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Borrowing and Renewal

The regular circulation period for books is three weeks. Tablets can be borrowed for a week, and media have different loan periods. During vacation periods, when the library is closed, the due date is adjusted as necessary. Material is never due on a day that the library is closed. Reserve materials have different circulation periods and generally can be used within the Library for two hours. Reference materials and journals cannot be checked out.

Renewals

Patrons are allowed two renewals for most items. The exceptions are that tablets can only be renewed once, and materials on hold for other patrons cannot be renewed. Some items may be renewed by telephone (610.902.8538).

Eligible Borrowers

In addition to affiliates of Cabrini University, students of Eastern University, Valley Forge Military College, and the SEPCHE colleges and universities are welcome to borrow materials upon presentation of a valid institution ID. Students from TCLC-member institutions may borrow up to three items with a letter of introduction from their home Library. Local residents of Radnor and Tredyffrin Townships ages 18 years and older may borrow up to three items with proof of residency. Alumni of Cabrini University must present proof of alumni status and a driver's license or similar identification. Alumni are limited to regularly circulating materials and may borrow up to three items.

Fees, Fines, and Holds 

Regularly circulating overdue books accrue fines at the rate of ten cents per day. Reserve material and tablets are fined ten dollars for every day they are late. DVDs, other audio-visual materials, and Newbery and Caldecott books are fined one dollar for every day they are late. Materials do not accrue fines on days when the library is closed.

  • For lost items, borrowers will be charged the the price of the item plus a $25 cataloging/processing fee.
  • If the material is no longer in print and the Library is unable to replace it, a flat fee of $50 will be charged to cover the cost of comparable replacement materials, plus the $25 cataloging/processing fee.
  • If material which is charged out is needed, a hold can be placed on the item.

Patrons will be notified when items become available and will have one week to pick up the material.

Other Libraries

In addition to borrowing privileges at Cabrini University, students may borrow materials in person from SEPCHE institutions and from member institutions of TCLC (Tri-state College Library Cooperative). In all cases, students must present proof of Cabrini affiliation and must request a letter of introduction from a Cabrini librarian for use at TCLC libraries.

Interlibrary Loan

Items unavailable in the collection may be requested by students, faculty, and staff of Cabrini through interlibrary loan. Forms for books and articles can be submitted electronically through the Library's databases, or by completing forms found at the circulation desk. Delivery of materials can take up to ten days, so please plan ahead.

Library Sites

Tri-State Region

United States

Worldwide

  • The European Library - search portal for access to the combined collections of the 43 European national libraries

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