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New Faculty: Borrowing Materials

Orientation information for new university faculty members on SU Libraries

Ways to Get Resources

There are three ways to get library books here at SU. In the order you should look for your item, you can borrow from

  1. SU Libraries
  2. Direct Borrowing from our consortium,The University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI)
  3. Interlibrary loan (ILL) from libraries outside USMAI

See more on the Libraries' Borrowing Policies.


To check the status of items or renew them online, log in to the appropriate library account.

Call Number Locator Map

Call number locator map down to the shelf the book is on
Use this to find which shelf your book is on.

Search For Books

Academic Commons Building Map

Still image of a map of the first floor of the Academic Commons

Article Databases: By Subject and A-Z List

Databases are available 24/7, on and off campus. If accessing from off campus, you will be prompted to provide your SU username and password.

Databases A-Z List