The Off-Site Supervisors library privileges is a pilot program which grew from our attempt to provide recognition for the efforts of the school teachers who each year welcome Nazareth College students into their classrooms as student teachers. It now also includes other professionals who have entered into a formal relationships with Nazareth College student interns or who serve in other capacities as formally recognized mentors in areas such as Communication Disorders and Physical Therapy, among others. If you are eligible for this program, Nazareth's field placement supervisor will have given us your name. You just call to confirm you are on the list, fill out a registration form at the library's Circulation Desk (along with your current, valid school or institutional ID) so that we may sign you up as a certified patron, and give you a library card and a barcode.
You will need to renew your card each semester. When you renew your card, if you no longer meet the eligibility requirements for the Off-Site Supervisor Program, you may apply for a Community Resident card, which carries a $5.00 annual fee. For full eligibility requirements, please contact the Circulation Desk (389-2129) or Jody Barker, Director of Circulation and Building Services (email@example.com)
(The library reserves the right to exclude admission and/or to revoke privileges of any individual whose behavior impacts the quality of service to the college's primary library clientele: the presently enrolled students and current faculty and staff of Nazareth College.)
Your current Off-site Supervisor card is required to check out books. Books may be borrowed for three-weeks (21-days) from the date of check-out. You are limited to a maximum of 15 books checked out at a time.
Books are never due on a day the library is closed. If the borrowing period ends on a day that the library will be closed, books will be due on the next day the library is open.
Books may be renewed for an additional three-week period from the date of renewal as long as no one has requested the book. You may renew books a maximum of three times.
Books may be renewed in person, online, or by phone (call 389-2129). Please have your current Off-site Supervisor card with your library barcode ready when you are renewing books. In compliance with state and federal privacy laws, we cannot discuss information in your library record without proper ID. By phone, the only identification we can accept is your library barcode.
There is a 5 cent per day per book overdue charge. If material checked out is not returned, the account it is checked out on will be billed for the replacement costs plus a $10.00 processing fee per item.
Overdue books may be recalled by other library users. If you have a recalled overdue book, you will not be able to renew or check any other materials until the recalled book is returned.
If you are unable to find the book you are looking for, or if it is currently checked out, you may place a hold on it at the Circulation Desk if you have registered for a Community User borrowing card and paid the $5.00 annual fee. Once a hold has been placed, the current borrower will not be able to renew the book. You will be notified as soon as the book is returned.
If a book is not on the shelf when you look for it (and if it is listed in WebPAC as "check shelves"), the library staff will look for the book. As soon as the book is found, you will be notified.
The Reference staff will assist you with your informational needs; Reference Desk hours are listed at the "hours" link at the top of each of the library's web pages. See a Reference Librarian about services offered for Off-site Supervisors.
Reserve/Interlibrary Loan/Serials (RILS)
You may access only those materials that have been placed on Permanent Reserve; the use of materials that have been placed on Course Reserve is restricted to those who are enrolled in the class.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The library cannot offer you Interlibrary Loan services. You may use the ILL services through your own institution's library or the public library.
Serials and Journals
The complete holdings of our journal collection are included in the OPAC and WebPac. Selected journal lists are available on the Library’s web site. The collection includes journals, magazines, newspapers, and the ERIC microfiche document collection.
Photocopying and Microform Printing
Photocopiers are self-service. The charge is 10 cents per copy for black and white copies, and 25 cents per copy for color copies.
Microfilm printing is self-service at 10 cents per page.
Contact the RILS Department (389-3321) for additional information.
Media Resources Services
Your current Off-site Supervisor card is required for use of the media collection. Media materials may be used for 4 hours in the Library or requested for off campus circulation via interlibrary loan through your home institution or public library. However, media materials are primarily selected to support teaching and learning at Nazareth College. In addition, licensing or contractual agreements may restrict circulation of certain media materials to Nazareth College campus use. Therefore, the Media Resources Coordinator approves ILL requests on a case-by-case basis. Media materials on course reserve have limited circulation and are not eligible for interlibrary loan.
Other Media Resources services are not available to Off-site Supervisors.