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Sullivan U Library
Library Services &
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Cell phone use is not
allowed in the LRC - TAKE YOUR CALL TO THE HALL. Cell
phones should be on silent or vibrate - you can text.
Unattended children are not
allowed in the LRC or Spencerian College. Children must be
accompanied by a parent. Parents will be paged if a
child is left unaccompanied.
The library provides the following
Audio-visual Equipment: circulate to faculty/staff only
Reference collection: does not circulate / library
Periodicals: circulate as-needed, short term loan
Reserves collection: does not circulate / library use only
General collections: books, media circulate two weeks
library provides desktop PCs that require a valid Spencerian or
Sullivan System login. The PCs all have the Microsoft
Office 2007, access to the Internet (and the over 13,600
periodical titles available via the library's web site), and
print capability. Users are expected to follow the
SC Computer Use Policy and should be
aware of copyright restrictions (see below).
The LRC computers do not have floppy drives. You need to use a
flash drive, CD or your "Locker" to save materials. Do not
save material to the hard drive or desktop.
You can not download software to the LRC computers
Databases & Full-text Periodicals: via the Sullivan
University Library's web page from on-campus or home; requires a
valid user ID and password.
Email: is availalbe through the student portal or by
connecting directly, see button in left frame. See also
Interlibrary Loan: currently,
Spencerian Lexington LRC will process interlibrary loan requests
only within the Sullivan University System Libraries.
Other SUS campus patrons should submit their ILL request through
their campus library.
Spencerian Lex students can come in the LRC and submit a request
form or send an email to the librarian. An email requests must
contain: as full a citation for the requested materials as
possible, your full name, student ID, and Spencerian email
address. You will be notified by email when material is
See also: Outside
libraries and service section below.
Internet access: requires a valid user ID and password.
Users are expected to follow the
SC Computer Use Policy.
Photocopying & Printing: A coin-operated black &
white photocopier is available
in the library for making copies. Copies are 10¢ per page.
The copier will accept nickels, dimes, quarters and one-dollar
bills. Sorry, we cannot make change; however, a bill-changer
is available in the student lounge. Please see copyright
warning below. Student groups - please see your faculty
group advisor for photocopies. Student group copies are to be
submitted to the Copy Center by the faculty advisor.
Printing from computers is available. Printing
is tied to a users login account, valid users are given $15 per
quarter and are responsible for adding to their printing account
when that balance runs out. Adding to your printing
account is done through the book store.
Student Portal: access your grades, email, schedule, etc.
Requires a valid user ID and password.
CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code)
governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of
copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in
the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a
photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific
conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to
be "used for any purpose other than private study,
scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or
later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purpose in
excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright
infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse
to accept a copying order if, in judgment, fulfillment of
the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Sullivan University Library offers reference assistance via email
for current Sullivan students and faculty. Librarians can recommend
search strategies and resources, and can answer brief factual
questions. Replies are sent within 48 hours, Monday - Friday.
to submit an email reference question.
Outside libraries and service:
SpenLex students, faculty and staff can use the facilities of the Sullivan
University System Libraries.
Note: currently, Spencerian Lexington LRC will process
interlibrary loans only within the Sullivan University System
public libraries can also be a source of services for SpenLex
students, faculty and staff.
Local area state universities and colleges may
extend some type of borrowing privileges or allow use of
materials for Kentucky residents - contact the individual
library for information.
Private universities, colleges and institutions rarely provide service
for users outside their community. Contact the individual
Spencerian faculty/staff/students may submit order requests
directly to the librarian. A form is available in the LRC or you can
email the librarian with your requests. All purchase requests
should support the curricula of the institution. Personal
purchase requests are not accepted.
Request for class materials and texts should be done through the
When in doubt -- ASK A LIBRARIAN!