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Library Services

Library Services


  • Phone

    (585) 389-2129
  • Email
  • Location

    Library, Circulation desk
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Library Resources

The library has many departments that can assist you with your academic endeavors. In addition we offer many ways to help in your research including ask a librarian, search guides, and interlibrary loan.

The Lorette Wilmot Library offers a variety of services for patrons in order to support academic and personal needs. Faculty, staff, students and visitors are subject to all general library policies, while additionally having services specifically tailored to meet their individual needs. 

 Please direct any questions about library services or policies to the library circulation desk by calling (585)389.2129, emailing, or by coming to the circulation desk on the main level of the library.

General Library Policies and Services

Library Barcodes

In order to check out materials and access electronic resources, you will need a library barcode. To receive a barcode, please bring your Nazareth College ID to the Main Circulation desk.

With it you may:

Borrowing Materials

Materials from the library collection can be searched 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 or check the library's About page for more information.

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 visitors) will dictate the due date of the item.

Course Reserves

Course reserves can consist of electronic files or physical items. Both can be found through the library catalog by searching specifically for reserves. An electronic item will have a link to the file and you will be prompted for your last name and library barcode number while 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.


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 ten 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 (also see below).

Renewals, Recalls and Overdues


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 ( 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.


After your original loan period has passed, your book may be recalled back in order to be available to another patron who has requested it. If books are not returned once the recall email has been received, you will be assessed a fee per day.


If books are not returned by the due date, there will be late fee of five cents per day, per item. Notices will be emailed and eventually mailed in order to remind patrons to return items.

If a book is still not returned, the price of the book and a ten dollar processing fee will be added to your library account. Accounts with more than ten dollars in fines will be blocked.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

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, and instructions can be found on the Interlibrary Loan website.

Journals, magazines and newspapers

Journals, magazines and newspapers owned by the library are held in either electronic or physical format. Electronic items can be located through a variety of databases found through electronic resources or through electronic journals.

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.

Photocopying and Scanning

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:

  • Black and white copies are ten cents per page or nine cents with your Naz Bucks.
  • Color copies are twenty cents per page or nine cents with your Naz Bucks card.
  • Free scanning to email or USB is available on the lower level copiers, with instructions posted on the walls beside them.
  • Printing PDFs from your USB is possible and instructions are available at all copiers. This is very popular for color printing options.

Research Help

The research and instruction desk at the library is staffed by a professional librarian for many hours of the day. In addition, there are multiple ways to reach a librarian for research help, which are detailed on the Help with Research Page. The reference department also offers an online literature search form that asks you to give a narrative description of a research topic which in turn a librarian uses to do a search on the requestor's behalf. Results are returned in citation form so that the requestor can pursue those items they find most useful.

Technology and Media Services desk

The Technology and Media Services desk is a walk up, email ( or call in (585.389.2111) service desk that provides technical support to the Nazareth community. In addition, they are the contact point for borrowing items such as digital cameras, smart carts, etc.

Media Resources

The Media Resources department provides copying services and an array of audio visual services, including:

  • Audio or video recording of campus events
  • Instruction on using audio visual equipment
  • Color copies and laser prints
  • Many other services
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