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Library Use Statement and Rules of Conduct

Library Use Statement

Library facilities are for the use of the students (including those registered in the College Excel and College Bridge programs), faculty and staff of Roosevelt University, members of the Roosevelt University Alumni Association, and the students, faculty and staff of other I-Share schools and Jones Magnet High School.

Use of the library by others is allowed at the discretion of library personnel. Although the University strives to provide an open, academic environment, loiterers are required to leave when requested by Campus Safety and University officials.1

Beginning May 5, 2014 all guests including students, alumni, faculty and staff of other I-Share schools are required to show a state-issued photo i.d. or passport to obtain a guest pass to the building.

All library users are asked to comply with the Conditions of Use for Library Public Access Computers Policy.

Library Rules of Conduct

The Roosevelt University’s Code of Student Conduct1 applies to all users of the library. In addition, the following rules also apply to all users of the library:

Users will refrain from:

  • Use of loud, obscene, or abusive language.
  • Use of audio players (with or without the use of personal earphones) at a volume that can be heard by others in the library.
  • Conducting cell phone conversations within the library. Cell phones should be kept on silent or vibrate in the library.
  • Monopolizing library resources or facilities.
  • Eating near equipment and consuming beverages without a cap or lid.
  • Mutilation or damage of library materials, equipment, and property.
  • Leaving children under the age of 18 unattended in the library1.

Roosevelt University Student Handbook (pg. 7)

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Conditions of Use for Library Public Access Computers Policy

Last updated on June, 2014

All persons using Library Public Access Computers must comply with the policies stated in the Roosevelt University Computer and Network Usage Policy. This document also allows the Library to define local "conditions of use".  The Library would like to provide as free and open access to its computers as possible.  However, certain restrictions will apply from time to time.  These restrictions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Who may use Library Public Access Computers?

Priority will be given to current students, faculty, administrators, and staff of Roosevelt University or any I-SHARE institution; members of the Roosevelt Alumni Association; and students and faculty from Jones College Prep High School. Users may be asked to display a valid ID card when using public access computers.

Members of the public may use computers when space is available. However, library staff reserves the right to request public users give up their computer if the labs become full.

For what purposes may the library Public Access Computers be used?

The Library’s computers are primarily for the scholarly communication and research needs of Roosevelt University and I-SHARE faculty, students and staff. Social and cultural communication is also recognized as an essential component of our communities.  Members of the public may also use the computers for their research and communication needs subject to the limitations stated above. The Library does not monitor or otherwise interfere with or censor use of the computers with regard to the content being accessed.

The Library’s public access computers may not be used for commercial purposes.

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Roosevelt University provides its students and faculty with interlibrary loan service in two methods: OCLC and I-Share. View the library's policy in regards to I-Share Interlibrary Loan.

OCLC Interlibrary Loan

Some interlibrary loan items are requested and received through the nation wide library lending consortium OCLC. The due date for OCLC items are set by the lending library and MUST be complied with. Failure to comply with specified due dates can result in Roosevelt University Library losing interlibrary loan privileges, which means that NO Roosevelt patron will be able to borrow materials. Specified loan periods will vary from library to library.


OCLC Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library and are NOT guaranteed.  Patrons must make a request with the Interlibrary Loan department at the Roosevelt campus where the request was made 5 days before the item is due. The library staff will inform patrons by email or phone as to whether or not the lending library has granted a renewal.

It is the responsibility of the patron to keep track of the due dates.  Patrons will NOT get notices from the library for overdue OCLC items.

Upon request, if the item cannot be renewed from the original lending library the Interlibrary Loan Department will make an effort to request the same item from a different lending location.  However, the Interlibrary Loan Department cannot guarantee additional requests will be fulfilled.


Failure to return an item within 10 working days after the noted due date will result in a nonrefundable fixed $60.00 fine per item and suspension of additional interlibrary loan privileges. Privileges will be restored upon the return of the book AND payment of the $60.00 fine.

Unpaid fines will result in a “Hold” being placed on the Bursar which will prevent the registration process and transcript requests until the item is returned to the library AND the fine is paid.

I-Share Interlibrary Loan

Generally, books are loaned for a 4-week period and can be renewed twice for an additional 8 weeks. RU faculty have a 16-week loan period and books can be renewed twice. All RU students, faculty, and staff can renew their books requested through I-Share by accessing My Account.

Note:  Some items cannot be renewed. They may have been requested by another patron, of the owning library may have set a limit on the number of times they can be renewed before they need to be returned. If you see the Not Renewed message, your item(s) could not be renewed at this time, and must be returned by the original due date. If you have questions about why your renewal attempt did not succeed, please contact the library.


All books are due on the date designated in I-Share's My Account. Roosevelt University library provides a 30-day grace period for the return of books borrowed through I-Share. Books returned after the 30-day grace period will incur a $5 fine per item.

Interlibrary Loan Department

Murray-Green Library 
Chicago Auditorium Building 

Performing Arts Library
Chicago Auditorium Building 

McCormick Tribune Foundation Library
Schaumburg Campus 

Privacy Policy

Updated January, 2008

Privacy is an essential element of intellectual and academic freedom.  The Roosevelt University Library is committed to protecting the privacy of its users and maintaining the confidentiality of all information collected.

The library maintains records of personally identifiable information in order to conduct its business.  Such records include circulation records, interlibrary loan records, emailed reference requests, and other records of uses of library materials, facilities, or services.  It is our goal to gather only the minimum information necessary and to retain that information only as long as is needed to complete the transaction.

Confidentiality will be maintained for all personal data acquired by the Library as required by the Illinois Library Records Confidentiality Act.  The Library will also comply with the Confidentiality Policy of Roosevelt University as well as the privacy requirements of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act(FERPA).

The Library subscribes to the American Library Association Code of Ethics.  Section III of the Code of Ethics states:

We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted.

The library Web site links out to other sites and services that are not contained or controlled within the University's computer systems.  As the practices of these sites are not controlled by the library, users must read the privacy statements at these sites to learn of their privacy practices.

This policy will be reviewed on a regular basis and updated as needed.

Personally Identifiable Information

Any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally, including but not limited to:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email address
  • Your Roosevelt ID number
  • Your Social Security number