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C.W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library

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Patron Registration Form (RTF)

Extended Privilege Form (RTF)

Reserve Collection: Hardcopy and Online

Reserve Information

Electronic Reserve Request Form (DOC)

Book Reserve Form (DOC)

Instructors' Copies: Request letter for Permission from Publisher (DOC)

Department Hours

Loan Period



Interlibrary Loans


Email: Post-Circulation@liu.edu

Circulation / Reserve

All library materials, except those in the Instructional Media Center, are checked out at the Circulation/Reserve Desk, 299-2303, in the main lobby. Materials in Reserve, Periodicals, Reference Services, Special Collections, and the Digital Initiatives and Art Image Library are for reference use only and may not leave the building.

Your Long Island University ID card also serves as your library card. To borrow books, bring your card to the Circulation Desk to activate your library account and fill out a Patron Registration form. A free library card is available to Brookville residents. Please bring your card with you whenever you wish to use library materials.

To obtain your card:

Students, Faculty, and Staff: Go to the Public Safety Department located in the Facilities Services building, 299-2214. For their hours and updated information, access the Photo ID Information link.

Alumni: Go to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, located in the Winnick House, room 103, 299-2263. Then go to the Public Safety Department.

Brookville Residents: Go to the Office of Community Relations, located in the Administration Building, room 210, 299-3500, or email neighbor@liu.edu.

Post Library Association: Go to the PLA Membership page. The PLA Office is located in the Library, room 106/107, 299-2892

LIU card holders (students, faculty, and staff) have access to everything: borrowing privileges, databases, and interlibrary loan.

Alumni, Continuing Education students, PLA members, and Brookville residents are allowed borrowing privileges with an LIU card, but no access to databases or interlibrary loan.

Students who need extended library privileges to complete theses or other assignments must have the Extended Privilege Form completed by their department. Circulation will keep the form on file. Students must bring their LIU ID cards when checking out books.

LIU Students, Faculty, and Staff need only their ID card to check out books. They can access all of the library's online resources with the same username and password that they use for their MyLIU and email accounts.

Other users, who are affiliated with LIU, but do not receive a University ID number, e.g., Post Library Association (PLA), will need a library barcode. They must come to the Circulation/Reserve Desk and fill out a Patron Registration Form.

My Account
To access your library account, go to LIUCat and select "My Account" from the drop-down menu under "My Library". Once logged in, you can see the books you currently have out, renew books once (as long as they are not overdue), check for any library blocks, including when your account will expire, and check the status of hold requests (more information about viewing your account). When you are finished, be sure to log out and close the browser.

Update Your Library Account
It is not necessary to update your account to access our databases. It is only necessary to update your account when you are checking out books or placing a hold on books that are checked-out from your campus or on books that are available from another LIU campus. In these cases, students need to update their accounts each Fall (and in the Summer if they are taking classes). Staff need to update their accounts annually. Adjunct Faculty have to renew their accounts each term. If you go to "My Account" and then "My Library," your current status is shown under your name and address on the left. To update your account, call or visit the Circulation/Reserve Desk.

Lost Cards
Students must pay $25.00 at the Bursar's Office before going to the Public Safety department for a new card (or have Public Safety bill your account).

Loan Period
Students may borrow books for 28 days. Faculty/staff may borrow books for 120 days. The Instructional Media Center has different loan periods. Renewals are permitted once online - 28 days for students and 120 days for faculty/staff - assuming the book is not overdue. Click on the "My Account" tab. Any further renewals must be done in person at the Circulation Desk. If a patron has Overdue books, their borrowing privileges will be suspended until they renew or return those items.

Remote Access for Online Databases
Make sure that you don't have any overdue books or owe a fine. You won't be allowed access if you do. Check your account or contact the Circulation Department.

Overdue fines are 10 cents per day with a seven day grace period. However, on the eighth day, the fine for the full eight days will be owed.

From the online catalog "Find Books and More" you may request an item that is currently checked out or at another LIU campus library. Please note, item requests at your own campus with an "Available" status will not be processed.

Interlibrary Loans
To request a book or periodical that is not owned by LIU, eligible borrowers should use the ILLiad interlibrary loan system.

Reserve Collection
Materials on reserve consist primarily of books and articles that have been requested by faculty for the use of their students. Most of this material is held at the Circulation/Reserve Desk in the main lobby. All reserve material is for reference use only and may not be taken out. Students must present their ID card to use Reserve Books.

Articles are placed on electronic reserve (ERes) so that students may access them over the internet. For more information, see "A Student Guide to Electronic Reserve" and "Getting Started with ERes: Information for Faculty".

Faculty wishing to place a book on reserve should fill out a Book Request Form (DOC) at least one month prior to when the items will be needed. Items not already in the library's collection must be either purchased or interloaned from other LIU campuses and, therefore, may take longer than one month to reach the Reserve Desk. Although the Reserve Desk accepts personal books and other materials, the library cannot be held responsible for their loss or damage.

Individual faculty are responsible for obtaining permission from publishers for materials that do not comply with Fair Use. Items with labels such as Instructor’s Edition, Desk Copy, Examination Edition, Publisher’s Review Copy will be placed on reserve only after the individual faculty member obtains the publisher’s permission. Please download this form to send to the publisher: "Request letter for Permission from Publisher."

The reserve status of an item automatically terminates at the end of a semester, unless otherwise indicated. Please remember that the library must comply with copyright law (see Copyright, Fair Use and ERes).

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