Each WJU student may checkout a maximum of 15 items
WJU students receive an identification card at registration through the Student Life office. This ID serves as a library card, as well as for other functions on campus. Students are responsible for any items checked out on their card. Please ask at the Circulation Desk about special borrowing privileges for WJU faculty & staff, alumni, audit students, local ministers, and Western and Fuller seminary students.
|3 weeks:||Most items, excepting those below|
|A/V Equipment:||Three (3) Days|
|A/V Materials:||Seven (7) Days|
|2-hour Reserves:||Reserves are available at the circulation desk for 2-hour, in-library use unless labeled otherwise.|
|Reference:||In-library use only.|
|Periodicals:||In-library use only.|
Materials taken out of the library without checking them out is considered stealing. Such behavior will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the student handbook.
If there is not a hold on the item(s), materials may be renewed twice: in person, by phone at 916-577-2288, via e-mail , or online. Online access is through the library catalog. This is one of the few logins on campus that does not use your Moodle/email/Discovery password. Your student ID number is your student ID number by default. Speak to library staff if you are having trouble logging in.
If an item is checked out by another person, that item may be put on "hold." When the item is returned, the requesting patron will be contacted and given three days to pick it up before it is placed back into the regular library collection.
If materials are returned past the date/hour marked on the item, an overdue fine will be charged. All items must be returned to the library the day they are due to avoid a late fee. When the library is closed, items may be returned in the book drop outside the main entrance to the library.
If a patron loses any library materials, he/she must notify the library immediately. Patrons will be charged a replacement and service fee for the lost item. If an item is 30 days overdue, it is considered lost and you will be charged to replace it.
|$0.25/day:||All items except reserves and A/V equipment.|
|$1.00/hour:||2-hour reserve items.|
|$1.00/day||Audiovisual (A/V) Equipment|
Please note: We are more interested in having materials returned than charging overdue fines. Fines hold patrons accountable for returning items on time so others may use them.
In the event an item is lost*, the following fees are assessed:
1. Current price of item.
2. $25 handling fee
*In the event an item is lost, but no payment is received, borrowing privileges are suspended until fees are collected.
Interlibrary Loans (ILL):
Books and articles not held at WJU may be requested from other libraries in most cases at no extra charge. To find out more about interlibrary loans or to request an item from another library click here.
The Paul Nystrom Library is home to the William Jessup University Archive, which helps tell the story of WJU via photographs, publications, audio/visual items, digital records, and other memorabilia. For information regarding the university archive, including donations or check out policy, please email Lydia Neeley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost & Found:
If a patron has left something in the library, ask at the Circulation Desk. Items found are held for a week, then sent to the campus Lost and Found in the Executive Assistant's office.
By law, library registration files and circulation records are confidential to protect an individual’s right to privacy. Staff may not give out patron information to other students or to the public. Unpaid library debts or financial records are not confidential and may be disclosed on a need-to-know basis.
The library staff is here to assist students and staff. Workers are required to treat all students in a courteous manner and expect the same treatment in return. Space in the library is intended for quiet study. Talking is limited to brief, intermitent conversations. Group study rooms are available for those who want to talk while they study.
Electronic access from off-campus
All the electronic resources are available from on or off-campus. When off-campus you will be prompted to login using your Jessup username and password (same as Moodle, Discovery, and email). Our licenses only allow off-campus access for students, faculty, and staff with a current Jessup login.
Disruptive cell phone conversations are prohibited in the library. Please consider your fellow students and take your conversations outside or send a nice, quiet text message.
It is best to eat or drink meals in the commons rather than in the library. The commons has tables, napkins, microwave, and trashcans for your convenience. Covered drinks and snacks are permitted in the library.