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Library Policies

COVID-19 Notice:

Although Plough Library participates in shared borrowing agreements with academic libraries in the MALC and TALC groups, the ability of CBU students and faculty to check out books from those libraries depends on whether a library has reopened to the public at large.

It is best to assume that local academic libraries are limiting entry to their own faculty, staff, and enrolled students until further notice.

If you need a book that is not available in Plough Library's collection, place a request with Interlibrary Loan. Do not assume that you can enter other local academic libraries.

Special Borrowers Policy

Plough Library extends borrowing privileges to three categories of special borrowers, and each have unique privileges. Special borrower privileges expire after one year. Privileges may be renewed.

All special borrowers, and the general public, are welcome to use the computers on the main floor. Library staff must log in computer users. Computers in the InfoLab and the Curriculum Library are not available to non-CBU community. Printing is NOT available for special borrowers or the public. Special borrowers and the general public may use all library materials when in the library, except for Course Reserves.

Brunsting. January 3, 2018

Alumni

CBU alumni are able to borrow up to 10 items at one time. Items may be renewed once. Alumni are able to borrow items from our Circulating Collection, Lasallian Collection, New Books, and Related Materials. All items check out for a period of 18 days, expect for New Books, which have a 14 day check-out period. Alumni are not able to check out AV Materials, Course Reserves, or items from the Curriculum Library.

Alumni should present a CBU alumni card, if one has been issued, and must complete a special borrowers form in order to check out any materials. Alumni must abide by all Plough Library policies, including overdue and lost book policies.

Brunsting. January 3, 2018

Consortia

Memphis Area Library Consortia (MALC) borrowers are currently-enrolled students and currently-employed faculty and staff of the following colleges and universities:

  • Asbury Seminary
  • Baptist College of Health Sciences
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Memphis Theological Seminary
  • Rhodes College
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Memphis Law School
  • University of Tennessee Health Sciences

Babb. April 26, 2019

Courtesy

Courtesy borrowing privileges are granted rarely. When they are granted, it would be to such borrowers as: priests and other staff members of the Memphis Diocese, Christian Brothers not affiliated with this university, or teachers from area Catholic high schools.

Courtesy borrowers are able to borrow up to two items at a time. Courtesy borrowed are able to borrow items from our Circulating collection, Lasallian collection, New Books, and Related Materials. All items check out for a period of 28 days, except for New Books, which have a 14 day check-out period. Courtesy borrowers are not able to check out AV Materials, Course Reserves, or items from the Curriculum Library.

Privileges are granted at the discretion of Plough LIbrary. Courtesy borrowers must abide by all Plough Library policies, including overdue and lost book policies.

Brunsting. January 3, 2018


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