Services for Faculty


Spring 2021 Services


Borrowing Library Materials

The book and media collections will be accessible to library staff only. 

How to Request Library Books or DVDs for Contactless Pickup

  1. Use the Library Catalog or the Discover search to look up the item you want.

  2. When you find the item you want, click the Place a Hold button in the library catalog record.

  3. Log in with your SJU username and password.

  4. You’ll see a page confirming your request was successful.  Log back in to My Library Account at any time to see or cancel your requests.

  5. When your requested items are ready, you will receive an email.

  6. Pick up your bagged items in the library atrium within seven days of notification.  The items will already be checked out to you. If not picked up within seven days, the items will be checked back in and returned to the collection.

  7. Return borrowed items using the exterior book drop.  Items will remain checked out on your library account while they are in a quarantine period.


Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing and lending of print materials through EZBorrow and HawkShare will operate as normal, though participating libraries may experience interruptions based on staff availability and campus status. Interlibrary loan of articles through Hawkshare continues to operate as normal, though processing of requests may be delayed due to limitations at participating libraries.


Library Instructional Services

SJU librarians can deliver interactive, synchronous, online workshops for FYS and any other course.  Because many campus classrooms, including the library’s lab, may not have capacity for social distancing, we are offering information literacy sessions in the synchronous online format.  Request a library instruction session for your class.


Library Print Course Reserves

During COVID-19 there will be no print reserves at the library.  All tangible books and videos that were housed on reserve prior to fall 2020 at the Drexel Library service desk were removed from reserve status and returned to the circulating collection.  Instructor copies were made available at the library last semester for contactless pickup.


Library Online Course Reserves


Library Ask Us / Contact

Library staff will be available during operating hours to answer questions via chat, email, and phone.     


Library Research Help and Consultations with Librarians

SJU librarians are available to take questions via email, phone, or chat, or for private Zoom meetings.  Librarians can assist with topic brainstorming, developing a research strategy, identifying and using credible sources, and more.  Meet with a librarian.