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Adjunct Faculty Services Guide

University Libraries Borrowing Privileges

  • Adjunct law faculty may borrow books and other materials from any Penn State University Libraries location.
    • Must present Penn State University ID in order to check out material. 
  • Adjunct law faculty are responsible for all materials charged to their account.
  • More information about borrowing privileges.

The Library Catalog

  • The library catalog is the online catalog of materials owned by Penn State Libraries.
  • The Law Library catalog is fully integrated with University Libraries. 
  • Access the catalog.

I Want It

  • “I Want It” is a feature of the library catalog for requesting delivery of materials from one Penn State library location to a requested library location for pick-up.
    • Click on the “I Want It” icon when the selected item is displayed.
    • Choose the pick-up location from the drop-down list.

Interlibrary Loan

  • ILLiad is the the interlibrary loan system used by the Penn State University Libraries. 
  • Adjunct law faculty may request:
    • Items (books, articles, DVDs, etc.) from libraries outside of the Penn State network. 
    • Document, such as a copy of an article, from another Penn State library. 
  • To request an item log into ILLiad using  PSU credentials.
  • Call (717-240-5267) or email the Law Library for assistance.

My Library Account

  • Feature of the library catalog:
    • View the status of materials that have been requested through the catalog
    • View items checked out
    • Renew items
    • Cancel holds

Fines and Charges

  • Fines and charges may be assessed for lost books, failure to return recalled materials, or overdue fines on certain materials.
  • Adjunct law faculty are not subject to payroll wage garnishment for payment of fines and charges during the semester in which they are teaching.
    • If fines or charges accrue, borrowing privileges may be suspended until payment of charges is made through alternate means.
  • Adjunct law faculty should make every effort to avoid fines and charges.
  • The Access Services Supervisor should be notified for assistance with payment and resolution.

Course Reserves

Each semester we ask you if there are books or other materials you would like to put on reserve for your students, and send you (if applicable) a list of items previously on reserve for each course.

Place materials on physical Course Reserve or E-Reserve.

For assistance in placing physical course reserve materials or e-reserve items, please contact Jeri Fitzsimons.