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FAQs

1) Can I have food or drinks in the library?
2) Can I use my cell phone?
3) What about tobacco products?
4) What are the typical loan periods for library items?
5) How do I renew my books?
6) Is library instruction and research assistance available?

1) Can I have food or drinks in the library?
Food is permitted only in the 24/7 Study Room. Food is defined as any edible food EXCEPT gum, cough drops or throat lozenges. Beverages are permitted in lidded containers. Aluminum soda cans are not acceptable.

2) Can I use my cell phone?
Use of cellular telephones and other personal communication devices within Hammermill Library is restricted to the main lobby. Personal communication devices should be turned off or set to “silent” mode upon entering the building.

3) What about tobacco products?
No tobacco products OF ANY TYPE may be used in Hammermill Library. This includes smokeless tobacco. "Spit receptacles" must be disposed of outside the building.

4)What are the typical loan periods for library items?

Item Type Students Faculty/Staff Alumni/Courtesy/Others
Books & Music Scores 28 days 60 days 28 days
Videos & DVDs 2 days 2 days 2 hrs (library use only)
Music CDs 7 days 60 days 2 hrs (library use only)

For more detailed circulation policies, check here.

5) How do I renew my books?
Items can be renewed in person at the circulation desk, over the phone, or via the web by logging into Your Record*.
*For information on how to use Your Record, watch this short tutorial

6) Is library instruction and research assistance available?
Yes! Members of the library staff are available to provide training and instruction to groups or individuals. Topics include course-related instruction in the use of the library and its resources, training in the use of a particular library resource, general library orientation and library tours. Also, our Research & Reference Office is staffed by librarians throughout the school year. Check our hours, or contact the library via email or phone (ext. 2235) for more information.