Circulation / Reserve
All library materials are checked out at the Circulation/Reserve
Desk in the main lobby except for materials in the
Instructional Media Center. Materials in
Reference Services, Special Collections and Archives, Periodicals, the
Digital Initiatives and Art Slide Library and Reserve are for reference use only
and may not leave the building.
Your Long Island University I.D. card also serves as your library
card. 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
Alumni: Go to the
Office of Development and Alumni Relations,
located in the
Kahn Discovery Center, Suite 100,
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
Post Library Association: go to the PLA Membership
page. The PLA Office is located in the Library, room 133, 299-2892
LIU card holders (students, faculty, and staff) have access to
everything: borrowing privileges, databases, and
Alumni, Continuing Education students, PLA members, and Brookville residents are allowed
borrowing privileges, with an LIU card, but no access to databases or
Theses students or students with an incomplete must get a Thesis Card from
the Circulation desk and have it filled out by their department. Circulation will keep the card on
file, and the student must bring their ID card when checking out books.
In order to have access, the staff at the Circulation/Reserve Desk
will apply a barcode to your I.D. card when you fill out a
Patron Registration Form.
If you already have a barcode, fill out the Expired Registration
Form. If you fill out these forms ahead of time, bring them to the Circulation/Reserve Desk.
Update your Barcode
Students need to update their barcode each Fall and in the Summer if
they are taking classes. Staff need to update their cards annually.
Adjunct Faculty have to renew their account each term. To
find out if your barcode is expired, go to the Online Public Access
click on the
tab, and proceed to the
"Profile" tab. To update your account, go to the Circulation/Reserve
My Account tab
From the "My Account"
tab, 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 card 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.
Students must pay $10.00 at the Bursar's Office before going to the Public Safety department for a new card.
Books may be borrowed for 28 days. Staff may borrow books for 120 days.
The Instructional Media Center has different loan periods.
Renewals are permitted once online, assuming the book is not overdue.
Click on the "My Account"
tab. Any further renewals must be done in person at the Circulation Desk.
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. Please request a receipt when
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.
To request a book or periodical that is not owned by LIU, eligible borrowers should use the
ILLiad interlibrary loan system.
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.
Articles are placed on electronic reserve
(ERes) so that students may
access them over the internet. For more information, see
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
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 (Copyright, Fair Use and ERes).