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.
- Access the library's electronic resources.
- Access the library's public computers.
Borrowing Materials from the Wilmot Library
Books from the general collection that are checked out to staff 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 (such as reference and rare materials which are handled on a case by case basis) and McNaughton Books (three week loan period).
On May 1st we send out “Statements of Checked Out Items” to all staff. 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.
Staff do not incur overdue fines on books. 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.
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, staff may use their ILLIAD accounts for free document delivery of articles. Photocopy machines are also available.
Please visit the Media Collection web page for more information.
Please note that all borrowers, including staff, 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.
The Library licenses access to many electronic resources that provide descriptions of books, articles, and other resources, 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. These databases can be used from off-campus as well as on-campus.
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 linked to the library's home page, 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.
Media Resources Services
Staff 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 are located in Office Services, 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 inquire at the Technology and Media Services Desk, located on the Lower Level.