Circulation services


For Students
Books circulate for a period of 30 days.  CDs, DVDs, and video cassettes circulate for one week. Students may have a maximum of 20 items checked out at one time (3 DVDs maximum).

Reference works, course reserves, and periodicals must be used in the library and are not available for circulation.

All materials are must be returned by the end of the semester.

Providing there are no outstanding holds or recalls on the material, loans may be renewed twice. If there are two or more holds placed on an item, the maximum loan period will be shortened to seven days.

For Faculty
Saint Peter’s University faculty may borrow books for a period of one semester, renewable up to a maximum of two consecutive semesters. Faculty may borrow reference works or periodicals for overnight or weekend use only. Faculty may have a maximum of 50 items checked out at one time.

For Alumni
Alumni must first obtain a valid OneCard in order to access borrowing privledges at Saint Peters University Libraries. Books circulate for a period of 30 days.  CDs, DVDs, and video cassettes circulate for one week. Alumni may have a maximum of 10 items checked out at one time.

Renewals can be made three ways: in person at the Circulation Desk, by telephone during library hours at (201) 761-6461, or through the  Library Catalog by clicking the blue tab labelled “MY ACCOUNT” and entering your last name and the barcode # from the back of your OneCard.

Overdue/ Lost Material Policy

When library materials are more than 30 days overdue, a “library hold” will be placed on the student’s SPIRIT/Colleague account. The hold will be released when the overdue items are returned.

If a library user is unable to locate and return overdue items – they are responsible for:

  • the reasonable replacement cost of the item (determined by our Acquisitions Librarian)
  • a $15 processing fee.

We will make every attempt to find the lowest cost possible for replacing library materials. Currently, the library only accepts cash or money orders for replacement fees. Registration holds will be released only upon receipt of payment or the return of overdue materials.

To determine replacement costs contact :

AnnMarie Ziadie, Acquisitions Librarian

To make payment arrangements contact:

Tasheeda Capers, Circulation Coordinator


Workstudy Application

Please click here to download the application form and return it to Circulation Desk.