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Circulation Department

Over 200,000 circulating books are housed on the Main and Upper Levels of the Library. Access to these collections is via the library catalog. See the Collections page for more information on the library's collections. The collection of Geisel Library is open to the public for in-house use. Circulation policies are noted below.

Circulation Policies

Books circulate to Saint Anselm students for 30 days upon presentation of a valid Saint Anselm ID card. Students may borrow CDs and videos for up to 7 days.

Faculty, Monastery, and staff members may borrow books for one semester and videos for 14 days.

Up to three renewals are possible if the materials are not needed by another patron. Renewals may be made online or by telephone. Call the Circulation Desk at 641-7300. (Please renew Interlibrary Loan books by logging in to your ILL account.)

Reference materials, periodicals, and reserve readings do not circulate.

Borrowers will be charged overdue fines of fifty cents per day/per item for all materials not returned or renewed by the due date. After 21 days overdue, all non-returned items are considered "lost" and the borrower will be billed a replacement charge plus processing and billing fees. Some fees may be refunded if the item is returned within one year of the due date. After one year, no refund is given. The Library reserves the right to revoke library privileges of anyone who has accrued excessive library charges, ignores recall notices, or who willfully damages library property.


Borrowing Privileges

Books CDs, DVDs,
& Videos
SAC Students 30 days (3 renewals) 7 days (1 renewal)
Faculty, Staff, Monastery One semester (2 renewals) 14 days (1 renewal)
NHCUC 14 days (2 renewals) In house use only
Alumni 30 days (1 renewal) 7 days (1 renewal)
Local Clergy 30 days (1 renewal) 7 days (1 renewal)
Special Patrons 14 days (2 renewals) 7 days (1 renewal)
Faculty Emeritus* 30 days (1 renewal) 14 days (1 renewal)

* Faculty Emeritus may borrow up to ten books.


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NHCUC Cooperative Library Program

The New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) Cooperative Library Program offers students, faculty, and staff from NH colleges access to library facilities of all the consortium schools as well as to city, town and state libraries.

Your valid Saint Anselm ID allows library privileges** at the following consortium schools:

  • Colby-Sawyer College, New London
  • Dartmouth College, Hanover
  • Franklin Pierce College, Rindge
  • Granite State College (many locations)
  • Keene State College, Keene
  • New England College, Henniker
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester
  • Plymouth State University, Plymouth
  • Rivier College, Nashua
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham
  • University of New Hampshire, Manchester

**As determined by each individual institution.

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Course Reserves

Faculty members place course reserve materials at the Circulation Desk and these may include media or books. Students with a valid Saint Anselm ID may borrow these items for a two-hour period for in-house use only. Reserve materials are available at the Circulation Desk (not accessible from the catalog).


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