Borrowing

  • Borrowing from Howard-Tilton

    Anyone is welcome to use Howard-Tilton. To check out materials form the library, you will need one of the following:

    • Splash: A Splash Card is a Tulane ID for active faculty, staff, and students.
    • TU/LU: A TU/LU Card is a card for Loyola undergraduates to borrow from Howard-Tilton.
    • CALL: A CALL Card is for faculty and graduate students from New Orleans universities to borrow from Howard-Tilton.
    • LALINC: A LALINC Card is for faculty and graduate students from Louisiana universities to borrow from Howard-Tilton.
    • Subscriber card: A Subscriber Card is for members of the public to borrow from Howard-Tilton.
      If your are not currently a subscriber, you can become one.
    Choose your affiliation:

    Tulane Undergraduate:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership N/A
    Number of Items Allowed 50
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
    Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
    Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 3 at a time
    Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 5 at a time
    Assigned Carrels No
    Tulane Graduate Student:
    Book Loan Period 1 semester
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals Yes - 2 Days
    Cost of Membership N/A
    Number of Items Allowed 50
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
    Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
    Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 5 at a time
    Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 Week; Allowed 7 at a time
    Assigned Carrels Yes - Via Carrel Application Form
    Tulane Faculty:
    Book Loan Period 1 year
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals Yes
    Cost of Membership N/A
    Number of Items Allowed 100
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
    Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
    Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 2 Weeks; Allowed 5 at a time
    Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 4 Weeks; Allowed 7 at a time
    Assigned Carrels Yes - Via Library Administration Office
    Tulane Staff:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership N/A
    Number of Items Allowed 50
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
    Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
    Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
    Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
    Assigned Carrels No
    Tulane Alumni:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership $50 annual fee; Must have alumni card from Tulane Alumni Office.
    Number of Items Allowed 25
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials No
    Borrow Tech Equipment No
    Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
    Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
    Assigned Carrels No
    Tulane Library Staff:
    Book Loan Period 1 year
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals Yes
    Cost of Membership N/A
    Number of Items Allowed 50
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
    Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
    Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 4 weeks; Allowed 5 at a time
    Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 2 weeks; Allowed 7 at a time
    Assigned Carrels No
    Tulane Faculty/Staff Dependents:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership N/A. Need a valid card, issued at Check-Out Desk
    Number of Items Allowed 25
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
    Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
    Borrow Circulating DVDs No
    Borrow Circulating CDs No
    Assigned Carrels No
    Tulane Subscribers:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership $250 annual fee
    Number of Items Allowed 25
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials No
    Borrow Tech Equipment No
    Borrow Circulating DVDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 3 at a time
    Borrow Circulating CDs Yes - 1 week; Allowed 5 at a time
    Assigned Carrels Yes - Via Library Administration Office
    Lusher & International School Students:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership Agreement with School
    Number of Items Allowed 10
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed None - Can return books and recheck out for another 4 weeks
    Borrow Reserve Materials Yes
    Borrow Tech Equipment Yes
    Borrow Circulating DVDs No - In-house use only
    Borrow Circulating CDs No - In-house use only
    Assigned Carrels No
    CALL Cards:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership N/A. Must have card issued by home library and barcode issued by Check-Out Desk
    Number of Items Allowed 25
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials No
    Borrow Tech Equipment No
    Borrow Circulating DVDs No
    Borrow Circulating CDs No
    Assigned Carrels No
    LALINC Cards:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership Must have card issued by home library and barcode issued by Check-Out Desk
    Number of Items Allowed 25
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials No
    Borrow Tech Equipment No
    Borrow Circulating DVDs No
    Borrow Circulating CDs No
    Assigned Carrels No
    TU/LU Cards:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership N/A. Must have card issued by home library and barcode issued by Check-Out Desk
    Number of Items Allowed 25
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials No
    Borrow Tech Equipment No
    Borrow Circulating DVDs No
    Borrow Circulating CDs No
    Assigned Carrels No
    Other Borrowers:
    Book Loan Period 4 weeks
    Borrow Non-circulating Journals No
    Cost of Membership Card issued by the library
    Number of Items Allowed 25
    Number of Book Renewals Allowed 10
    Borrow Reserve Materials No
    Borrow Tech Equipment No
    Borrow Circulating DVDs No
    Borrow Circulating CDs No
    Assigned Carrels No
  • Renewing

    Renewing

    Books may be renewed online or by phone if the item is not overdue or has not been requested by another patron.

