Eastern International Library Rules for Reopening & Current Circulation Policy

Updated July 16, 2020

As we slide into phase 2 of our partial reopening plan, please be advised that the Jersey City Campus Library will only be used for HESI and Accuplacer tests; the Belleville Campus Library will not be open at this time.  Current students may only access the Library by appointment.  For an appointment, please contact the Librarian:

Kelsey Gallagher, BFA, MSLIS

Library Director/Librarian, Jersey City Campus

kelsey.gallagher@eicollege.edu

201.630.2077

Returning, Renewing, and Borrowing physical items:

  • To borrow a book, please email the Librarian 24 hours in advance with:
    • Your Library ID number
    • Your First and Last Name
    • The title/ISBN of the item you need
    • The Librarian will leave the book with Brenda, the Front Desk Receptionist for you to pick up
  • Return books to Brenda, the Front Desk Receptionist
  • Renew books over email or phone to the Library

As a precautionary measure, the use of technology (computers and printers), seating, and tables in the Library is restricted.

General Library questions can be answered by Kelsey, the Librarian, via phone or email.  Some common questions may be:

  • Help with APA formatting
  • Help navigating the Library Catalog and databases
  • Help with locating, accessing, and evaluating different sources of information




Circulation Policy

Eastern International College’s Libraries maintain a circulating collection of materials for students, alumni, faculty and staff affiliated with the college. Materials not designated as Reference – meaning, non-circulating – are loaned for periods dependent on patron designation.

  • Current EIC Students
    • Circulating Materials: 14 days
    • Reference Materials: In Library use; 3 hour class loans
  • Alumni (not Current EIC Students)
    • Circulating Materials: 14 days
    • Reference Materials: In Library use only
  • Faculty & Staff
    • Circulating Materials: Semester loans
    • Reference Materials: In Library use only; 3 hour class loans
  • Renewals via email, phone or in-person; dependent on whether materials have a wait-list
  • Any materials held over their period of loan – without renewals – are considered overdue. Overdue materials may incur a fine of up to $0.25 per day up to the value of the materials borrowed
    • All patrons in possession of excessively overdue materials will be referred to the College Registrar

Course Reserves

The EIC Libraries have established a course reserve shelf in both campus libraries. Primarily consisting of non-circulating textbooks for most of the courses at EIC and instructor materials as requested.  Students, alumni, faculty and staff are permitted to use these materials in the library.

In certain cases, the textbooks may be loaned for a period of no more than 3 hours for use in classes either students or instructors.

Instructor copies of materials can be checked out for the semester by all faculty members.