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Circulation Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Circulation Department is to promote access to instructional and research materials, and to make the resources of the libraries freely accessible while still maintaining the control necessary to ensure that these resources will be available to all library patrons. The Circulation Desk is the place to check out and renew materials from both the general and reserve collections, pay fines/fees, get change, pick up and return Interlibrary Loan materials, pick up and return Gil Express and place searches for items not found on shelves.



  • To promptly and accurately charge and discharge circulating materials
  • To maintain accurate records of patrons, and items in circulation
  • To protect the privacy of all patron information
  • To properly collect and safeguard library fines and fees
  • To maintain a course reserve collection conducive to maximum service for students and faculty
  • To assist patrons in using the library and to provide directional information and referral as needed
  • To maintain accurate statistics of patron and material usage
  • To ensure the collection's security through the maintenance of a theft detection system
  • To provide a skilled and competent staff, including student workers

During more than 87 hours per week, the Circulation Department provides the following services to our users to support our mission and goals.

Policies and Procedures