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Faculty Library Guide

Library Intro and Basics for New Faculty

Contact Information

Consult the Circulation Desk to check out materials or if you have a question regarding your library account.

Phone: (423) 614-8551


WHEN to Place a Hold
Place a hold on a checked-out item in order to borrow that item whenever it is returned to the Library.

HOW to Place a Hold

1. Go to the online catalog or to the Circulation Desk.

2. If you use the online catalog, search for the item you wish to borrow.

3. While viewing the item record, click the REQUEST button at the top of the screen, and follow the instructions.

4. Click HOLD, then follow the instructions

When the item is available, the Library will notify you by email or regular mail.

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Find articles, books, and other resources

Regular Loan Periods

Lee University & Pentecostal Theological Seminary:


125 days with 1 renewal of 45 days (50 item limit)

Immediate family members of faculty

2 weeks, 1 renewal (10 item limit)

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement with Cleveland Public Library
Squires Library patrons, whose accounts are in good standing, may use their card to borrow materials from the Cleveland Public Library.

  • For the Public Library's current loan policies, visit their website.

Overdue Materials

One of the benefits that we extend to faculty is the opportunity to borrow library resources for extended periods of time. To ensure that items are available for use by other patrons, we ask that items be returned by the due date, which is 125 days from the date of initial check out. Individual titles may be renewed for another 45 days (for a total borrowing time of 170 days per book). After 170 days, the book will need to remain on the shelf for at least three weeks before the same faculty member may check it out again. Additionally, a faculty member may have up to 50 books checked out at one time (and this number does not include books borrowed through ILL). If a faculty member has unique circumstances, she or he should communicate directly with the library director to discuss options on a case-by-case basis.

Personal Library Account

Reasons to Access Your Library Account Online
- to view the list of items you have checked out
- to find out when items are due back to the Library
- check the status of items on hold

How to Access Your Account

1. Go to the library's online catalog.

2. Click on Your Library Account

3. Enter your username/password in the following form:

LEE UNIVERSITY faculty, staff, and students


lastname, firstname
lee followed by your 9-digit Lee University ID number
** If your ID number does not have 9 digits, add zeros between lee and your ID number.
EXAMPLE: lee000123456

faculty, staff, and students


lastname, firstname
Your barcode number as it appears on your Seminary ID

SPECIAL Other Categories


lastname, firstname
Your barcode number as it appears on your Library ID