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About the Library

Trexler Library operates to serve the educational and scholarly needs of students, faculty and staff, and our community. We offer a variety of spaces and resources to assist with your research, assignment, and studying needs. These include:

  • Study Spaces — various areas to meet your needs from individual cubicles to collaborate study rooms
  • Electronic Resources — 24-hour access to a vast collection of electronic journals, books, and films.
  • Books, Periodicals, and DVDs — all the titles and more that you would expect from your campus library
  • Computers & Release Printers — available for your use throughout the library
  • The Air Products Room — our named lecture theater space for movies and special events
  • Coffee and Snacks — in case you need fuel while studying

Library Use Policies

  • Noise Policy

    • Trexler Library is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to study as
      well as welcoming to all users. All library staff and users of the library should respect the rights of others and refrain from making excessive noise while using the University Library. 
    • If users are disturbed by excess noise, including but not limited to loud conversations, cell phone use, or music, please speak to a Trexler Library staff member. The library staff reserves the right to ask individuals to leave the library if the noise levels remain high after requests to quiet down. 
  • Cell Phone Policy

    • Audible ringers should be turned off on cell phones and other devices on entering
      Trexler Library. 
    • Please use the enclosed area between the entrance doors on the first floor to make or
      receive phone calls. 
    • All library personnel are authorized to request that disruptive use of cell phones or
      other electronic devices be discontinued immediately. 
  • Unattended Items Policy

    • For your protection, valuables should never be left unattended while at the library. 
    • Any personal property which is left unattended for two or more hours will be stored for
      safety reasons in a locked space behind the circulation desk. At library closing, any items not already retrieved by their owner will be sent to Police and Public Safety. 
  • Food and Drink Policy

    • Library users are permitted to have covered drinks and snacks throughout the library.
      Users are expected to act courteously and responsibly. 
    • Please clean up any spills or crumbs, report any large spills, dispose of trash and
      recyclables, and be conscious of excessive noises or smells. 
    • The Trexler Library staff reserves the right to ask users to remove their food or drink if it
      disturbs other users or causes damage to the library. 
  • Room Bookings

    • Study Rooms
      Use of study rooms is restricted to current DeSales students, faculty, and staff. For this reason, you are required to use your DeSales email address (@desales.edu) to reserve the room. Each individual may reserve a study room for up to two hours per day. Reservations may be made up to thirty days in advance. 
    • One Button Studio
      You may book the One Button Studio for two hours per day, up to one month in advance. Only four individuals may use the One Button Studio at a time. The One Button Studio is located on the second floor of the library near the elevator. After reserving the room, go to the Circulation Desk and check out the key. You will need to have a usb drive. You can purchase one at the Circulation Desk for $4.00. 

Library Circulation Policies for Students, Faculty, and Staff

  • Books

    • DeSales University students and staff may check out an unlimited number of books, for
      30 day periods, subject to renewal as long as the item is not on hold for another patron. 
    • DeSales University faculty may check out an unlimited number of books, for 5 month
      periods, subject to renewal as long as the item is not on hold for another patron. 
    • There is no daily overdue fee for regularly checked out books, but patrons will be
      charged for the cost of the books, plus a $10 processing fee, if the book exceeds 30 days overdue. 
  • Media

    • Media materials available for check out include videos, audio cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. 
    • DeSales University students, faculty, and staff may check out a total of five media items for 7 day periods, subject to renewal. 
    • Media items are subject to a 50 cent per day per item overdue fine. On the 30th day, the patron will be charged for the cost of the item, plus a $10 processing fee. 
  • Reserved Material

    • Materials on reserved are available to be checked out for two hours and must not leave
      the library. 
    • Reserved materials are subject to a 50 cent per hour per item overdue fine. 
  • Interlibrary Loan

    • DeSales University students, faculty, and staff may check out materials from other
      libraries through our Interlibrary Loan services. 
    • Overdue interlibrary loan materials are subject to a $1 per day fee as assessed by the
      Technical Services Librarian. 
  • Online Resources

    • DeSales University students, faculty, and staff are welcome to use all library computers
      and online resources. 
    • Online resources are accessible from anywhere using a patron’s myDSU log in
      information. 

Library Circulation Policies for Community Members

  • Registration

    • Please present a valid photo ID (Driver’s License, Marywood or Chestnut Hill ID) at the Circulation Desk when you are requesting a library card. 
    • The community no-fee library card registration is for one year. 
  • Using The Library

    • Community members may check out a total of five books at one time. Books circulate
      for a 30 day borrowing period and may be renewed. Patrons are not subjected to a daily overdue fine, but if books are more than 30 days overdue, the patron will be charged for the cost of the book and a $10 billing fee per item. 
    • Community members may not check out any media or use Trexler Library’s Interlibrary Loan service. 
    • Community members may use Trexler Library computers on the first floor, open area on the second floor, and computer labs if there is not a class in session. Patrons will need the guest username and password available at the Circulation Desk. Trexler Library online resources are accessible on campus only; off campus access to databases by community members is prohibited by licensing agreements. 
    • Printing is available to community members on the first floor. Patrons will need the guest username and password to print from the first floor Reference Release Printer. 
    • Community patrons may use Trexler Library photocopiers, at $0.10 per page. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance accessing the copiers. 
    • Campus visitors should park in the Dooling Hall visitors section, Labuda Center, or Gambet Center parking lots. The Trexler Library lot is designated for students. 
  • Exceptions & Additional Information

    • Chestnut Hill College Students 
      Chestnut Hill College students should place their Interlibrary Loan requests through their Chestnut Hill College Office. To retrieve printed documents at the first floor Reference Release Printer, Chestnut Hill students will need to enter the generic login provided by the Chestnut Hill Office to access the web print function. Please contact professors or program administrators for this information. 
    • Marywood University Students
      Marywood University students should place their Interlibrary Loan requests through their Marywood University Office. To retrieve printed documents at the first floor Reference Release Printer, Marywood students will need to enter the generic login provided by the Marywood Office to access the web print function. Please contact professors or program administrators for this information. 
    • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
      PSF registrations are for the duration of the yearly program. Participants may check out media as this is a necessary part of the program. 
    • Summer Theatre Institute
      STI registrations are for the duration of the yearly program. Participants may check out media as this is a necessary part of the program. 

Access to Computers and Printers at the Trexler Library

Everything you need to know about our printers and computers, their locations, and how to access them and other systems. 

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