|Loan Periods | Renewals | Fines | Replacement Costs | Library Notices|
|Extended Loans | Restrictions | Are You a Senior?|
Schaffer Library’s computer system offers patrons the ability to view and modify their library account from anywhere. You can renew your books, view which items you have charged out, or change your address, without having to come in to the library in person. This gives you the ability to better manage your library activities to avoid accumulating overdue items and library fines.
To access your account, use any standard web browser and follow the instructions below.
From the library home page click on the ‘My Library’ link.
Enter your name and library barcode in the boxes indicated. Your library barcode is the 13 digit number printed on the back of your Union ID, Schaffer Library card, or DAP card.
You are now logged in. You should see a list of items you currently have checked out. You can renew your Schaffer Library items by placing a check mark in the box next to each item you wish to renew, and clicking the ‘renew selected’ button. You can renew all your items by clicking the ‘renew all’ button. You may also order and renew Inter-Library Loan (ILL) items by following the ‘Inter-Library Loan’ link to ILLIAD . Please note: some items (such as certain Inter-Library Loan items, DVDs, and videos) might not be eligible for renewal. If you attempt to renew such items, a note will appear informing you “renewal not allowed”.
To change your mailing address, e-mail address, or phone number, click on the 'Modify Record' button. Make the necessary changes in the appropriate boxes, and click the 'Submit' button. You may also choose whether you would like to have your library overdue notices and fine notices sent to you by e-mail or postal mail.
You may also search the Schaffer Library catalog by clicking on the 'Search' button. The library system has the ability to save your search results for later use. For more information on searching the library catalog, please see a Reference Librarian, or call the reference desk at (518) 388-6281.
When you are finished, don't forget to log out by clicking on the 'Log Out' button. This is especially important if you are accessing your library account at a public computer.
|Replacement costs are charged for items that have been lost or damaged beyond use. Replacement costs are calculated based on the cost of purchasing the replacement item, plus an additional $15.00 processing fee. Connect NY and Inter-Library loan item replacement costs are assessed by the lending library.|
|Extended Loan privileges (for a maximum
of two terms) are available for students working on a Union Scholar
Independent Study/Thesis or Senior Thesis/Project.
Student must fill out an application, available at the Circulation Desk.
Students must hand in the application and be assigned an additional borrowing card before privileges are activated.
|All students who owe fines or
replacement fees in excess of $10.00 may have these charges added to
their next Union College bill through the Comptrollerï¿½s Office.
Students who do not respond to overdue notices and/or have delinquent library accounts may have their pre-registration process put on hold at the Registrar's Office.
|Are you a Senior?|
|All seniors who have excessive fines and/or overdue materials may have their diploma or transcript held until their library account is settled.|