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Borrowing + Access

As of March 2020, the Gratz College campus is closed to the public to respect the safety of our community. Borrowing of physical items from the Tuttleman Library or other libraries is available on a limited basis.

Communication with the librarian is available at library@gratz.edu. Requests for articles can still be made and shared electronically and eBooks can be downloaded. For any questions or assistance with research, please email the Librarian at the address above. 

The Library on-site collection is open to the Gratz community, students, and interested scholars. Visiting researchers must call ahead and make an appointment with the Librarian to access our Special Collections or for specific in-depth work. All guests must sign in at the College front desk. The Library offers one (1) public access computer and free wi-fi. We recommend that you bring your own device.

Borrowing items that circulate is free of charge and is limited to ten (10) concurrent items, generally for a period of four (4) weeks for community members and one (1) semester for students and faculty. Materials may be renewed unless it has been requested by another patron.

Materials not part of the collection may be obtained through interlibrary loan (ILL), governed by the rules of the lending library. All interlibrary loan requests must be submitted to the librarian by email at library@gratz.edu. Requests should be expected to take from 1 hour for emailed journal articles, up to 2 weeks for printed books. NOTE: Due to the COVID crisis most college libraries are still operating on a limited basis. The cost to borrow from the Library is $15.00 per item for institutions. Current students and faculty of Gratz College incur no fee, other than replacement fees.

Please return all borrowed items including all INTERLIBRARY LOAN ITEMS to Gratz College via USPS library mail. Tuttleman Library staff will process books and return them to the lending colleges. Student is responsible for returning the books on time or requesting a renewal; student is responsible for any lost items.

Any materials not returned to the library by students will result in charges, impeding the ability to graduate. Any materials not returned by faculty, staff, or community will result in replacement fees and/ or loss of privileges.

Online subscription database access is for currently enrolled students and faculty only with a LITS provided login. Students have access to their Tuttleman Library login for the duration of their time at Gratz until graduation. 

 

Responsible Use of Electronic Resources

The resources provided by the Tuttleman Library are subscribed electronic resources for the use of the faculty and students of Gratz College. These resources include databases, journals, professional websites, eBooks, research tools and more.

Responsible use of these resources include:

  • Non-commercial or personal research
  • Scholarly research
  • Course instructional materials

Faculty and Students are not permitted to:

  • Share usernames and passwords
  • Excessive download/print content
  • Post content on social media sites or file share sites
  • Plagiarize content

Disclaimer

Tuttleman Library collects statistics about the use of online library resources. These statistics are used to better manage resources and improve services for our students and faculty. The Library respects your privacy and never collects or saves personal information. By logging in and using the resources linked to on the web pages, you are agreeing to our policies and to being a responsible user.