Studying in the Library
Late Night Study Area
- Borrowing Materials from the Lorette Wilmot Library
- Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
- Using Course Reserves
- Research Help
- Media Resources Services
- Adaptive Technology Equipment
- Photocopy Services
- Study Spaces
Borrowing Materials from the Wilmot Library
Materials in the Library collections in all formats can be identified through the Library Catalog. The system is easy to use without instruction for basic searching by author, title, subject or keyword.
A "current student" is anyone who is currently registered as a student at Nazareth College, regardless of part-time or full-time status. 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 material.
- View your library account
- Renew your books by phone or online.
- Access the library's electronic resources.
- Access the library's public computers.
Please note that the Library assesses fees for overdue and lost materials. Students who owe $10.00 or more in fees to the Library will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until the fees owed have been paid.
Books may be borrowed for three weeks (21 days) from the date of check-out. You are limited to a maximum of 50 books checked out at any one 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 or by phone (call 389-2129). Please have your ID 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 an overdue fee of 5 cents per day per book. If a book checked out is not returned, the account it is checked out on will be billed for the replacement costs of the book(s) plus a $10.00 processing fee per book.
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 out any other materials until the recalled book is returned.
If a book 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 may order the book through interlibrary loan.
n 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.
Magazines, Journals, 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.
Periodicals in paper and microfilm formats are available for in-library use only. However, equipment is available for scanning to e-mail or to a USB drive at no charge. In addition, currently registered Nazareth College students may use their ILLIAD accounts for free document delivery of articles. Fee-based photocopy machines are also available.
The Media Collection, located on the lower level of the Library, offers a variety materials for use by Nazareth College students. Please visit the Media Collection web page for more information.
Borrowing Materials from Other Libraries
Books, articles, and other needed research materials may be obtained from other libraries through interlibrary loan service. Requests for interlibrary loans may be placed and tracked through your ILLIAD account. For more information about interlibrary loan, and to set up an ILLIAD account, please click here.
In addition, 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 graduate student, you must obtain your Access Card from the Nazareth College library's Circulation Desk.
Reserve materials are linked to Course Reserves on the library's home page and can be searched by professor or course. If an item is on electronic reserve, the reading will be linked in full text. When you click on the title of a reading, you will be prompted for your last name and library barcode number.
Books, videos, and all other items on Reserve are housed at the Circulation Desk. Most items may be borrowed for 2 hours (in library use only) unless other arrangements have been made in advance with the course instructor.
Reference Librarians are experienced professionals with Master of Library Science degrees whose role is to assist students with research. 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 help you get started.
Reference librarians also staff the Ask a Librarian service linked to the library's home page, which offers many different ways for students 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.
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
Media Resources offers a variety of services for students. Students 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.
Adaptive Technology Equipment
The following adaptive technology equipment is available through the Technology and Media Services Desk:
- PC workstation with voice recognition and output, screen magnification, specialized software providing writing and spelling assistance tools, scanning and printing.
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) magnification system.
- Variable-speed and four-track cassette players.
- Magnifier lamp on a moveable stand.
- Closed captioning decoder.
- FM hearing assistance system.
The Adaptive Technology PC Workstation is located in the Rochester Gas and Electric Assistive Technology Suite in the lower level of the Library. This equipment addresses a variety of disabilities including physical impairments, carpal tunnel syndrome, learning disabilities, mobility impairments, and visual or hearing impairments. The following list briefly describes the hardware and software available and the solutions it offers:
- Adaptive Technology Workstation Hardware The computer is a Dell Pentium III 500mhz with 128mb RAM, CD-ROM, 17" monitor, HP ScanJet 5P scanner, and HP LaserJet III laser printer. There is also a cassette recorder in the Suite.
- Dragon Naturally Speaking is a voice recognition application. This system is used for word processing and other types of computer applications to provide access for those unable to navigate a computer keyboard efficiently, such as those who have vision impairments, carpal tunnel syndrome, or learning disabilities.
- Zoomtext Plus is a large screen magnification program designed specifically for individuals with visual impairments. Zoomtext Plus works with most character-based software applications including word processors, databases, spreadsheets, and communication programs.
- JAWS is a computer screen-reader application designed for people with visual impairments. JAWS reads back text from the computer screen at a comfortable rate making it easier for individuals to navigate the computer.
- Open Book Unbound is a scanning system used to scan text documents into standard word processing formats and read text documents out loud to the user. This application may assist individuals with low vision impairments or learning disabilities.
- INSPIRATION integrates diagramming and outlining tools to help individuals organize ideas and information. This application may assist individuals with learning disabilities.
- Aurora provides writing and spelling assistance tools specifically designed for individuals with learning disabilities or dyslexia. The application has verbal feedback, which can help catch errors when they are made. Aurora can also read word processor documents, menus, and icons on the screen which may be useful for visually impaired students and students with learning disabilities.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use a tape player if they would like to record sessions heard by the computer's voice output system.
For further information and training on the Adaptive Technology Workstation, please contact the Office for Students with Disabilities.
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.
The Library offers a variety of study spaces. If you like to spread out and be among other people, try the tables in the Reading Room beneath our Saint Jerome window or in the adjoining Reference Area. If you prefer to work alone, we have individual study carrels in the Reference Area and along the Mezzanine. For the times when you are working with other people, we have group study rooms of varying sizes located throughout the library. If you need technology with a small group room, please inquire at the Technology and Media Services Desk, located on the lower level. Group study rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Rare Book Room and the Merton Room are available as study spaces much of the time. However, the primary purpose of these rooms is to house special collections. The availability of these spaces for group or quiet study is at the discretion of library staff.