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The Blough-Weis Library serves Susquehanna University's students, faculty and staff.  We also support Susquehanna alumni and members of the local community with some restrictions on borrowing.

For assistance, contact our Service Desk staff at 570-372-4319.

To borrow or return library materials, visit the Service Desk. When the library is closed, there is an outside book return.

Audio recordings, circulating books and scores

Students, 4 weeks
Faculty & staff, 1 semester
Community borrowers, 3 weeks
Alumni/Lutheran & Qualifying Academic Consortium members, 4 weeks

Videos & DVDs

Students, faculty and staff, 7 days
Community borrowers and Alumni/Lutheran & Qualifying Academic Consortium members, in library only

Reference materials, journals and newspapers

Students, community borrowers, and Alumni/Lutheran & Qualifying Academic Consortium member, in library only
Faculty & staff, by permission

Reserve materials

Students, loan periods determined by instructor
Faculty & staff, by permission
Community borrowers and Alumni/Lutheran & Qualifying Academic Consortium members, in library only


Library privileges at neighboring college, public and special libraries are available to Susquehanna students through cooperative agreements. For more information, please contact the Service Desk at 570-372-4319.

All borrowed materials are eligible for one additional loan period after which the materials must be returned to the library to avoid overdue fines.  Susquehanna students, faculty and staff may renew materials via the library's online catalog or by contacting the Service Desk at 570-372-4319.

Renewing materials online requires your Susquehanna ID number and a PIN number. PINs are sent by email at the beginning of each semester. If you do not know your PIN number, contact the Service Desk at 570-372-4319.  All renewed materials must be returned immediately upon recall by another library patron.

Renew library materials online

There are three ways to place a hold on an item checked out by another person.

Library Online Catalog

Click on "I Need Material" while in the item record of the catalog.

You need your Susquehanna ID number and PIN number to do an online hold request.
See the renewals tab for information about PINs.  All renewed materials must be returned immediately upon recall by another library patron.

In Person

Ask the Service Desk attendant to place a hold request for you.

By Phone

Call the Service Desk at 570-372-4319



Overdue Fines

Books, videos, DVDs, CDs and scores
15 cents per day per item

Overdue laptops, power cords and reserve items
$1 per day per item

Billing

All library patrons receive overdue notices via email.

Final semester bills for students are sent to Student Financial Services at the end of each fall and spring semester.

Unreturned or Damaged Materials

The replacement and processing fee is $75, a $65 replacement fee per item and a $10 non-refundable processing fee. The replacement fee is refundable if the material is returned.

Non-Susquehanna visitors, 17 years of age or older, may apply for borrowing privileges if they are:

  • Community member - Eligible to purchase a $10 library card valid for one year. Community members may borrow up to five items at a time. All applicants must provide a valid picture ID such as a current driver's license.
  • SU Alumni and Lutheran affiliates - Eligible to obtain a free library card valid for one year. Alumni and Lutheran affiliates may borrow up to 10 items at a time. All applicants must provide a valid picture ID such as a current driver's license.
  • Reciprocal/Consortium member - Eligible to obtain a free library card valid for one academic semester for members of a qualifying academic institution who possess a valid ID card from his/her respective institution and a valid driver's license. Reciprocal and consortium members may borrow up to 20 items at a time.

Library patrons are responsible for all items borrowed on their card. Lost library cards should be reported to the service desk immediately.

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study rooms

65,488

e-journals available

9,942

books borrowed

Guest Computers

Visitors wishing to use a computer in the Blough-Weis Library have access to two designated "guest" computers to search the Susquehanna library catalog and its subscription databases. 

Internet access is restricted to these resources and is not available for general web browsing. Visitors are encouraged to contact the local public library for general internet access.

Visitors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

The use of the guest computers may be revoked due to misuse or licensing issues.

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Common Reading

This program creates a shared academic experience and point of discussion for first-year students.

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Research assistance, subject guides and useful resources.

Archives

This collection includes digitized Susquehanna publications such as the yearbook, alumni magazine and more.