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Faculty Information

General information for faculty of Emmanuel College regarding the policies and practices of the Shaw-Leslie Library.

Finding Books & Other Materials

Steps to Getting a Book/DVD/CD

  • Search in our library's catalog for traditional and electronic books, DVDs and CDs.


  •  If the item you are seeking is not located at Shaw-Leslie Library, you may wish to see if another library nearby has it. WorldCat contains the catalogs of many area libraries.  From here you can request an item directly or, if you prefer, you can complete the library's online InterLibrary Loan (ILL) form here and we will send for the item.

Borrowing Information


  • All current Emmanuel College faculty/staff may borrow items from the Shaw-Leslie Library.

Requirements to Borrow:

  • Any person desiring to borrow materials must present a current Emmanuel College ID. 

Borrowing Duration for Books:

  • Faculty/staff at Emmanuel College: 90 days.
  • Items obtained through Interlibrary loan have different loan periods according to the lending institution's policies. If a renewal is needed for an interlibrary loan, please contact Austina Jordan. Interlibrary loan items may not be renewed online.

Renewing Items:

  • Items may be renewed online using the "Renew" tab when signed in to Destiny, the library catalog.
  • Items may be brought to the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library to be renewed in person. Renewals may not be made over the phone.

Returning Items:

  • Return items to the Circulation Desk located on the first floor of the library during our operating hours

WorldCat Search

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

There are also several apps for use on iPhones and Androids. To find out more about accessing WorldCat on the mobile Web, go to (available only in English at this time).