    To renew online:

    1. Go to the Login link in the top right of all library.tulane.edu pages.
    2. Choose account type
      • Library Account for current Tulane students, faculty, and staff. 
      • Guest Account for guests with borrowing cards.
    3. Sign in.
      • Library Account uses your Tulane username and password.
      • Guest Account uses your barcode, last name, and PIN. If you do not have a PIN, contact the library circulation department at circ@tulane.edu or come to the library Check-Out Desk with a picture ID.
    4. Go to My Account, select the items to renew, and click Renew Selected (in Library Account) or Request Renewal (in Guest Account).

    To renew by phone, call the Check-Out Desk at (504) 865-5689. 

    Books cannot be renewed by e-mail.

    Patrons are limited to 10 consecutive renewals per book.  High school students with borrowing privileges are not allowed to renew.

    Please don't borrow a book on your library card for another person. You will be held responsible for any overdue or lost book charges.

    Returning

    When the library is open, a book may be returned to the book drops located just inside the entrance to the building.  If you require a receipt, return the item at the Check-Out Desk personally. Reserve books must be returned to the Check-Out Desk.

    When the library is closed, a book depository is available to the right of the main entrance for your convenience. However, Reserve books are still subject to fines if not returned to the Check-Out Desk.

    Do not return a checked-out book to the shelf or place it on a book truck. Books are subject to fines for any delay involved in their return to the Check-Out Desk.

  • Borrowing from Other Libraries

    Interlibrary Loan

    Login to Interlibrary Loan

    https://illiad.tulane.edu

    Users now log into the Interlibrary Loan system with their Tulane username and password.

    About Interlibrary Loan

    Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, is a free service to obtain material not available in the collections of the Tulane libraries for use by current Tulane students, faculty, and staff whose departments are supported by the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and Turchin Library. To use ILL, just login to the ILL service from the top right of any page of the library website.



    Users log on with their Tulane username and password.

    Patrons affiliated with Tulane's professional schools of law and medicine (including public health) should request interlibrary loan service from Law ILL or Matas ILL.

    We provide interlibrary loan services only to individuals affiliated with Tulane University. If you are not affiliated with the University, please seek assistance from your local public library.

    Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan are for your exclusive use. You will be responsible for any late fees, replacement costs for lost materials, and costs for damages.

    Items available through interlibrary loan

    Typical items include:
    • books
    • journal articles (photocopies)
    • microfilm
    • dissertations and theses
    • government documents

    If an item is missing from the library and the Circulation Department staff cannot locate it, the Interlibrary Loan staff will try to obtain it from another library.

    Items usually not available through Interlibrary Loan:

    • whole issues of journals and periodicals (except for items held by the Medical School)
    • rare materials including manuscripts
    • reference materials
    • genealogical and heraldic materials
    • many dissertations, especially those printed prior to 1970
    • books published within the last year, including current fiction
    • current textbooks

    If you have a question regarding the availability of an item, please feel free to contact the Interlibrary Loan Office (504) 865-5610 for assistance.

    Delivery Time

    During most of the year, it takes several business days to obtain an article and 1-2 weeks to obtain a book through interlibrary loan. Many libraries do not lend at all during the winter holidays extending from mid-December through early January.

    Time in transit depends on the method chosen for shipping by the lending library. Louisiana and the KUDZU consortium libraries ship loans using an express courier service such as FedEx or UPS, which supplies faster service. Many other libraries ship books by U. S. Postal Service library book rate, a slow alternative.

    We cannot predict delivery time for any particular request.

    If you have an emergency need for a document or book, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at (504) 865-5610 for assistance.

