Landman Library

Landman Library Circulation Policies

Checkout Privileges

Checking library materials is permitted for currently enrolled students, currently employed faculty and staff and other individuals who may be approved for circulation privileges by permission of the Dean of the Library, Dr. Jeanne Buckley.

Valid Identification

All Arcadia University faculty, staff and students are issued an Arcadia photo identification card which identifies them as member of our University community. This photo identification card may be obtained at the Office of Public Safety. This office is located in the ground level area of Dilworth Hall next to Heinz Hall.

Borrowing Polices

Students
  • 30 day loan for most books
  • No limit on check out amount
  • McNaughton Books (Leisure reading collection) are 2 week loans
Faculty 
  • Must present valid  Arcadia ID
  • A faculty member may send a Graduate Assistant (GA) to the library to borrow materials, but must have the faculty member’s ID with them in order to do so.  
  • Loan period for faculty is a semester, but ask that if a book is not being used to return it to the Access Services desk.
Staff
  • Must present valid Arcadia ID
  • Loan period is 30 days

Returning Items

Items that were checked out at the circulation desk must be returned at the desk or through the book drop located on the left hand side of the outside entrance doors to the library. The book drop is open 24 hours a day.

Renewals

Books may be renewed twice, unless someone else has requested the book. Books must be renewed before the due date by calling 215-572-2975 during our hours of operation.  

Stacks

The majority of books in the Landman Library are shelved in call number order using the Library of Congress Classification system.   

  • Main floor houses the collection from P-Z, McNaughton leisure collection, all media and  reference.  
  • Upper floor houses the collection from A-N and some reference.
  • Reserves are held behind the Access Services Desk.

Academic Reserves

  • Faculty members may place an item on reserve at the circulation desk by filling out a form online, found on the Library webpage under “Forms”.
  • If the item being placed on reserve by the faculty member is a personal copy, it should be dropped off to the circulation desk only after filling out the online form.
  • Terms of check out are determined by the faculty member by noting those specifics on the form.
  • A 48-hour turnaround time for placing items on reserve due to volume and are place on reserve in the order in which they are received.
  • We make every attempt to protect the personal property of faculty, but the library is not responsible and cannot replace materials that are lost, stolen or damaged. 
  • When no circulation checkout period is specified on the reserve form, the checkout default period will be a two hour use in library only time period.
  • Reserves may be picked up after the end of the semester, or a library employee will return them to the appropriate departmental office.
  • Faculty should be familiar with the appropriate copyright laws when placing photocopied materials on reserve.

Study Rooms

Study rooms are available to current Arcadia students only. They are available on a first come and first serve basis. Library staff reserve the right to ask a single person occupying a group study room to relocate when a  group is looking for a room.