Checking Out a Book

  • An I-Card is always required when checking out library materials. This is for any library patron.

    If you are a student, faculty, staff, or administrator and have just received your I-Card, it will take one business day for your university data to be automatically updated in our library system, enabling access to library services.

    A non-IUP individual who is 18 years or older and lives in Indiana, Armstrong, or Jefferson counties and wishes to use the library can purchase a library I-Card for $5 at the Hadley Union Building (HUB).  You will need to see a supervisor at the Circulation Desk once your I-Card is obtained to be entered into the library system.

    The HUB is located at 319 Pratt Drive. Hours may vary from one semester to another. You may call (724) 463-1204 for current hours and days.

    There are two ways to check out library materials:

    1. Go to the Circulation Desk
    • Someone is always available to assist you at the Circulation Desk.
    • A worker will ask for your I-Card, then will check out the book(s) to your account.
    • The worker will then tell you when your book is due back, and place a card inside the back cover as a reminder.

    2. Use the Express Check Out

    • The Express Check Out is located in front of the Circulation Desk.
    • It’s easy, and helps you to avoid waiting in line.
    • Touch the screen to begin, and then follow the on-screen directions.
    • A receipt will be printed for you at the end with your due date on it.
    • If you cannot proceed in using your I-Card, you will need to see the person at the Circulation Desk to validate your card so next time you won’t have any problems using the self check out.

    Lost I-Card: If your I-Card is lost or stolen, please let us know as soon as possible so we can mark it lost in our system. This will disable the card for any type of use for library services.