    Electronic Delivery

    Most libraries now send articles via electronic formats, which can be delivered to you the same way. Files may be viewed on ILLiad using the "View | Electronically Delivered Articles" link. Files are in PDF format and may be saved, printed or read on the monitor. Articles are posted electronically only when the library receives them in that format.

    Loan Durations and Restrictions

    The duration of the loan and any restrictions on using the item are determined by the lending library. The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Interlibrary Loan Department honors all rules established by lenders. Lending libraries sometimes place special restrictions on the use of loaned items,such as:

    • Library Use Only - The lending library will NOT allow the item to be taken from the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. This means you may still check the item out from interlibrary loan, but you may NOT remove the item from the Library. We will hold your picture ID while you use the material within the library building.
    • No Renewals - The lending library will NOT allow renewals. Such items MUST be returned by the original due date.
    • No Photocopying - The lending library will NOT allow the item to be photocopied. There may be copyright restrictions on the item, or the item may be subject to damage during photocopying. Please honor this restriction so we may retain our borrowing privileges.

    Renewal of interlibrary loan materials

    You may request one renewal for each item you borrow, unless the lending library stipulates that no renewals will be accepted. Please use ILLiad to request a loan renewal by viewing your active requests and clicking the Renew Item button. Please make your request at least two days before the item is due so we may contact the lending library for permission to renew.

    Loan request cancellations

    The most common reason for canceling a request is that the item requested is already available in the University Libraries. If we cancel one of your requests, ILLiad will send you e-mail explaining the reason for cancellation.

    We realize that some kinds of materials may be difficult to find in the library catalog. You may find it helpful to consult a research librarian about an item before requesting it through interlibrary loan.

    Loss of or damage to interlibrary loan items

    Abuse of the interlibrary loan service may result in the loss of your interlibrary loan borrowing privileges, and may result in a suspension of your general circulation privileges. Failure to return materials on time will jeopardize the relationship of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library with the libraries from which we acquire materials and may prevent us from borrowing items from those libraries for our other patrons.

    In the event that an interlibrary loan item is lost or damaged while in your possession, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department immediately at (504) 865-5610. As with regular library books, the patron is financially responsible for any damage to or loss of interlibrary loan materials, from the time they are picked them up until they are returned. A patron is also responsible for any damage caused by photocopying, even if no specific photocopy restrictions are noted on the material. Should damage occur, please report it to the Interlibrary Loan Office and DO NOT attempt to repair it yourself.

    Reciprocal Borrowing

    Through reciprocal borrowing programs, the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library offers borrowing privileges for students and faculty. For specific library policy information, please refer to these pages:

    • LALINC (Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium) enables regional libraries to share resources and services such as interlibrary loan. To participate, graduate students and faculty from LALINC universities need to obtain a LALINC card from their home library.

    • OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program - A program offered to faculty at participating institutions which provides borrowing privileges and on-site access to the collections of other participating academic research libraries. It is not a part of the OCLC Interlibrary Loan service. Faculty must first acquire an OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program card from their home library to make use of the privileges at another participating institution. For a list of participating institutions see:http://www.oclc.org/membership/advisorycommittees/profile8.htm

    • TU/LU - The TU/LU Undergraduate Cooperative Borrowing Project provides undergraduate students at Tulane University and Loyola University of New Orleans with expanded access to a wide array of library materials at Tulane's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library and at Loyola's J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library.
      • To participate, undergraduate students at the two universities need to obtain a TU/LU card from their home library. The business, medical, and law libraries at Tulane and the law library at Loyola are not participating in this project; therefore your TU/LU card will not be honored at these libraries.
      • TU/LU participants are responsible for the loan periods from the home library and will be responsible for any fees and fines associated with overdue or lost books.


    Center for Research Libraries (CRL) 

    The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries.  Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is a member of this consortium and as a result Tulane students and faculty can utilize interlibrary loan to borrow from the CRL's approximately five million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications, and other specialized resources for research and teaching.

