, and Media 6 Days Yes, up to 6 times
Summit Books 6 Weeks Yes, 1 time
Summit Journals, DVDs, Audio, Software, and Media 6 Days Yes, 1 time
InterLibrary Loan (ILL) Materials Loan Term determined by lending library Renewals determined by lending library
Technology Loans for Seattle U Students
Item Type Loan Term for Students Renewable
Laptops Quarterly Yes
Hotspots 6 days Yes, 1 time
Technology Loans for Seattle U Faculty/Staff
Item Type Loan Term for Staff/Faculty Renewable
Laptops 7 days Case-by-case basis
Hotspots 7 days Case-by-case basis

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