Feehan Memorial Library & McEssy Theological Resource Center
Checkouts & Renewals
Circulating materials may be checked out for 5 weeks and renewed for an additional 5 weeks.
Reserve materials are designated for either 3 hours or 1 day. Course Reserves are located on shelves behind the Feehan Circulation Desk.
USML faculty and students may request books or periodical articles from other libraries. These requests may be made by email (RequestILL@usml.edu) or in person. In order to expedite your request, please provide as much information as possible, submit printouts or photocopies of the citations, or complete the ILL form available at the Circulation Desk. Paper form requests should be left in the marked box at the Circulation Desk. ILL materials take a minimum of 5 business days to arrive. Users from outside the USML community must contact their local institution's library or their local public library for this service.
Please present your USML library card and items to the Staff at the Circulation Desk or use the self-checkout station on the McEssy main floor. Patrons from outside the USML community may request a library card from the Library Staff during business hours.
If a patron needs an item that has been checked out to another patron, the Library Staff may recall it. The patron then has 5 days to return the item. The requesting patron will be notified when the item is available. If you receive a recall notice, you must return the recalled item to the library by the deadline or your borrowing privileges may be suspended.
|USML DMin Students||50|
|USML STD Students||50|
|USML LI Students||30|
|USML STL Students||30|
The non-circulating Reference Collection is located on the first floor of Feehan.
Rare Books, Special Collections, USML theses and dissertations are made available through the Library Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Current issues of Periodicals may be found in the computer lab off the Feehan first floor. Bound issues are shelved in alphabetical order on both the Feehan first floor and first mezzanine levels. Newspapers are available in the McEssy first floor gallery.
Access to Electronic Resources
Onsite patrons may access all electronic indices and databases, but passwords are required off campus for some resources.
Digitized USML collections and licensed software are only available on campus.
Personal Study Holds
Library materials which are checked out and accompanied by a signed blue sheet from the Circulation Desk may be left on tables for research and study.
All materials will be removed each Wednesday morning and re-shelved. Books which are not checked out, reference books, periodicals, and reserve books will be removed and re-shelved daily.
ACTS Borrower Privileges
Ten library members of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools grant reciprocal user and borrower privileges to each other's faculty and degree students. USML faculty and degree students may obtain an ACTS Borrower Identification card from the the Circulation Supervisor (email@example.com x4821) during business hours on weekdays. ACTS privileges are valid for up to six months, and must be renewed each January 1 and July 1.
Purchase requests, reference needs, dissertations⁄theses, or policy inquiries may be directed to the Library Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).