    To find materials held by the Center for Research Libraries search the CRL catalog. To borrow CRL materials, Tulane students and faculty may request CRL materials through Howard-Tilton Memorial Library's interlibrary loan service.


  • Borrowing Equipment

    Equipment is available for loan from the Technology Desk in the Learning Commons. Items are available to all Tulane-affiliated patrons. Loan periods and fines are the same for all patrons, regardless of their status. The following equipment is available:

    • Canon HD Vixia HG20
    • Tripods for Canon Cameras
    • Flip Cameras
    • Headphones
    • Headphone Amps
    • External Hard Drives (8 Mac formatted, 8 PC formatted)
    Item Loan Period Fines
    Canon Camera, Flip Camera, Camera Bag, Camera Tripod 24 hours $1.00 per hour ($20 maximum)
    Headphones, Headphone Amps 14 hours $1.00 per hour ($20 maximum)
    Portable hard drives 3 days $1.00 per hour ($20 maximum)

    For more information, please contact the Technology Desk in the Learning Commons at (504) 862-8646.

  • Request an Item

    Request an item from areas affected by construction
    CURRENT AREA – SECOND FLOOR STACKS

    During the construction project, there will be areas of the stacks that will be covered with plastic and unavailable for browsing. Library users who have an urgent need to obtain items from the restricted area can ask for assistance at the Research Help Desk.

    Call Number Ranges Affected by Construction:
    PQ 1917 S3 Z74 to PQ 2353 W25 - located on the Dixon Hall side of the library
    N1 .A1 to PN43 .C47 - located on the Dixon Hall side of the library

    Books in this area may be requested via paper form at the Check-Out Desk and online.
    For instructions requesting online, see this pdf or the steps below.

    CURRENT AREA – Stacks near stairwell on Dixon Hall side of the library

    During the construction project, there will be areas of the stacks that will be covered with plastic and unavailable for browsing. Library users who have an urgent need to obtain items from the restricted area can ask for assistance at the Research Help Desk.

    Call Number Ranges Affected by Construction:

    QL 1 to QL 2 -- 1st floor ** Use Interlibrary Loan for items in the QL call number area.**

    Books in this area may be requested via paper form at the Check-Out Desk and online.
    For instructions requesting online, see this pdf or the steps below.
    From the classic catalog

    1.  Click on "Make a Request" in the blue box on the right-hand side of the screen. 
    2.  Sign in with username and password if you are a Tulane affiliate or with your barcode, last name, and PIN if you are a guest borrower. 
    3.  Click on "Get a book from another Tulane Library". 
    4.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
    5.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location. 
    6.  Click submit.
    7.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
     
    From Library Search

    1.  Click on "Request", next to "Availability" below the title information.
    2.  Sign in with your Tulane user name and password. 
    3.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
    4.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location.  
    5.  Click submit.
    6.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
     
    Request an item from Offsite Depository
    The Offsite Depository is a storage area for about 500,000 older books and journals. These items were moved in 2003 to allow space for newer books to be shelved at the Howard-Tilton Library. Library staff retrieve books once a day, Monday through Friday.
    Books in this area may be requested via paper form at the Check-Out Desk and through an online form .
     
    Request an item from Rudolph Matas Health Sciences Library
    The health science print collections of the Matas Library are housed in the second floor of the Medical School Building (1430 Tulane Avenue - Hutchinson Memorial) on Tulane's downtown campus.

    You may place a request online to have those books delivered to the Howard-Tilton Library.

    From the classic catalog

    1.  Click on "Make a Request" in the blue box on the right-hand side of the screen. 
    2.  Sign in with username and password if you are a Tulane affiliate or with your barcode, last name, and PIN if you are a guest borrower.  
    3.  Click on "Get a book from another Tulane Library". 
    4.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
    5.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location. 
    6.  Click submit.
    7.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
     
    From Library Search

    1.  Click on "Request", next to "Availability" below the title information.
    2.  Sign in with your Tulane user name and password. 
    3.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
    4.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location.  
    5.  Click submit.
    6.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
     
    Request an item from Nadine Vorhoff Women's Center Library
    The Vorhoff Library is transitioning from a circulating collection to a non-circulating special collection library. Books can no longer be checked out directly from the Vorhoff Library. Some books in the collection are being donated to the Howard-Tilton Library but have not yet been moved to the Howard-Tilton building.
    You may place a request to have those books delivered to the Howard-Tilton Library by filling out a paper form at the Check-Out Desk, or online (see below).

