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About the Library: Services

Borrowing Materials For all LTU students, faculty and staff can refer to the LTU Library borrowing polices page HERE. (To renew an item, click HERE.)
The LTU community can also borrow materials when at other libraries through the InfoPass, MILibraryCard and Reciprocal programs.
For all guests, please refer to the guest users page HERE.
Copier/Scanner Black & white photocopies cost 10 cents ($0.10) per page and color copies cost 50 cents ($0.50) per page. (At this time we can accept only cash.)
You may scan documents for free. They will be sent in PDF format to the email account you select.
Computer Lab PC Workstations: 2 engineering computers (installed software) and 8 general use computers (installed software).
The Mac Pros and engineering computers are for current Student/Faculty Use Only.
Database Access All current LTU students, faculty and staff have access to all of our databases. If unable to access, please follow the troubleshooting steps listed HERE.
Per our contracts with the database vendors, guest users and alumni must use our databases while inside of the library. No remote access allowed.
Dissertations For publishing your dissertation, please refer to the guide to Publishing a Dissertation.
For borrowing a dissertation held at LTU, please refer to the policy regarding borrowing Circulating Books.
Note: dissertations that are embargoed are not available for borrowing or viewing until after the embargo period has ended.
eBook Access All current LTU students, faculty and staff have access to all of our eBooks. If unable to access, please follow the troubleshooting steps listed HERE.
Per our contracts with the eBook vendors, guest users and alumni must use our databases while inside of the library. No remote access allowed.
Due to the licensing restrictions with all eBooks, the LTU Library is unable to borrow or lend eBooks via Interlibrary Loan.
Interlibrary Loan:
LTU borrowing
Only available for current LTU students, stafff and faculty. Please refer to the sections on borrowing policies and fines associated with ILL.
The library requires that all requests made for ILL and MeL to be made with a @ltu.edu email address and your Banner Number.
Interlibrary Loan:
LTU lending
We can not physically lend serials, reserve, reference, new books or items from the Kahn Library to other libraries. We also can not lend eBooks.
We charge other libraries what they would charge us and charge non-libraries (ex. corporations, law firms, etc.) $15 per item lent or copy sent.
We reserve the right to ask borrowers of physical items to insure select items and pay for additional shipping if required. (ex. Oversized Books)
Microfiche/Microfilm The LTU Library has a microfiche/microfilm reader on site. If you are unsure how to use it, please ask somebody on staff for assistance.
Printer
(Campus Hotspot)
The Hotspot Printer is available to any user through an Internet connection. Users do not need to have Campus network credentials to access it. Simply send an email to papercut@ltu.edu with the documentation you wish print attached. Click here for payment and printing instructions.
Note: the library can not assist with issues that arise from this printer. Please contact the Helpdesk with any service or maintenance requests.
Printer
(Student Printer)
The PublicLibrary printer is available for free, b/w student printing. Instructions for installing the print driver for PublicLibrary is located HERE.
Guest printing costs 10 cents/$0.10 per page. At the current time we are only able to accept cash for guest printing.
Purchase Requests We will only consider purchase requests from current Lawrence Tech students, faculty and staff. We can not purchase textbooks. All other requests will be considered, but we do reserve the right to recommend alternate sources that we already have access to. Purchase requests can be made here.
Reference Librarians are on duty during regular hours the library is open to assist. During all other times, online reference is available.
Study Areas Study rooms and study tables are on a first-come, first-served basis for current LTU students, faculty and staff only. We do not take reservations.
These areas may be occupied for up to two hours per party. Extensions may be granted by library staff if nobody else is waiting to use them.
Library staff will notify users when they are within five (5) minutes of their time limit. Users must vacate the area once they have reached their time limit.
Users are expected to remove all belongings and leave the area as it was prior to their visit when vacating these areas.
The library staff reserves the right to decide on the usage of these areas at any time.
Textbooks We can not purchase textbooks and/or required texts for classes. We are also unable to borrow textbooks via Interlibrary Loan.
For all textbook inquiries, please contact the LTU Bookstore at (248) 204-3030.
Please refer to Alumni and Guests section for policies for users who are not current LTU students, faculty or staff.
Please refer to Copyright & Teach Act for policies regarding copyrighted materials and fair use.