Faculty and Staff Privileges

Access and borrowing privileges are provided to all Hope College employees. Family members of current employees are also eligible for borrowing privileges at the library.

Library Card

  • Present your Hope College ID for library service
  • Your ID card may also be used at the Beardslee Library of Western Theological Seminary
  • Emeritus faculty and retired staff receive fee-exempt borrower cards

Item Limits

  • Faculty and library staff may borrow up to 100 items at a time
  • Staff may borrow up to 50 items at a time
  • Different material types have different loan periods

Overdue Fines

  • No overdue fines for faculty and staff
  • A replacement fee is charged for each item 3 weeks overdue (when the item is returned, the replacement fee is cancelled)
  • When an item is 3 weeks overdue, your borrowing privileges are suspended

Renewing Items

  • Log into your account in the library catalog to renew materials yourself
  • For assistance, call 395-7905 or bring the item to the circulation desk and we will renew it for you

Placing Holds

  • Placing holds on materials prevents anyone else from renewing or borrowing them
  • To place a hold on an item yourself, find it in the library catalog and click the Place a Hold link
  • To have us place a hold for you, call 395-7905 or ask at the circulation desk.