    From the classic catalog

    1.  Click on "Make a Request" in the blue box on the right-hand side of the screen. 
    2.  Sign in with username and password if you are a Tulane affiliate or with your barcode, last name, and PIN if you are a guest borrower.  
    3.  Click on "Get a book from another Tulane Library". 
    4.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
    5.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location. 
    6.  Click submit.
    7.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
     
    From Library Search

    1.  Click on "Request", next to "Availability" below the title information.
    2.  Sign in with your Tulane user name and password. 
    3.  If there is more than one copy of the book, chose a copy.
    4.  Choose "Howard-Tilton Circ. Desk" as a pickup location.  
    5.  Click submit.
    6.  You will receive an email when the item is ready for pickup.
     
    Request an item to be sent to Mississippi Campuses
    Students, faculty, and staff of the campuses in Madsion and on the Mississippi Coast may request books from Howard-Tilton Library to be sent to Mississippi by using an online form .

  • Fines and Appeals

    Fines and Fees Summary Chart

    Item Fine
    Books $0.30 per day
    Reserve books $1.00 per hour (2-hour reserve)
    $0.60 per day (1- or 3-day reserve)
    Recalled books $1.00 per day
    Media $0.30 per day
    Reserve media $1.00 per day (strict reserve)
    $12.00 per day (1-day reserve)


    There is a three day grace period for returning items without incurring a fine. There is no grace period for recalled items. If items are returned on the fourth day or thereafter, fines will be assessed for each day overdue beginning from the first day.

    When current fines reach $20.00 or more, borrowing privileges will be suspended until the fine is paid or reduced to an amount below $20.00.

    When the maximum fine has been reached, the book is assumed to be lost. The borrower is charged $49.00 for the cost of the book, a $15.00 processing fee, in addition to the $20.00 maximum fine. Lost books, even if paid for or replaced, remain the property of the University and, if found, must be returned to the Library. Depending on the length of time involved, a partial refund of the cost of the book is made when a "paid" lost book is returned.

    When an item is reported lost, fines will not be accrued from that date. The borrower is charged the fine at that time, if any, and the replacement and processing fees indicated above.

    Patrons who damage items will be charged full replacement and processing costs and will be subject to University disciplinary action.

    All charges not collected at the Library's Check-Out Desk are reported to the University Accounting Office for collection by Accounts Receivable.
     
    Overdue Notices

    When a book is overdue, the Library emails an overdue notice. If we do not have your email address, we will send a notice by mail. Failure to receive such a notice does not absolve the borrower's responsibility for fines. The Library fines and other charges collected are not retained in the Library, but are deposited in a general fund of the University. Patrons are responsible to notify the Library directly regarding email or mailing address changes.
     

    Appeals

    At times a library patron may wish to dispute a library charge such as overdue fines, recall fines, lost, damaged or missing items. The patron should first speak with the supervisor on duty. If the problem is not resolved the patron may fill out an appeal form online or at the Check-Out Desk. All appeals forms must be filled out completely and accurately. Please submit any documentation that will help the Appeals Board make its decision.

    Appeals Board

    The Appeals Board is comprised of three librarians and/or staff members from the various divisions of the library and the Head of Access Services. The Appeals Board meets once a month (only if there are enough appeals to be heard).

    Notification

    The Appeals Board will convene and discuss each appeal. The board will make a decision and a decision form will be sent to the patron with the verdict.

    Appeal Fines Form

  • Suggest a Purchase

  • Putting Items on Reserve


    Please note that only faculty and teaching staff can place materials on reserve.

