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Faculty and Staff Privileges

Access and borrowing privileges are provided to all Hope College employees. Immediate 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 Cook Library of Western Theological Seminary
  • Retired faculty and staff continue to receive access to full library services through their Hope ID and Hope email. Immediate family members of retired faculty and staff will continue to be eligible for free guest library cards

Item Limits

  • Faculty and staff may borrow up to 100 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 that is significantly overdue. When the item is returned, the replacement fee is waived
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended when more than $250 in replacement fees are on the account

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, sign in, and click the Request This button
  • To have us place a hold for you, call 395-7905 or ask at the circulation desk.