Besides the traditional check in and out of materials, the Circulation Services unit provides several specialty services for library users. Circulation provides access to technology such as laptops, video projectors and calculators; manages user accounts (including billing and special borrower services); notary services, and connecting users to the vast collection of library resources available.
The Circulation/Information service desks are located at the south entrance on the first floor of the Hesburgh Library, and in the lower level of Hesburgh Library.
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Current Periodicals are located on the second floor of the main Hesburgh Library and various branch locations. Consisting of a variety of scholarly journals, popular magazines, periodicals, and newspapers, current issues of over 2,000 titles can be found in the Current Periodicals display area.
Older issues no longer in Current Periodicals may be bound and shelved
in the Library’s main collections; or in some cases older issues may be
found only online or in microtext.
Detailed locations of individual years or issues can be found by looking at the record for the journal title in the ND Catalog.
All materials located in Current Periodicals/Newspapers are restricted to in-building use. Photocopiers are located throughout the main Library.
Students, faculty, and staff at the University of Notre Dame may request material owned by the Hesburgh Libraries. Requested materials will be available as soon as they can be retrieved
from our collections, processed, and sent to designated delivery locations. When an item is checked out to
another customer, a recall will be placed in the name of the requestor and the book will be available as soon as it is returned.
We are not able to deliver materials that are non-paper formats (videocassette, CDs, etc.), in non-circulating collections, or Reserve items. Students of the University of Notre Dame School of Law may not request Document Delivery items be sent to the Kresge Law Library.
Articles from Notre Dame held journals will be scanned as pdfs and sent to the patron via email.Read more
The Microtext and Media collection is located in the lower level of the Hesburgh Library. The
collection contains materials
consisting of DVD's, CD-roms, microfilm, microfiche and microcards.
Patrons can access thousands of DVD's such as documentaries, feature films, and popular television shows. For information about using the DVD collection in classes, see Library Reserves.
Guides and indexes to individual film and fiche collections are also shelved in the lower level. These guides describe some of the film and fiche collections and how to use them. Reader/printers are available for use in copying film or fiche to your email or flashdrive. Users will need a Notre Dame netID and passcode with a printquota to print.
During peak hours, including weekends, a student assistant is on duty to help patrons find and use the collections and the printed guides which accompany them. The assistants will help locate microfilm, microfiche and microcards and give instructions on use of readers/printers. Staff are available to copy material for Faculty and researchers at $.10 per page. Please contact the service desk for more information.
Located on the 2nd floor of Hesburgh Library, the Music Service desk is the primary service point for music reference, sound recordings, and music scores.
Patrons can access thousands of CDs covering a broad range of music. For information about using the Music collection in classes, see
To borrow CDs, first locate the call number in the online catalog, then provide this number to a staff member. Staff can also assist you in locating items in the online catalog.
Library Reserves is a tool that course instructors can use to make books, book chapters, journal articles, streaming
videos, and audio accessible to their students in physical or online form.
Material that is available in physical form is available for checkout from the lower level service desk at the Hesburgh Library and at branch libraries on campus.
Using the Library Online Reserves tool provides students registered for your class convenient access to required readings online necessary to your course objective.
To prevent the unauthorized sharing or downloading of materials, our team works to help you be compliant with University expectations when reproducing material that is protected by copyright law. The team can help connect you with resources within the library's collection, and can also help acquire the rights to content not currently available in the collection.
Stacks Maintenance is responsible for reshelving material after it has been returned, shifting books and journals within the stacks, and transferring material in order to create more space for "high-use" material, as well as maintaining and updating the library guide to the Stacks.The stacks are open to visitors, but children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Most books and bound periodicals in Hesburgh Libraries collection are shelved
in the main Hesburgh Library stacks. Material is generally available for
checked out by individuals with valid
Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, Holy Cross or Bethel borrowing privileges; or material can be used in the library.