- Requesting New Library Materials
- Borrowing Materials from the Lorette Wilmot Library
- Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
- Placement of Materials on Reserve
- Electronic Resources (Databases)
- Media Resources Services
- Photocopy Services
Your ID with the library barcode is your unique identification. If you don't have a barcode on your ID, please come to the Circulation Desk to get one. With it you may:
- Check out library materials.
- View your library account.
- Renew your books by phone or online.
- Access the library's electronic resources.
- Access the library's public computers.
Requesting New Library Materials
The primary purpose of the collections of the Lorette Wilmot Library is to support teaching and learning at Nazareth College. Faculty recommendations for purchase of library materials are essential to ensure that the collections fulfill this purpose.
Each academic department has an annual allotment from the library budget for books and video materials. In some departments, the department chair or a library liaison faculty member coordinates ordering; in other departments, individual faculty members submit recommendations directly to the Acquisitions Librarian, Janet Smith. Materials should be requested at least one semester in advance of their desired use. Materials that you desire to retain for extended periods of use should be purchased with departmental funds.
The Library provides licensed access to Books in Print with Book Reviews and Choice Reviews Online to assist faculty with selection of new materials. You also may request that a librarian compile a bibliography in support of collection development through Ask a Librarian.
In recent years the library budget has not kept pace with the rising cost of journal subscriptions. In general, the cost of any new subscriptions must be defrayed by cancellations of present subscriptions of equal cost. If you wish to discuss the acquisition of new journals or electronic resources (databases), please contact the Library Director, Catherine Doyle.
Additional information that you may find helpful in your library collection development efforts may be found:
- Identifying Materials to be Acquired for the Library's Collection
- Requesting Materials for the Library's Collection
Materials in the Library collections in all formats can be identified through the Library Catalog. The Library Catalog is easy to use without instruction for basic searching by author, title, subject or keyword. A Nazareth College ID with a valid library barcode is required for borrowing materials from the Lorette Wilmot Library.
Books from the general collection that are checked out to faculty are due on June 1st of each year (the due date changes on May 1st of each year - all books checked out from that point are due June 1st the following year).
This extended loan period does not apply to special categories of books (e.g., reference and rare materials which are handled on a case by case basis), or McNaughton Books (three week loan period). Extended loans to faculty of media materials and bound journals are also evaluated on a case by case basis.
On May 1st we send out “Statements of Checked Out Items” to all Faculty. This acts as a convenient reminder to return or renew items on the list. Books may be renewed in person or by phone (call 585-389-2129). Please have your ID with your library barcode ready when 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.
Faculty do not incur overdue fines. If a book checked out is lost, the account it is checked out on will be billed for the replacement costs of the book(s) plus a $5.00 processing fee per book.
If the book you are looking for is currently checked out, you may place a hold on it online through the Library Catalog or at the Circulation Desk. You will be notified as soon as the book is returned. If waiting for a book to be returned is not convenient, you also have the option of ordering the book through interlibrary loan.
In the Library Catalog, if a book displays the status message, "Check Shelves", but is not on shelf, please notify a library staff member. We will search for the book, and let you know in a timely fashion whether or not the book has been found.
Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
Most journals, magazines, and newspapers owned by the library are held in electronic format. A few hundred titles are available in paper and/or in microfilm. Paper and microfilm periodicals are housed on the Lower Level of the library.
In general, periodicals in paper and microfilm formats are available for in-library use only. Equipment is available for scanning to e-mail or to a USB drive at no charge. In addition, faculty may use their ILLIAD accounts for free document delivery of articles. Photocopy machines are also available.
If necessary, faculty can make arrangements for the loan of bound periodicals and microfilm by contacting Christine Sisak, Head of Serials and Interlibrary Loan, 585-389-2184.
Most media materials circulate to faculty. Please visit the Media Collection web page for more information.
Please note that all borrowers, including faculty, are subject to the $1.00 per day overdue fine for NazFlix DVDs.
Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
Books, articles, and other needed research materials may be obtained from other libraries through the InterLibrary Loan (ILLIAD) service. For more information about interlibrary loan, and to set up an ILLIAD account, please click here.