    Howard-Tilton Reserve

    Books

    To place books on reserve, please bring them directly to the Check-Out Desk, along with the completed Book Reserve Form . Printed copies of this form are also available at the Check-Out Desk. Contact Cortney Labadie at (504) 865-5689 for more information.

    Articles & Book Chapters

    Journal articles or book chapters may be placed on electronic reserve using the Blackboard course management system. This system allows professors to place copies of articles and chapters in PDF format on individual class web pages. For more information about Blackboard, contact the Innovative Learning Center at (504) 862-8594.

    Media

    To place Music & Media Center materials (video or sound recordings) on physical reserve, please complete the Media Course Reserves Form . Printed copies of this form are also available in the Music & Media Center, located on the 4th floor of Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Contact Doug Park at (504) 862-8645  for more information.

    To place sound recordings on e-Audio Reserves, please complete the  E-Audio Reserve Request Form . Please note, the Music & Media Center can digitize or import nearly any format of recording in our collection into a streaming audio file and make it available for online streaming via your Blackboard page. If you require a recording not already in our collection we will make every effort to purchase it. Streaming, non-downloadable E-Audio Reserves can be made available for the duration of the semester during which the materials will be studied or for any portion of the semester. Contact BJ Blue at (504) 862-8644 for more information.

    Architecture Reserve

    Books

    To place books on reserve at the Architecture Library, please bring them directly to the Architecture Check-Out Desk, along with the completed Architecture Book Reserves form .

    Articles & Book Chapters

    Journal articles or book chapters may be placed on electronic reserve using the Blackboard course management system. This system allows professors to place copies of articles and chapters in PDF format on individual class web pages. For more information about Blackboard, contact the Innovative Learning Center at (504) 862-8594.

    Reserves Policy

    Instructors are encouraged to place books, chapters, test examples, and other study materials on reserve at the Check-Out Desk. Loan periods for reserve materials vary from two hours to three days. Student should return reserve materials directly to the Check-Out Desk to avoid fines. During the last two weeks of the semester, all reserve materials are placed on two hour reserve and are restricted to use within the building, to give all students the opportunity to complete their assigned readings. The library has reserve policies for faculty submitting and students using library reserves.

    For Print Reserves:

    • Only materials (books, pamphlets, etc.) which are designed and required in course work should be placed on Reserve. There are limitations on Reserve shelving space, therefore there is a limit of 50 items for any one course.
    • The list of reserve items must be submitted on the Reserve Request form. The form can be picked up at the Check-Out Desk or downloaded from our web site.
    • Personal books may be placed on Reserve, but the library is not responsible for loss or theft.
    • Material borrowed through Interlibrary Loan from another library may not be placed on Reserve.
    • If material requested for Reserve is housed in one of the other libraries or branches, e.g. Math, Architecture, etc., a notation will be placed on the course list advising that the material is available at that location.
    • Non-book materials (Pamphlets, reprints, etc.) must be forwarded to the Library in suitable binding with the course number, title, and the instructor's name clearly indicated on the cover.
    • Materials may be kept on Reserve only for the duration of the specific course for which they are required, and they will not be allowed to remain semester after semester.

    For Electronic Reserves:

    • It is the responsibility of the faculty member to oversee the placement of electronic reserve items on the Blackboard course management system. The staff of the Innovative Learning Center, located on the third floor of the library, can assist faculty in scanning and formatting documents to place on Blackboard. They can be reached at (504) 862-8594.
    Reserve Processing Time Standards

    Print Reserves

    Print Reserve items will be available within 48 hours of submission. 

    Electronic Reserves

    Faculty members should scan their own materials for placement on the Blackboard system. If any faculty members require assistance, please see the Innovative Learning Center on the third floor of the library. Please remember that the beginning of the semester is a busy time, so allow enough time to scan and post your articles.

    Copyright Restrictions

    Print Reserves

    Only a single copy of copyrighted material will be accepted for Reserve. The instructor will be responsible for providing the copy and it must contain on the face the copyright statement: NOTICE:This material may be protected by Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code) Continued use of such a copy for Reserve (for more than one semester) will not be permitted. Photocopied material will automatically be withdrawn from Reserve and returned to the instructor at the end of each academic semester.

