Alumni Privileges Policy

Alumni library privileges and guidelines are as follows:

Guest Sign-In

All alumni are asked to sign in at the Guest Sign-In log upon entering the library.

Borrowing Privileges

All Alumni Association Members must present a valid Alumni Membership Card and a photo ID to the librarian on duty and complete an Application of Use form in order to receive a borrower’s card. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to obtain an Alumni Membership Card. Alumni must be in good standing with Magale Library prior to being set up for book borrowing. NOTE: It may take up to 48 hours to process the application.

With a borrower’s card and a photo id, alumni may check out 2 books at a time from the circulating book collection for 28 days. No media materials, periodicals or reserved items may be checked out.

Alumni have limited access to the materials in the Law Room. Alumni may request use of specific volumes at the Circulation Desk. The number of volumes retrieved will be limited to no more than three. The volumes must be used by the patron within sight of the Circulation Desk and may not be checked out.

Materials may be renewed once either by phone or in person.

If a current Centenary patron requests a book that an alumna has checked out, Magale staff will ask the alumna to return the material as soon as possible even if it has not reached its due date. If a book is recalled for class use or faculty reserve, it must be returned within 24 hours after notification.

Alumni are responsible for all late fees for overdue items and for all other fees charged for unreturned items. Fines accumulate on overdue books at $0.10 per day per book. Lost books accumulate overdue fines, plus cost of the book, plus a $15.00 replacement fee.

NO Interlibrary Loans are accepted.

Cards are not transferrable and may not be used by anyone other than the card holder. No privileges are extended to Alumni family members.

Computer Use & Photocopying

A computer is designated for alumni to use for checking email and browsing the MOXIE electronic card catalog. There are no printing privileges or access to subscription databases.

A coin-operated photocopier is available on the first floor.

Other Services and Resources

Alumni may use all library materials while onsite.

Alumni may use the study rooms; however, current Centenary students, faculty, and staff have “priority use” of study rooms over Alumni, especially during Prep and Finals weeks.

Additional Notes:
Alumni currently attending another Louisiana college or university may obtain a LALINC CARD from their home institution which will allow book checkouts from any college or university in the state.

Alumni who are residents of Louisiana may obtain a library card from any public library branch in their resident parish. A public library card will allow remote access to their library’s databases in order to conduct online research. Alumni may also request Interlibrary Loan materials from their public library with a valid parish library card.

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