Loan periods vary according to the type of material borrowed and the borrower’s status. Borrowers are responsible for returning items on time and in good condition. Loans of one day or longer are due by closing time on the due date.
|Patron Classification||Books||AVs||Reference||3-hour Reserve||3-day Reserve|
|Students & Staff||2 weeks||1 week||In library only||In library or overnight||3 days|
|Faculty||4 weeks||2 weeks||In library only||In library or overnight||3 days|
|Alumni||2 weeks||1 week||In library only||In library only||In library only|
|Local Pastors||2 weeks||1 week||In library only||In library only||In library only|
|Visitors||In library only||In library only||In library only||In library only||In library only|
Reserves are available on the open Reserves shelves in the library. They are in order first by course number, then by item call number. These items should always be checked out, even for short use, by a library or front desk staff person. This helps count usage and keeps track of the time due back for other requesters.
Holds and Renewals are not available for Reserve Items. Reserve items should be returned for at least 15 minutes before being checked out again.
Standard 3-hour Reserve Items
These items are designated with a blue “Reserve” sticker. These items checkout for 3 hours during the day, until overnight checkout becomes available.
Overnight checkout is available:
- Monday-Thursday after 5:00pm (items due back at 11:00am the next day)
- Friday after 3:00pm (items due back at 11:00am on Saturday)
- Saturday after 2:00pm (items due back at 11:00am on Monday)
3-Day Reserve Items
These items are designated with a yellow “3-Day” sticker. These items check out for three days and are due by closing on their due date.
Overdue Fines & Replacement Costs
The Library does not charge late fines for regular checkouts but asks all patrons to be prompt in renewing and returning items. The Library has finite resources and wishes to ensure equitable access to all library patrons.
Charges may be assessed in the following cases:
- Late fines are assessed for Reserve items at a rate of $.50 per hour
- Lost or damaged items, items that are more than 30 days overdue, reserve items, OR items that have holds may be billed for the actual cost to replace the item and a $20 fee
Unpaid fines and fees will be added to the student’s account at the end of each term.
The Library has a computer lab for use by students, faculty, and staff. Personal laptops may connect to the wireless network. Instructions for setting up this access are available in the library. An audiovisual viewing station is available for watching DVD or VHS materials in the library. Headphones are required to use this station; you may use your own or use the set available at the viewing station.
A printer/photocopier/scanner is available in the library. Scanning documents is free, and there is a minimal charge for printing/photocopying:
- $0.08 for a single-sided, black & white page
- $0.12 for a double-sided, black & white page
- $0.25 per side in color
Students can access their printing accounts to view their balance, add funds, and print wirelessly while on-campus.
Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by U.S, law, Title 17 U.S.C. §512(c) (2), that protects an owner’s right to control the reproduction, distribution, performance, display and transmission of a copyrighted work. The public, in turn, is provided with specific rights for fair use of copyrighted works.
The Library uses due diligence in complying with all of the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C.) and its amendments, as well as the Digital Rights Management Act, as well as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The library supports the Fair Use section of the Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. 107) which permits and protects citizens’ rights to reproduce and make use of copyrighted works for the purposes of teaching, scholarship, and research.
You are eligible for a free library card in your county of residence. As a student of The Seattle School, you are also eligible for a Seattle Public Library card. Other libraries in the region include:
King County Library System
Pacific Lutheran University
Pierce County Library System
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle Public Library
Seattle University Library
Sno-Isle Library System
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma Public Library
ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program
We are a member of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) reciprocal borrowing program. As a student, you have checkout privileges at participating libraries around the United States. Learn more about which libraries participate in this program.