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 ID card also serves as your library
card. Bring your card to the Circulation Desk to activate your library account.
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 109, 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.
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 should come to the Circulation/Reserve Desk and fill out a
Patron Registration Form to get a library barcode
applied to their ID card.
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.
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.
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).
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.
NEW - If staff have any overdue books, their borrowing privileges will be stopped until they renew or return their overdue books.
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. 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
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).