Borrowing Privileges

Contact Service Desk staff in the St. Albert Hall Library at (925) 631-4229 with questions or for information not covered in the privileges listed below. View account information through My Albert Account.

Undergraduates

  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 75 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the campus Business Office.

Graduate Students

  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 75 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the campus Business Office.

Faculty/Christian Brothers

  • The loan period for most books is 1 semester.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 14 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 160 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Faculty library privileges at other academic institutions

Graduate Theological Union (GTU)

To check it out as a GTU patron, one would have to purchase a Community Card (3 mos. for $40; 6 mos. for $80; one year for $145).

  • No Fee
  • Full Time employee's ONLY
  • Required:  (1) SMC ID w/valid dates for the current academic year and (2) written letter on SMC department letterhead/stationary verifying the SMC faculty full time status
  • Entitles you to check out materials/books and access the data base while on-site at Doe
  • No remote access will be granted when off site
  • No electronic books permitted 

*P/T employees that are CA residents may apply for a library card in order to gain access to the Doe Library

 

Affiliated Scholar

  • Borrowing privileges include Link+ interlibrary loan.
  • Electronic resources are available on-site.
  • Research consultation is available by drop-in or appointment.

Staff

  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • The loan period for audio/visual materials is 7 days.
  • There are 3 renewals for most items.
  • 50 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Alumni

  • Alumni may purchase a library card for a $10 annual fee.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • 10 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Audio/visual materials can be used on-site.
  • There is 1 renewal for most items.
  • Alumni have access upon request to the Vault Career Intelligence, the Sage databases, and the Project MUSE databases. All other electronic resources are available on-site. Electronic resources available through the Saint Mary's College Library are licensed by the college for non-commercial use by SMC faculty, staff, students, and on-site users, for educational or research purposes only.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Community Borrowers

  • Community borrowers may purchase a library card for a $75 annual fee. 
  • Residents of Contra Costa, Solano, and Alameda counties may apply for a library card.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • 5 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • Audio/visual materials can be used on-site.
  • There is 1 renewal for most items.
  • Community borrowers have access to electronic resources on-site.
  • Fees and fines are paid at the library.

Families of College Employees

  • Spouses, partners, and children (ages 16 and up) of current Saint Mary's employees may register to receive a library card.
  • The loan period for most books is 28 days.
  • 30 items may be borrowed at one time.
  • There are 2 renewals for most items.
  • Family members have access to electronic resources on-site.

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

Refer to Faculty Handbook 2.1.3 Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

Privileges for a Professor Emeritus/Emerita:

Eligible for limited Library borrowing privileges, including Link+ and Interlibrary Loan, and will have remote access to Library databases and electronic books.

Procedure for promotion to Professor Emeritus/Emerita:

  • The candidate will be proposed in writing for Emeritus/Emerita status by the candidate's department or by a senior faculty member to the Dean of the School.
  • The Dean of the School will solicit letters of support from colleagues and the candidate's department.
  • The collected letters will be submitted to the Dean, who will forward them with his/her recommendation to the Rank and Tenure Committee.
  • Recommendation from the Rank and Tenure Committee will be forwarded by the chair to the Provost for his/her approval.
  • The letter will then be submitted to the Academic Resources Dean for borrowing privileges.