In addition, faculty and graduate students may borrow books directly from many of the other libraries in the Rochester area through the Access Program of the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC). If you are a Nazareth College faculty member or graduate student, obtain your Access Card from the Nazareth College library's Circulation Desk before you visit other area libraries.
Placement of Materials on Reserve
Books, journal articles and other print materials may be placed on Course Reserve at the Circulation Desk.
Media materials may be placed on reserve at the Media Resources office or may be dropped off at the Technology and Media Service Desk.
Items to be placed on reserve should be brought to the appropriate area at least one week before the beginning of each semester or two days prior to the date during the semester when you want the materials to be available for student use. The library is not responsible for damage to, or loss of, an instructor's personal materials placed on reserve. Please note that books and videos acquired through interlibrary loan may not be placed on reserve without written permission to do so from the lending library. Reserve materials are linked to Course Reserves on the library's home page and can be searched by professor or course.
Articles, book chapters, and other relatively brief print documents will be placed on electronic reserve unless you request traditional reserve. If the full text of the item is available in one of our licensed databases, we normally will provide a link to the full-text item, if possible, or otherwise to the database in which it is located. If the item is not already available online, we will scan it and store the image on our server. If you want to place on reserve more than one chapter or article from a single book or journal issue, we will attempt to buy the book or journal issue (if we do not own it already) and place the entire book or issue on traditional reserve.
For traditional reserve, multiple copies of articles may be placed on reserve only if you obtain permission from the copyright holder or if multiple copies are provided by Office Services in accordance with copyright guidelines for classroom instruction. One photocopy of an article owned by the library will be made for an instructor who wishes to place the article on reserve. Multiple copies cannot be made by the library because of copyright restrictions.
Traditional reserve materials are shelved in closed stacks at the Circulation Desk and may be designated for library use only or for overnight/weekend loan.
Media reserve materials are shelved in closed stacks at the Circulation Desk. Media reserve materials are generally designated for 4 hr library use only with the option of overnight/weekend loan if requested by instructor when placing item on reserve.
Electronic Resources (Databases)
The library licenses access to many electronic resources providing citations for materials, full-text articles or documents, data, and images. Links to these databases are provided on the Library web site, organized by both subject and by database name. The library barcode number serves as your password for access off campus.
Research and Information Literacy Support
A librarian is available for consultation at the Information Desk near the computer area on the Main Level most of the hours that the library is open. Trained library student workers are also available at the Information Desk to provide assistance.
Reference librarians also staff the Ask a Librarian service, which offers many different ways to ask for help with research and using the library, including online request forms, e-mail, chat, telephone and text. If you would like in-depth assistance with a project, feel free to set up an appointment through Ask a Librarian.
Or, submit a request through the Online Search Service, also available through Ask a Librarian. In an online search, a librarian prepares a packet of resources for you, tailored to your information needs and annotated to show what is available through our library.
Faculty whose course assignments focus on academic research or involve the use of library resources are especially welcome to schedule a library instruction session. Library instruction classes may be scheduled at any time during the semester, and can be tailored to meet your course objectives and the needs of your students. The Library Instruction Room (LB240) is a lab-style classroom with 18 student computers and an instructor's workstation.
Upon request, we can also create course and subject research guides - "Libguides" - housed on the library's web site. Libguides can be linked or embedded into Moodle.
To schedule an instructional session, to reserve LB240, or to request the creation of a Libguide, please contact Jennifer Burr, Head of Reference and Instruction Librarian.
Technology and Media Services
The Technology and Media Services Desk, on the Lower Level, is the campus service point for help with information technology. Please click here for more information about campus labs, software, and support.
Media Resources Services
Faculty members who plan to use Media Resources services should discuss their needs with members of the Media Resources staff. Please visit the Media Resources web page for more information about the services offered.
Central photocopy services to meet classroom photocopy needs of faculty members are located in Smyth Hall.
In the library, photocopy machines are available on the Main Floor near the entrance, as well as on the Lower Level. The photocopiers are self-service. Photocopy charges are posted. Users are responsible for adherence to copyright laws.
Color printing from a USB (flash) drive can be done at the photocopy machines. Charges apply and are posted.
Production services available to Nazareth College students, Nazareth faculty, and Nazareth staff include poster printing and lamination. Support with video editing projects is also available. For more information, please link to the Technology and Media Services Desk.