Your student Hoot Loot or CSCU ID serves as your library card. All full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the CSCU (Ct. State College & Universities) System may borrow library materials from any of the libraries. All library patrons must present a current, valid University identification when checking out material and agree to abide by all applicable policies.
Southern Connecticut State University library patrons without an ID can obtain one by going to the Wintergreen Building.
See the University Card Office Website.
Circulation of Library Materials
The following collections do not circulate:
The library has one scanner/printers on the first floor of the library. Another scanner is available in the Periodicals Reading Room. You can scan items and print out, e-mail or save to a UBS drive.
Library patrons are responsible for renewing or returning all material by the due date stamped in or on each item. Notices are e-mailed to your Southern email as a courtesy. Facts to remember about overdue material:
Destruction of Library Materials
Any person who damages any library material may be subject to loss of library privileges and may be referred for disciplinary action. The library patron will be responsible for the replacement cost for the damaged materials plus a $25.00 processing fee.
You can renew books and media twice unless the item has been requested by another library patron. Material may be renewed several ways:
Library patrons who renew their material via the Web must go to "Access Your Library Record." You now will need to have your University ID and password. Make sure that the material was actually renewed. Material cannot be renewed if a hold has been placed on the item or there are too many renewals. The screen should display the word "RENEWED" and also provide a new due date. Please contact the Check Out Desk if there are any questions.
All material checked out is subject to recall after two weeks when requested by another library patron. Reserve materials can be recalled immediately. Failure to return recalled material will result in an overdue fine of 50 cents per day, per item.
If you need library material from any of the libraries in the CSCU system currently checked out, you can place a "hold" on the item through the catalog. Your hold request will generate a recall notice that will be sent out to the library patron. Once the library material is returned to the library, you will receive an email notification of its arrival. The item will be held at the Buley Library Circulation Desk for 10 working days. After 10 days, the material will be returned to our stacks or the CSCU library.
Books on Hold at the Circulation Desk
All material on hold will held for 24 hours.
Viewing Your Library Record
All SCSU library patrons have access to their circulation records through the library’s online catalog. Library patrons will need their Campus Network Username and Password. You can also create a library PIN number but the best way is with your network username/password.
Your Patron Record allows you to do the Following:
Other Library Services that Require a Network User Name and Password:
Reporting a Change of Address
Most changes in the address field will be updated each semester. All notices will be sent by email to your SCSU account. If you’re not sure about your current address listing, contact us and we’ll check your library patron record.
Buley Library will not release personal borrowing information to any individual or organization unless required by law or by University policy.