Faculty Information Guide: Borrowing

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What is your library card?


Your Carroll ID is also acts as your library card. 

Present this card at the Front Desk along with the items your wish to borrow at the time of checkout.

If you forgot your Carroll ID, please show a photo ID to staff or student workers at the Front Desk.


Borrowing & Renewing materials from Corette Library

  • Items from the general collection circulate for the semester and may be renewed. 
  • DVDs and Blu-ray films circulate for one week and may be renewed.
  • Reference material, print periodicals and items in the Carroll History Room are for in-library use only.
  • Reserve materials may or may not circulate based on faculty preference.

By request, the checkout period of any library material may be extended further for faculty. To renew materials, you can stop by the front desk with your request, or you can email or call the library.


Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that allows Carroll students, faculty, and staff to borrow materials and receive copies of articles or book chapters that are owned by another institution.  If Corette Library does not have a book or article that you need in our collection, you can place an ILL request to receive it. 


Make an Interlibrary Loan Request

Interlibrary Loan Request Form can be found on the Corette Library website. 

If searching the library catalog and you come across an item we don't have, you will be provided with a link to the ILL form from that item's record; that link will pre-populate the form for you with the item's information. 

Inquiries about ILLs can be sent to ill@carroll.edu.

For more information about Interlibrary Loan policies, consult our Borrowing Policy.


Suggest a Purchase for our Collection

undefinedIf we don't have access to an item you require and which you believe would be a good addition to the Library's permanent collection, suggest a purchase!

The Library reviews purchase suggestions on an ongoing basis and buys material as our budget allows, prioritizing items used immediately in course work. At this time, we are prioritizing purchasing electronic amterials over physical items, because of the ability for the coronavirus to spread on surfaces like book and DVD covers, and as we are not able to disinfect these items ourselves. 

Items purchased must adhere to our Collections Policy.


Returning Materials

Library materials can be returned by putting them in the "Returns" slot in our front desk, or dropping them in our outside book drop. 

The outside book drop is located on the east side of the building, near the building's entrance.