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Student Services and Policies

Noel Memorial Library

Services and hours of the Noel Memorial Library are posted on the library's website. The online catalog, electronic indexes, databases, full-text journals and suggested Internet links are also available through the library's website. LSUS students who are currently enrolled and who present a valid university ID may check out circulating library materials for a three-week period during any semester in which they are actively taking courses. Course reserves and interlibrary loan materials may have different loan periods.

Students may not check out materials before the first regular class day of the semester nor after the last day of final exams. All library materials, including course reserves and interlibrary loan materials, must be returned by the last day of final exams, even if the student has had the materials for less than the standard loan period. Library materials may not be renewed past the last day of final exams. Students may borrow materials from other libraries via the interlibrary loan service following regulations determined by LSUS and the lending library. An online request form is available through the interlibrary loan web page.

LSUS students wishing to borrow materials in person from another Louisiana academic library should contact the LSUS library circulation desk and request a LALINC borrower's card. Students must be currently enrolled and in good standing with the LSUS library in order to be given a LALINC card. The lending library has the option to honor the LALINC card based upon the status of the cardholder. The library circulation desk has information regarding which institutions honor LALINC cards for undergraduates, graduates, faculty, etc.

Students may view their checkouts and due dates and renew their books online by going to "My Account" in the online library catalog. When an item becomes overdue, late fees will be charged. Long overdue items will be considered lost, and additional fees for replacement and processing will apply. Charges will also be assessed for damaged materials. This policy applies to all Noel Library materials, professors' personal copies of reserve materials and materials borrowed through interlibrary loan or LALINC.