The Circulation Department is located on the first floor of the Sims Memorial Library adjacent to the exit doors. The mission of the Circulation Department is to ensure accessiblity to the fourth floor circulating collections through ongoing stacks maintentance and efficient circulation policies and procedures. The Department is also responsible for the circulation and processing of course reserve materials. The Circulation Department provides assistance in locating and circulating the fourth floor and reserve materials to the Southeastern Louisiana University community.
The Circulation Department is a unit of the Access Services Department.
- General Circulation Policies
- Reserve, 1st floor
- Media and Non-Print, 2nd floor
- Government Documents, 3rd floor
- Friends of Sims Library
FoSL, the Friends of Sims Library, is an organization that supports the activities and collections of the Linus A. Sims Memorial Library. We welcome members of the University and community to become a member of the Friends. Borrowing privileges are included at the Associate level of membership ($25 for a single borrower), the Family level of membership ($50 for up to 3 family members from the same household), or at any higher level. Information about materials that can be borrowed and loan periods is available at the Circulation Desk or online on the general circulation policies web page.
- Guests & Guest Printing Cards
Guests are welcome to browse and use any of the open stack collections in the Library. Guests may borrow circulating print materials by becoming a Friends of Sims Library.
"Guest Printing Cards" for printing from the public access computers in the Reference Department (1st floor), Serials Department (2nd floor), and Media Department (2nd floor) are available for purchase in the Circulation Department. The charge for guest printing is $.10/page. The cards may be purchased in denominations of $1.00 (10 pages) or $5.00 (50 pages). Only cash payments are accepted.
- LALINC Reciprocal Borrowing
The Library participates in LALINC (Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium) with private and public academic libraries within the state. Through a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement, Southeastern faculty, staff and students may check out materials from participating libraries by presenting a LALINC card issued by Southeastern's Library and a Southeastern ID card.
To apply for a LALINC card, please visit the circulation desk at Sims Library or at the Baton Rouge Nursing Library. Cards are issued immediately at Sims Library. Cards applied for at the Baton Rouge Nursing Library will be mailed. To have a LALINC card mailed to your home address, you may print out the online LALINC Borrowing Card Application and fax or mail the completed form to the Circulation Desk in Sims Library at: SLU Box 10896, Hammond, LA 70402.
More information about LALINC participating libraries.
- Received or "In Process" Materials
Materials in the Library Catalog that have a Location of "In Process" or "Received" can be rush cataloged within three working days. To request rush cataloging of in process or received materials fill out the "Request Received Materials Form" at the Circulation Desk or submit the form online. You will be notified when the item is cataloged, and the item will be held at the Circulation Desk for seven days for you to pick up.
Materials in the Library Catalog that are not checked out and not found on the shelves can be searched by circulation staff. You may fill out a "Search Request" at the Circulation Desk. If the item is found, you will be notified and the item will be held at the Circulation Desk for seven days for you to pick up.
- Holds and Recalls
Holds and Recalls may be placed on a item that is checked out. If you request a hold you will be notified when the item is returned; if you request a recall we will notify the patron that the item is needed by another patron. Recalls can only be requested after an item have been checked out for 28 days.
To request a hold on an item from the Library Catalog click on the "Place Hold" link to the right of the "Item Information." Holds may be also be requested at the circulation desk. Recalls must be requested at the Circulation Desk.
Holds and Recalls policies.
- Laptop Computers
Laptop computers are available for in-house borrowing by faculty, staff, and students. The laptop computers have full wireless and printing capabilities, and can be used anywhere within the library for a borrowing period of up to two hours. All laptop computers come equipped with commonly used software applications, including Adobe Acrobat Reader, and the Microsoft Office Suite-Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, and Word, and Internet Explorer. All users must sign the laptop loan policies agreement before checking out a laptop.
- Study Rooms
Study rooms that will accommodate 4-6 persons are available on the 4th floor of the library. They are available on a first-come basis. To use a study room you must register at the Circulation desk. A study room that will accommodate up to 15 students, the Presentation Practice Studio, is available in the Media Department; online advance reservations will be accepted for the practice studio. A valid Southeastern ID is required to use the study rooms.
- Stack Maintenance
The Department is responsible for the maintenanace and management of the 4th floor stacks. During most of the Library's open hours circulation staff is present on the fourth floor to assist patrons. Questions or concerns about the 4th floor collections should be directed to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.
|Rose Galofaro||Circulation/Reserve Department Supervisor||985-549-3484||Sims 112|
|Erin Ballam||Day Student Supervisor||985-549-2235||Sims 141|
|Bethany Simpson||Evening/Weekend Supervisor||985-549-3345||Sims 141|