The circulation department checks books and other physical items in and out, assesses fines, and manages course reserves.
The book catalog is now an online database (linked from the homepage), which uses the Library of Congress call number system as well as bibliographic fields for searching.
Electronic items are accessed and retrieved through databases. NSULA subscribes to more than one hundred databases; use the Database Directory on the library's home page.
Use this form to place an item on reserve. During the COVID situation, physical items are quarantined after check-in. Therefore, it is recommended that instructors scan and post materials to their Moodle shells. The library has scanners for your use; bring a flash drive.
NSULA Libraries observe fair use and copyright law. For more about copyright restrictions during the coronavirus restrictions, click here:
...making materials available and accessible to students in this time of crisis will almost always be a fair use. As long as we are being thoughtful in our analysis and limiting our activities to the specific needs of our patrons during this time of crisis, copyright law supports our uses. The fair use doctrine accommodates the flexibility required by our shared public health crisis, enabling society to function and progress while protecting human life and safety.
InterLibrary Loan can borrow items you want which are not in NSU's collections. Use your NSU credentials to register for it here. ILL is a free service for all NSU members (paid for through the library's operating budget).
You can renew your books one time online, if they are not overdue, by following this link - Renew Books Online. for subsequent renewals, bring the items to the library.
To renew interlibrary loan books, call 318 357-5465.
If you have questions, please call the Circulation Department at 318 357-4477 or email email@example.com.
Overdue fines are $1.00 per item per day for all materials except items on reserve and computer equipment. There are no exceptions to this policy.
Faculty may have a total of 30 items checked out at any time.
Faculty must return or renew books at the end of each May at the end of the spring semester and in August before "on call" day.
Undergraduate students, staff, LSMSA students, Friends of the LIbrary, retired faculty, and consortium borrowers may have a total of 20 items checked out at any time
Graduate students may have a total of 30 items checked out at any time. Otherwise, the regular student limits apply to them.