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Services for Related Communities

Lehman Library also serves communities related to the Ship Family. The library provides access to community patrons such as Shippensburg Alumni, members of the Local Community, or members of local library consortia such as ACLCP students and faculty and PALCI faculty. Please note that searching the Online Catalog and the Journal Titles List  can be done from anywhere.  Online access to subscribed Lehman Library electronic resources requires a Shippensburg University login .

Loan Period

Patrons holding any type of community card may borrow the following:

  • Books: up to 15 items from the circulating collections, for 28 days.
    These items may be renewed once; please contact libcirc@ship.edu with your name, your Lehman Library card number, and the titles and barcodes of each book that you need renewed.
  • Videos/DVD's and music CD's: up to 3 items of each type, for 14 days.
    These items may not be renewed

Restrictions

  • Reference books, reserve materials, and periodicals do not circulate
  • Access to the subscription online databases is available to community patrons only from on campus
  • Interlibrary Loan services are restricted to current Ship students, faculty, staff, and administrators

Alumni Community Card Policy

As a service to university alumni who are area residents, Lehman Library offers borrowing privileges through an Alumni Community Card. Applicants must have an undergraduate or graduate degree from Shippensburg and must present identification in the form of a valid driver's license.

Alumni Community Card Borrowing Policies

  • There is no fee to Alumni in good standing
  • Alumni cards expire one year from the date of issue
  • Only Shippensburg University Alumni in good standing will be granted borrowing privileges under this class.
    After submitting the alumni card application form, a 24 hour period to verify Alumni status with the Registrar's Office will apply
  • Completed library cards may be picked up at the Circulation Desk after 1:00 p.m. on the next business day (Monday through Friday). Otherwise, cards will be mailed to the applicant's home address
  • Alumni Community Cardholders are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card and are subject to established overdue fines and replacement costs
  • An individual not returning materials after proper notification has been given will have a hold placed on their university records, including transcripts, and will be prosecuted under P.L.106 of 1970

Local Community Card Policy

As a service to area residents who are not otherwise affiliated with the University, Lehman Library offers borrowing privileges through a Local Community Card. Applicants must be 18 years of age and present identification in the form of a valid Pennsylvania driver's license.

High school students are encouraged to borrow Lehman Library materials through InterLibrary Loan at their high school libraries. Otherwise, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the student to the library and make application on the student's behalf.

Local Community Card Policies

  • $10.00 annual fee
  • All Community Patron Cards expire one year from the date of issue
  • Local Community Cardholders are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card and is subject to established overdue fines and replacement costs.
  • An individual not returning materials after proper notification has been given will be prosecuted under P.L.106 of 1970

ACLCP Community Card Policy

As a service to faculty and students from ACLCP (Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania) member colleges, Lehman Library offers borrowing privileges through an ACLCP Community Card. Applicants must present a valid faculty or student ID from an ACLCP member college. View ACLCP Library Catalogs

ACLCP Community Card Policies

  • There is no fee to ACLCP students and faculty
  • ACLCP Community Cards expire at the end of the semester in which they have been issued
  • ACLCP Community Cardholders are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card and are subject to established overdue fines and replacement costs
  • If materials are not promptly returned, overdue and billing notices will be sent to the patron's college or university library for further action

PALCI Faculty On-Site Borrowing Policy

As a service to faculty members of PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Connection Initiative) colleges and universities, Lehman Library offers borrowing privileges through a PALCI Patron Card. Applicants must present a PALCI form indicating that they are currently on the faculty of their home institution.

Borrowing Policies

  • There is no fee to PALCI faculty
  • PALCI Community Cards expire on May 15th of the current academic year
  • Only faculty members with the appropriate letter of identification from their home institution will be granted borrowing privileges under this patron class
  • PALCI Community Cardholders are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card and are subject to established replacement costs
  • If materials are not promptly returned, overdue and billing notices will be sent to the patron's college or university library for further action