VISITORS - Due to the current pandemic, the PLC and Library is not permitting visitors. The PLC is open to currently registered students, faculty and staff.
GIFTS - Due to staffing and restrictions from the COVID-19, the Library is currently not accepting gifts.
LAPTOPS, CHARGERS - Due to COVID-19 health precautions the Library is not lending laptops or chargers.
STUDY ROOMS - Due to COVID-19 health precautions all study rooms are for on-person use. Please wipe down surfaces before and after use.
All Saint Joseph’s University constituents are issued a Saint Joseph’s University photo identification card which is placed in an automatic turnstile in order to permit library building access.
The photo identification card may be obtained at the Office of Public Safety & Security. This office is located in the ground level area of the Barbelin Building (Room 13) and is open twenty-four hours per day.
Saint Joseph’s University constituents without a current SJU identification card may be denied admission to the Library. If their card has been lost or stolen, they will be expected to present themselves to the Public Safety Office to obtain their card before they return to the Library.
Alumni of Saint Joseph’s University are welcome to use SJU’s Library Catalog and borrow books from the Library with a valid alumni card. This card may be requested at the Service Desk. Use of databases and general Internet access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. Suggestions for alternative access to electronics resources are available in our Resources for Alumni Research Guide.
Saint Joseph’s University alumni will be granted access to the building and may obtain a Library card in order to borrow books. This card is obtained at the Library Service Desk. (See Policy on Alumni, above)
To borrow library material, all Saint Joseph’s University faculty, students, and staff must present a valid Saint Joseph’s University identification card. Alumni may obtain a library identification card at the Library Service Desk.
Loan and renewal periods vary for different types of library materials depending upon status.
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Please help us keep our collection, computers, and study rooms clean. Covered beverages and snacks are permitted. Meals are only permitted in the POD Cafe. Dispose of all trash in appropriate containers. Thank you for your help.
Use Policy for Group Study Rooms
- Rooms are for groups of 2 or more students
- Rooms can be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours
- Rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
- Students cannot set up a standing appointment that meets regularly in the room.
- Students can have up to 3 room reservations per week
- Students may not make back-to-back reservations on the same day for the same room.
- Please dispose of or remove any trash as you leave the room.
- Please return whiteboard markers and erasers to the front desk as well as any special equipment checked out for use in the rooms.
|The Post Academic Center has Lenovo ThinkPad laptops available for checkout for use in the building. Please go to the Library Service Desk to request a laptop. The laptops are available on a first come-first served basis.
- The SJU library seeks to ensure broad and timely access to academic resources across curricular areas, informed by the university’s strategic goals.
- Liaison Librarians collaboratively build collections based on teaching and learning needs.
- Acquisition considerations include diversity of authorship, opinion, and viewpoint; acceptable licensing terms, accessibility, and use.
- The SJU Library participates in cooperative initiatives to reduce costs, improve licensing terms, and encourage use of open educational resources.
- SJU Library welcomes monetary gifts for the purchase of high quality research materials, repair and maintenance of physical collections, and housing and conservation of archival and special collections materials.
- The library does not value gifts for tax purposes.
- If you have current books in good condition you may submit an inventory for consideration and we will contact you after review. Please email your list including book title, author, and ISBN (no more than 50 items).
- The library does not accept in-person donations or drop-offs.
- We recommend BetterWorldBooks for book donations including large collections.
The Francis A. Drexel Library is committed to protecting the privacy of our patrons. In some areas of this site, you will be asked to provide personal information (name, email address, etc.) that will allow us to perform patron services. Your participation is completely optional. The Francis A. Drexel Library does not rent, sell or otherwise make available e-mail addresses to anyone outside the University except those necessary parties involved in fulfilling a patron service, such as Interlibrary Loan.
Our website contains links to external sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these external sites. We encourage users who leave our site to be proactive and read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Francis A. Drexel Library.
- The Library supports the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement of the American Library Association.
- The Francis A. Drexel Library supports the American Library Association’s view on the Patriot Act and will follow its recommendations. For more information, please see the American Library Association’s statement on the Patriot Act.