Your Library Card

Longwood University students, faculty and staff use their University ID as a library card.

Community library cards can be issued to all Virginia residents, including alumni. Please see the Community Users policy for more information.

Returning Materials

Materials may be returned at the Desk. The Library also has a book drop for after-hours returns. However, please return any audiovisual, equipment, fragile, or loose-leaf items to the desk, to prevent damage.

Checkout Materials

Undergraduate Students

Longwood undergraduates, Hampden-Sydney undergraduates, and Southside Community College students enrolled at Longwood may check out books for 30 days. 

Graduate Students, Faculty and Staff

Including current HSC and retired Longwood faculty and staff, graduate students, faculty and staff may check out books for 90 days.

Current students, faculty and staff have the same loan rules for the following:

  • CDs & DVDs: 5 days, 3 items total. Non-renewable.
  • Loanable technology: 72 hours. Non-renewable.
  • Textbook Depository: 3 Days
  • Reserve Items: 1-3 hours Library Use Only; Overnight: 7 days.

Alumni and Community Users

May check out books for 21 Days. Alumni and Community patrons are not eligible to check out multimedia, equipment, or reserve items.

Library Use Only

The following are available for all to come to the Library and use:

  • Periodicals
  • Reference materials
  • Special Collections

Please note that in order to use the Special Collections, prior authorization is required.

Renewals

To keep a book for another borrowing period, you can renew most items online by accessing your Library account. You can also request renewals in person at The Desk or via phone 434.395.2433.

Remember:

  • To renew a book, it must be within 7 days of the due date.
  • No overdue material or outstanding fines are on your Library account.
  • Three renewals are allowed for all Longwood affiliated users. Community users are allowed one renewal.
  • Books which have requests or recalls placed on them cannot be renewed.
  • Reserve, multimedia equipment, and audiovisual items cannot be renewed.
  • Materials billed for replacement must be brought to The Desk for renewal.

Requesting Materials that are Checked Out

Requests

You can “Request” a book currently checked out by another user. When it is returned to the Library, it will be available for your use. Requests merely secure the book for you when it is returned by the current user. You can request a book using the “Request” feature in the Library Catalog, in person at the Desk or via phone 434.395.2433. Only Longwood faculty, staff or students are entitled to place requests.

Please keep in mind that other users may also have a request on the same book. Requests for books will be accommodated based on the date of the request, with priority given to the earliest request date.

Recalls

You can “Recall” a book if you need it before its current due date and the current user has had the book for at least 14 days. You can only request recalls in person at the Desk or via phone 434.395.2433. The person who currently has the book will be asked to return it within 5 days. Only Longwood faculty, staff, or students are entitled to recall books.

A phone call will be made and a recall notice will be sent to the current user. A recalled item must be returned within the period specified on the notice; otherwise, it will be considered overdue and a fine of $5.00 per day will be charged to the current user.

The Library will notify you of books requested or recalled for your use via your Longwood e-mail account. These books will be held at the Desk for seven days. They will be returned to the collection if they are not picked up.

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