    Electronic Reserves

    Materials protected under federal copyright law may remain on the Electronic Reserve System for one semester. If materials are needed for more than one consecutive semester, copyright permission must be obtained from the publisher. It is the responsibility of the faculty member to obtain copyright permission. A copyright notice will be displayed on each course web page.

    General Reserve Rules

    Books can be placed on 3-day, 1-day, or strict reserve as directed by the instructor. During the final examination period each semester, all books on Reserve become strict 2-hour books.

    All reserve books must be returned directly to the Check-Out Desk. If books are left on study tables or dropped in the outside or inside book bin, the student will be responsible for all fines incurred before the books are returned to the Check-Out Desk.

    3-Day & 1-Day Reserves

    Books in this category may be taken out of the library for the number of days indicated and are due at any time on the due date.

    Fines are $.60 per day until the book is returned or until a maximum of $20.00 is reached.

    Strict Reserves

    Books in this category cannot be checked out to be taken out of the building, and have a strict 2-hour time limit. Fines are $1.00 per hour until the book is returned or until a maximum of $20.00 is reached.

    Renewals

    1-day and 3-day reserves cannot be renewed. Strict 2-hour reserves may be renewed only twice.

    3 Day & 1 Day Media

    Media may be taken out of the library for the number of days indicated and are due any time on the date due. Fines are $1.00 per day until the media is returned or until a maximum of $20.00 is reached.


  • Recalls & Holds

    If you need a book, CD or DVD that is already checked out, you have options for getting it. If you need the item quickly, you can recall it. If you have more time, you can place a hold on it.

    Recalls

    When you recall an item, the patron who has the item is notified that the item has been recalled and must be returned. The item will be due ten days after the recall was placed. An item must be checked out for a minimum of two weeks before it can be recalled. You have ten days to pick up the item before it is returned to the stacks.
    To recall an item, you can call the Check-Out Desk at (504) 865-5605, or online through Library Search or the classic catalog.

    Holds

    In addition to recalling items, you can also place items on hold. Holds are appropriate for items that are due soon or overdue, or when you can wait longer than two weeks. Placing a hold prevents other patrons from checking the item out or renewing their loan. You can place a hold the same way you request a recall.

    How to Recall or Place a Hold Online

    To recall or place a hold on an item through Library Search:

    1.      To recall an item or place the item on hold, first click on the Request tab.
    2.     Click on the Sign-in link to log in to your library account.
    3.     The Hold option is selected by default. To recall an item, click on the Recalls link. Whether you're requesting a Recall or Hold, you need to select a Pickup Location. Uptown patrons should select Howard-Tilton Circ Desk. Patrons may also choose to pick up recalled items at the Matas Library of the Health Sciences downtown.

    To recall or place a hold on an item through the classic catalog:

    1.     Click on the Make a Request link. You will be prompted to log in to your library account.
    2.     Click on "Place a Hold for a checked out item" or "Recall an item that is checked out".
    3.     Enter your Splash Card ID or barcode, then click Submit.
  • Scan and Deliver

    Howard-Tilton Memorial Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department offers Scan and Deliver service for Tulane Uptown campus faculty and graduate students (not including the Law school). The service includes scanning journal articles or a book chapter or less from the library’s circulating print collections and delivering electronically to the faculty’s or graduate student's interlibrary loan account within two business days. Special Collections materials are not included in the service.

    Faculty and graduate students will submit a request using the Article or Book Chapter form on the Interlibrary Loan web page. To comply with U.S. copyright law, only one book chapter or less or one article from a periodical issue is allowed per request. 

    Faculty and graduate students who have not previously used Interlibrary Loan will need to create an Interlibrary Loan account prior to submitting a Scan and Deliver request.  For more information or assistance, contact the Interlibrary Loan office at ill@tulane.edu or (504) 865-5610.