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Library Information for Faculty


The general circulation policies for University Libraries follow below. The desk where you check out materials is called the Circulation Desk and is located to the left just inside Waterfield Library’s front door. You will need your student ID. If you have forgotten your ID, you can ask for items to be held for a brief period at that desk until you can return with it.

Circulation Policies:
Items that can be borrowed (Valid MSU ID card required):

  • Main Collection
    • Books & maps available on Waterfield Library's Lower Level
    • Items are checked out at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level 
    • Circulation Limits:
      Undergraduate: up to 50 books for 28 days
      Graduate: up to 50 books for 60 days
      Faculty/Staff: up to 100 books for 120 days
  • Media Collection
    • All items available in the Media Room on Waterfield Library's Main Level
    • Media items are checked out at the Circulation Desk
    • Circulation Limits:
      • up to 10 items for 21 days (all users)  
  • Course Reserve materials
    • Items may be checked out for a limited time
    • Items on reserve for instructors available at the Circulation Desk
  • Game Collection 
    • Available in the Waterfield Lobby 
    • Circulation Limits:
      • Up to 2 items for 3 days to all users
  • Laptop Computers,
    • May be checked out for 4 hours
    • in-library use only
  • Skeletons
    • Items are available at the Circulation Desk.
    • The item may be checked out for 4 hours
    • in-library use only.
  • Calculators
    • Available at the Circulation Desk.
    • May be checked out for either 3 days or until the end of the term. 


Items that may not be borrowed

  • Periodicals from Pogue libraries
  • Pogue Library -- Special Collections (Under special circumstances, see the director.)
  • Pogue Library -- Overby Law Library Collection (Under special circumstances, see the director.)

Renewing Library Materials

  • Click on Advanced Search from the Library Homepage. Click on the “Sign in” at the top right corner of the page.
  • Log-in by selecting the link for MSU Students, Faculty, and Staff. Log in using your MyGate credentials.
  • On the top right corner of the page, click on your name and then "My Loans."
  • Check the box for the items that you want to renew. 
  • Then click "Renew Selected."
  • Remember to “logout” when you are finished.
  • This may be done once. Items can be renewed a second time by phone (call the Circulation Desk at 270-809-4990) or in person.