Circulation/Reserve Services

We believe all our customers deserve outstanding service.  We are committed to supporting your academic success by delivering a customized experience that is prompt, courteous and in a positive manner that satisfies your needs and exceeds your expectations.

We are proud to be I-R-I-S-H.

  • Investigate problems and arrive at the correct answer… be proactive and creative in problem solving
  • Remain respectful and courteous of others at all times
  • Instruct users on our services by having trained and skilled staff
  • Seek to continually improve one’s knowledge and expertise
  • Help our users by listening carefully


Regulations, loan period, renewals, search service, and information about materials that do and do not circulate.

Overdues and Lost Books

Notices, fines, billing, and replacing lost books.


How to renew your books without visiting the library? Find out about this and more.


Document delivery, Interlibrary loan, recalls and purchase recommendations.

Research Appointments

Stuck in your research? Not sure how to start?  Our librarians are subject specialists can assist you.


Placing material on Reserve, using the collection and the overdue fines if returned late.

Self Service

Using the printers, self check-out machines, book scanners and much more.


How to rent carrels, lokmobiles and equipment such as laptops, laptop projector and scanners; as well as those little extras you don't always find at a library service desk.

Visit our FAQ, or please contact the Hesburgh Library Main Service Desk, or your branch library for assistance.