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Emeriti Faculty Policy

Borrowing privileges are intended to 1) facilitate patron access to library resources while 2) maintaining an appropriate level of regulation over University property. When access to library materials, equipment, facilities, and services is limited, priority will be given to supporting the academic mission of the University over other uses.

Marymount University Emeriti Faculty, are eligible to borrow library materials according to the policies indicated below.

Emerita/us Faculty status is defined in the Marymount Faculty Handbook. According to the handbook, “The rank of Professor Emerita/us may be assigned to associate professors or professors who resign their positions as ranked faculty members for valid reasons (e.g., retirement, illness) after ten years or more of distinguished service to the University. A Professor Emerita/us is designated and appointed by the president upon the recommendation of the vice president for Academic Affairs and the appropriate School dean.” (2012. p.7)

A Professor Emerita/us must present a University identification card (BlueCard) or legal photo identification to obtain services. Patron cards and borrowing privileges are not transferable. An Emerita/us faculty member may authorize proxy borrowing privileges on their account for a Marymount graduate or undergraduate student, staff, or faculty member in good standing.


Marymount University Emeriti faculty may borrow circulating materials for a period of up to one semester. Fixed due dates occur one month after the end of the term (1/31, 5/31, 9/30). Items may be renewed three times. Emeriti Faculty are eligible to borrow media items from Marymount for two weeks. There is no limit on the number of items a faculty member may have charged at one time.

Emeriti Faculty may borrow materials from other institutions through consortium and interlibrary loan services, according to the policies of the lending institution.


Marymount University Emeriti Faculty are not subject to overdue fines for Marymount regular loan items. Emeriti Faculty are charged the replacement fee for lost or damaged library materials. The replacement cost for Marymount items is $107 ($67 replacement fee, $30 processing fee, $10 overdue fine). Borrowers will be subject to overdue fines and other fees for consortium and interlibrary loan items, according to the policies of the lending institution.


Marymount University faculty may access the library’s print and electronic resources remotely, using their library barcode number or alphanumeric University identification number.


All library users must abide by the rules and regulations regarding the use of the facilities and the collection. All library borrowers are required to maintain current address and e-mail information in their patron account.