Current NESA full or part time students, faculty, TAs, staff and alumni can check out library items as well as access our online resources. The general public is free to visit the library and access our resources in person, or request something be sent to them via Document Delivery.
Reserve and Reference items as well as journals do not circulate.
Books may be checked out for two weeks. Videos dvds and audio cassettes are loaned for one week.
An item may be renewed up to five times if the request is made prior to or on the due date, if the borrower has no other overdue items, and if the item has not had a hold or recall notice placed on it. Some heavily used books may not be available for renewal. Renewal requests can be made in person or by telephone or email.
If a book or other item is in the collection but has been checked out, patrons may request the item be put on Hold. This means that the item will no longer be open to renewals. When the item is returned to the library, the patron will be notified via email. Patrons are given 7 days to come to the library to check out the materials being held for them, before they are returned to the shelves.
There is a book drop slot in the school hallway between the Front Desk and the library where items can be returned before or after library hours. Please use the book drop when the library is not open.
Overdue Items & Fines
An item is overdue the day after it is scheduled to be returned. An overdue item will be assessed a late charge of $0.25 per day (including weekends) until the item is returned. No items may be checked out if the borrower has overdue items or an unpaid late fee.
Patrons who have overdue items or late fines will receive email notices. After four notices have been provided, the patron's account is put on hold and sent to the Bursar for collections. If a library item remains overdue for 6 weeks, the library will re-purchase the item and bill the patron. A $25 processing fee in addition to the price of the item will be billed. Library privileges are suspended until the account is cleared.
Patron accounts are reviewed at the end of each term. Any accounts with outstanding fines or overdue books are put on hold and sent to the Bursar for collections. Patrons with accounts on hold will not receive their grades, be sent copies of their transcripts, or be able to enroll in Continuing Education. A hold can be removed by paying fines to the Bursar and returning items to the library.
Lost or Damaged Items
A user of the library is liable for replacing any item which has been lost or damaged. The library will charge the replacement costs plus a $25 processing fee for damaged or lost items. Please note that some individual items (esp. DVDs) which are part of a set may not be replaced except by purchasing the entire set. Materials which are out of print or not replaceable will be evaluated on a case by case situation and a market value will be determined for replacement cost.
Faculty and TA's may exercise their library privileges as Faculty and TA's if they have a current contract.
Faculty and TAs are encouraged to request books and journal articles to be put on reserve for students in their classes. These items are kept at the reference desk when possible and students may use these materials only in the library. Only faculty and TAs may request that an item be put on reserve. Please provide any lists of reading materials to the library at least two weeks before the beginning of the term to provide the library time to acquire the items.
Faculty have the right to request longer loan periods, up to the entire term. If another patron requests an item that a faculty member has on extended loan, the faculty member will be notified and the item on extended loan period will be converted to a regular loan period, beginning the day the item goes on Hold. If the faculty does not request extended loan periods, the standard loan period will be applied.
Faculty are also encouraged to request the library to purchase books -- both primary texts and recommended readings -- to support their classes. The director is available to work with faculty to develop reading lists and to locate journal articles for classes or individual research.