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About the Library

 

Contact Information

Telephone

Circulation - 201.559.6071
Interlibrary Loan - 201.559.6071
Reference - 201.559.6071
Business Library - 201.559.3514
Curriculum Library - 201.559.3319

Fax

201.559.6148

E-Reference

Questions e-mailed to us are usually answered within one business day (Monday-Friday).

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Chat Reference

Instant Message (IM) FelicianLibrary on AIM, gtalk, Yahoo! Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am - 10:00 pm.

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Locations & Maps

Felician College Library
262 South Main Street
Lodi, NJ 07644-2117

201.559.6071

Business Library
Blessed Mary Angela Hall
One Felician Way
Rutherford, NJ 07070-1612

201.559.3514

Toron Curriculum Library
Sammartino Hall
One Felician Way
Rutherford, NJ 07070-1612

201.559.3319

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Library Hours - August 11, 2014 - August 26, 2014*

Lodi Library*:

Monday - Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed
Closed

Business Library, Blessed Mary Angela Hall, Rutherford Campus*

Monday - Thursday:
Friday - Sunday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed

Toron Curriculum Library, Sammartino Hall, Rutherford Campus*

Monday - Thursday:
Friday - Sunday:
Closed
Closed

*Hours are subject to change without notice. Please call 201.559.3319 to confirm.

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Policies

General

  • Food is allowed in the information commons only. Beverages in covered containers are permitted.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted, and your cell phone must be turned off while you are in the library.
  • There is a group study area on the second floor, while the first-floor reading room is reserved for quiet study.
  • Fire regulations prohibit smoking throughout the building
  • Children in the library must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or caretaker.
  • Please do not litter in the library.
  • Wear classroom attire in the library.
  • Putting feet up on chairs and tables is not allowed.
  • Be sure that all library materials are properly charged out before leaving the library. Please note that your books, briefcases, and oversized handbags may be inspected.
  • Anyone who removes pages from books or magazines or who attempts to steal library materials will be subject to strict disciplinary action and possible legal action. New Jersey State law permits the physical detention of anyone suspected of stealing library materials. The library has a variety of security systems in place to prevent theft.

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Access & Borrowing

  • Students with a current Felician College ID card receive a library barcode, which enables them to borrow materials in the library collection. Barcodes must be renewed at the start of each academic year.
  • Report your lost card immediately since you are responsible for all books borrowed with it. If you permit another student to use your card, you are still responsible for the books and any fines incurred if the borrowed items are lost or overdue.
  • Books, videotapes, CDs, and DVDs may be returned to the Lodi Campus Library or the Rutherford Campus Business Library in Blessed Mary Angela Hall.
  • You may borrow a maximum of forty books at any one time.
  • Reference books, periodicals, and newspapers cannot be borrowed.
  • Most reserve books and other reserve materials do not circulate. They are to be used in the library or borrowed for brief periods according to the instructor’s stipulations.
  • Do not leave books you have charged out (with date due cards in their pockets) anywhere in the building or lend them to other students. Once you have charged out a book, you are responsible for it.
  • A fine of ten cents per day will be assessed for each item not returned by the due date. The fine for reserve books is $1 per day; for overnight reserve books, the fine is $5 if returned after 24 hours, plus $5 for each additional day.
  • All grades and final records, such as transcripts, are withheld until all borrowed items and/or fines are cleared from library accounts.
  • Lost books are subject to the cost of a replacement copy and a $30 processing fee. Please note that many out-of-print books cost more to replace than their original cost.
  • Library fines and charges which remain unpaid will be turned over to a collection agency.
  • iPads can be borrowed by Felician College students, faculty, and staff. To borrow an iPad, patrons need a Felician ID card, library barcode, and a completed iPad loan agreement.   

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Interlibrary Loan

  • If the Felician College Library does not own or subscribe to the book or article that you need, we try to borrow it from another library. Patrons are asked to complete an interlibrary loan (ILL) form, available both online as well as at the Circulation Desk, to request such materials.
  • ILL materials take an average of two weeks to arrive. The Library will call you to let you know when your requested item is available for you to pick up.
  • Please note that you are responsible for the timely return of all ILL materials. Fines for overdue ILL materials are ten cents per day and may result in the loss of ILL privileges, holding of grades and transcripts, and possible disciplinary action by the College.

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Staff Directory

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Vision Statement

The Felician College Library is a center for discovery, inspiration, instruction, reflection, and collaboration. Through an ethic of outstanding service, it ensures access to a set of global resources, with the overarching purpose of helping students, both on and off campus, conduct research, explore an increasingly complex architecture of information, achieve academic success, and acquire skills for life-long learning.

Library History

The Felician College Library’s current building, designed by architect Albert C. Levenelm, Jr. and constructed by Mahony-Troast, was dedicated in May 1969. Following the September 1999 flood brought by Hurricane Floyd, the Curriculum Materials Library and Technology Center relocated to the Rutherford campus, gaining proximity to the division of Teacher Education.

Library Basics

The Felician College Library occupies an International Style building on the Lodi campus and makes available to students, faculty, and staff over 115,000 books, 360 print periodicals, 20,000 online journals, 100,000 electronic books, and 80,000 microforms. If the material you need is not owned by the Library, we will borrow it from another library for you - free of charge.

The Library provides a broad selection of online resources. All are accessible on the campus computer network as well as off-campus with a College network ID and password.

Librarians teach assignment-based classes to cultivate information literacy skills for life-long learning. They also offer drop-in term paper clinics and individual research consultations.

The Library sponsors cultural programs such as Black/African-American History Month, Women's History Month, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and National Poetry Month celebrations. All members of the Felician community are welcome to attend and participate.

The Curriculum Materials Library and Technology Center, located in Sammartino Hall on the Rutherford campus, collects children's literature, text books, curriculum guides, periodicals, and other instructional materials suitable for use in the classroom.

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FAQs

Q: How can I see if the library has a book?
A: Search the online catalog.
Q: Does the library have my textbook?
A: Search the online catalog to find our, but keep in mind that the library does not have most of the course textbooks.
Q: How can I find online articles?
A: Search the online databases.
Q: How can I see if the library has a particular journal?
A: Check the library’s list of journals.
Q: The library does not have a book or article that I need. How can I get it?
A: You may request it through interlibrary loan.
Q: How can I access the online databases from off-campus?
A: Go to the Online Resources page and click on the link to the database you want to search. Then enter your Felician e-mail name (only the part preceding @) and your Felician e-mail password.
Q: How much does it cost to print from the computers?
A: 5 cents per page..
Q: Can books be returned to the Rutherford campus?
A: Yes, books may be returned to either the library on the Lodi campus or to the Curriculum Materials Library and Technology Center.
Q: Do you have a book drop?
A: No, the Lodi campus does not have a book drop, but the Rutherford campus has one on the first level of Martin Hall.
Q: Can I use the library phone?
A: Yes, for on-campus calls.
Q: Does the library have a fax machine for student use?
A: No, but students can go to the Student Government Office and use their fax machine.
Q: Where are the rest rooms?
A: On the second floor.