The circulation period for books, audio-visual material, curriculum and items from the resource room is one month. All circulating items are subject to recall after two weeks if requested by another borrower and will be expected back in the library five days from the date of the recall notice. One-month renewals may be made by phone, by e-mail or in person. Periodicals and Reference materials must remain in the library so that they are available to all patrons.
Overdue items accumulate fines at the rate of 25 cents per day per item to a maximum of $15.00 per item. If the overdue item has not been returned and the maximum fine paid, the student will receive an invoice for cost plus $25 per item replacement where the additional $25 goes toward covering cataloging and processing expense. When fines have reached a total of $5.00 or greater, notices are sent out. Borrowing privileges are suspended when fines reach $25.00 or when any balance $5.00 or greater has been unpaid for 60 days or more.
All materials must be properly charged out at the circulation desk and returned there when due -- or to the front door drop box during closed hours. The borrower who charges out a book is responsible for its return (or its replacement, if lost), even though it may have been given to another person.
Although not a public library, borrowing privileges are available for outside users. A photo id card such as driver's license is necessary to establish identity at registration. An LTS library card will be issued. There is a limitation on the number of items outside users may borrow. The Library reserves the right to restrict library privileges.
High school students are welcomed individually for help with assignments pertaining to religious studies. However, where more than one student from any class is here simultaneously or sequentially on a school project, they must be accompanied by their teacher, with arrangements made in advance.
More specific circulation policies for different categories of users are provided in handouts available at the Circulation Desk.
Reserve books for student use are shelved in the area behind the circulation desk. Request all reserve materials from a member of the library staff. These materials are to be used in the Library during regular library hours.
For LTS students, staff, faculty, and alumni/ae the library will send forbooks and journal articles which are not held in this library. Thereusually is no cost for books or copies of journal articles so obtained.Forms are found at the circulation desk or online.
For LTS alumni/ae we will mail books that are requested.
For individuals seeking access to our materials and those that can be loaned from the Evangelical and Reformed Historical Society, we will loan materials to your local library where you can request items from us through that library's inter library loan system.
We do not loan items from our special collections. However you are welcome to visit our library and make use of those here. Use of these materials varies and application must be made to the Library Director. Contact him prior to coming to discuss your needs.
Carrels and tables on which to work
Ample study space in the form of carrels and tables is available to Seminary students and others making use of the Library collection.
Assistance with plotting direction for research or for making one's way with library technology or other aspects of using the library is available during Seminary business hours. Outside these hours, the Library is serviced by Seminary students who have been trained to meet routine library user needs.
A copy machine is available for library patron use. Copies are $.10 per exposure. This copier may be used in a variety of ways and serves as printer for public-use computers. A card vending machine is located in the same area as the copier.
Computers and other technical resources available
Wireless access is available to LTS students. If you experience difficulty connecting to the wireless network, speak with a staff member. If difficulties continue, please complete this form.
Printing from computers is performed by the photocopier. Printing costs are paid by the library user through the venda-card system with each letter or legal size page charged at $.10.
For students, staff and faculty
- Lts online catalog
- full-text databases available on campus and remotely
- word processing
For all users
- LTS online catalog
- full-text databases while on campus