policies & guidelines


Congratulations to our graduating MLS Graduate Assistants!

St. John’s hosted graduation on our Queens campus, yesterday, Sunday 17.

The library extends hearty congratulations to all of St. John’s newest alumni!

Graduates, if you are missing the library already, please know that the library offers Courtesy Cards, which allow alumni access to facilities and resources in the SI and Queens Library buildings and offers alumni some borrowing privileges.

Please note that off-campus access to licensed electronic resources is not available with the Courtesy Card.

To request the Courtesy Card, you will need to visit the library Circulation Desk. Although there is no fee, you will need to bring a picture ID with you for identification verification (both at the security and circulation desks). You might also check the campus library hours and call the circulation department prior to your visit to ensure that security and circulation knows you are coming to visit. The numbers are listed below for your convenience:

Queens Circ: (718) 990-6850 SI Circ: (718) 390-4457

Finally, we offer deepest gratitude and best wishes to our all of our graduating library staff, student workers and GAs who helped us transform the library over the last two years — offering everything from great ideas to hard labor!  Pictured above (l-r) are Jennie, April, Rally (kneeling), Mariya and Laura. Congratulations on gaining your hard-earned MLS degrees!

(photo credit: Kirill Berezovski, 5/17/2009)

7a2c79b2eab94b2488c49fe0521907f5Have an overdue library book? A fine you still need to pay?
Why not make a donation of  food to the library and erase that
overdue fine while helping a family in need!

Here’s how it works:

In honor of the Easter season, students who return their overdue books to either the Queens or Staten Island Circulation Desks between 4/1 – 5/17  with donations of non-perishable food items will have their fines waived (see Suggested Food Items ).   One food item will erase one overdue fine regardless of the fine amount (multiple fines will be waived from lowest to highest amount).   Pre-existing overdue fines are also eligible.   NOTE: Fines and fees resulting from lost or damaged library materials are NOT eligible for the Food for Fines program.

iv_clock_westminsterMID-TERMS:  In the past, the library has had extended hours during Mid-Terms and Finals.  The good news is that, as of January 2009, the Quiet Study area on the first floor of the library is open 24/7 during all times when classes are in session– including exam periods.  So if you need a quiet place to study, away from the distraction of the dorms or home, welcome to the first floor!    With 24/7 access now being the “norm”, we now need to let patrons know when we DON’T have extended hours, so be advised that extended hours end on Friday, 3/6 at  7am

After Mid-terms, we then move into SPRING BREAK, when our hours of operation are:
beach-ball-01• Monday – Thursday:   8:30 am – 10:00 pm
• Friday:    8:30 am – 4:30 pm
• Saturday:   10:00 am – 6:00 pm
• Sunday:   12 noon – 8 pm

The extended first-floor hours resume on Sunday, 3/15 at  8pm

This is the new version of the  St. John’s University Libraries‘ blog. LIBlog was created in an effort to share information we feel is relevant to our library users and we solicit their input.  The stjLIBblog continues in the tradition of the original version, with updated technical features to facilitate participation and collaboration among the St. John’s University faculty community.  Topics for discussion are not limited to library-related issues, but may cover all areas of interest to our faculty, so long as they are relevant and professional.  We look forward to hearing your comments!

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