Landman Library

Landman Library Circulation Policies

Checkout Privileges

Checking out library materials is permitted for currently enrolled students, currently employed faculty and staff, and other individuals who may be approved for circulation privileges, such as alumni and campus partners. Consortial partners must use interlibrary loan. 

An active KnightCard is required to check out library items. All Arcadia University faculty, staff, and students are issued an Arcadia photo identification card which identifies them as members of our University community. If you have misplaced or damaged your card it may be obtained at the Office of Public Safety. This office is located in the ground-level area of Dilworth Hall next to Heinz Hall.

Borrowing Limits

Students
  • 30-day loan for most books
  • No limit on check out amounts
Faculty 
  • The loan period for faculty is a semester
  • No limit on check out amounts
Staff
  • 30-day loan for most books
  • No limit on check out amounts

Returning Items

Items that are checked out must be returned at the circulation desk or through the book drop located on the left hand side of the outside entrance doors to the library. The book drop is open 24 hours a day.

Renewals

Books may be renewed twice, unless someone else has requested the book. You can renew your item by logging into your account in the library catalog.   

Books2Go

Books2Go is a new book reservation service from Landman! Using our library catalog, patrons can place a request (Hold) for up to ten items per week, and our staff will retrieve the items for you, and either place them in a bag with your name on it in our vestibule for contactless pick-up if you are approved for campus access or mail them to you if not. You will receive an email when your items are ready for pickup or have been prepared for mailing and you'll have the items loaned to you for six weeks. If you are on campus you will have three business days to pick up your materials after which they will be returned to the shelves; if items are being mailed they will come with a return mailing label for your convenience. 

This service also applies to print interlibrary loan requests, however print ILL remains subject to very limited availability as many other libraries remain closed or are only offering limited lending services. 

Stacks and item locations

The majority of books in the Landman Library are shelved in call number order using the Library of Congress Classification system.   

  • The main floor houses the collection from P-Z, all media, and reference.  
  • The upper floor houses the collection from A-N and some reference. 
  • Board games are located on the main floor, as are the print periodicals.
  • The lower level houses the compact stacks and more print periodicals.