An I-Card is always required when checking out library materials. This is for any library patron.
A non-IUP individual who is eighteen years or older and lives in Indiana, Armstrong, or Jefferson counties and wishes to use the library can purchase a library I-Card for $5 at the Hadley Union Building (HUB).
The HUB is located at 319 Pratt Drive. Hours may vary from one semester to another. You may call (724) 463-1204 for current hours and days.
If you have recently received a new I-Card, please stop at the Circulation Desk to have your new I-Card number entered and your old one expired.
There are two ways to check out library materials:
2. Use the Express Check Out
Lost I-Card: If your I-Card is lost or stolen, please let us know as soon as possible so we can mark it lost in our system. This will disable the card for any type of use for library services.
Library materials can be renewed by coming to the Circulation Desk, or you can renew them yourself online.
All renewal requests are to be made online before the due date.
If you wait until the due date or later, you will have to call 724-357-2340 or come to the Circulation desk to have your books renewed. You will not need to bring your books in to have them renewed.
The following rules govern the use of the public study and research carrels in the library.
Please report any problems with carrels to the Circulation Desk, or call (724) 357-2340.
Fines are imposed to encourage borrowers to return materials on time in order to make them available to other users.
A fine of $0.35 per day, per item, will be charged for an overdue library book (maximum overdue fine: $100).
Fines and fees for tuition-paying students will be applied to student accounts at the Bursar. There will be a four-business-day delay before the fines and fees will be transferred. Payment can be made either online through IUP-EasyPay; or at the Bursar window in Clark Hall (cash or money order only).
A charge of $15 or more in fines will result in a loss of library privileges for non-tuition-paying patrons. These fines can only be paid at the Stapleton Library Circulation Desk.
Each patron receives:
Please do not ignore notices!
If you think you returned the book, come to the Circulation Desk to clear it up.
Stapleton Library carrels are intended to provide relatively secure, semi-private space for doctoral students, faculty, or administrators actively involved in research requiring the use of Stapleton Library and its resources.
The priority list for assignments is as follows:
Applications will be accepted online via a link included in an e-mail sent to all doctoral students. Applicants may choose to apply for a full academic year (including summer sessions) or for individual semesters/sessions. A random lottery, drawn from applications on file, will be held during the first week of each semester or at the beginning of summer to make carrel assignments. Applicants not receiving a carrel assignment will be notified via e-mail and must resubmit an application to be considered in the next lottery.
Carrels assigned for the academic year may be used during both semesters plus the summer terms, if needed. In the case of summer term requests, assignments will be made for the entire summer, or a portion thereof, when carrels are available. Applicants receiving a single semester assignment must vacate the carrel by the day after final exams conclude for that semester. All carrel occupants must vacate by the end of the second summer session.
A refundable $20 (cash only) key deposit is required before a key is issued. The key must be returned no later than the end of Summer Session II to receive a refund. If the carrel key is lost, the $20 fee is not refunded, and the occupant must pay an additional deposit of $20 for a new key to be issued. There will be no refunds for recovered keys after a new key has been issued.