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Coronavirus Response

Borrowing Items

Patrons who are granted access to the Library may browse the shelves (when classes are not being held in that area) to checkout items.

Alternatively, you may place a hold on items to have our staff retrieve them for you. When an item is ready for pick-up at the circulation desk, you will receive an email notification.

1. Click on the item(s) you want and place a hold request.  We'll gather them for you!

Place Hold button on mobile browser

2. When they are ready to pick-up, we'll send you an email.  Easy.

If the hold button is missing from the item details (e.g.), it doesn't circulate.  Place a Scan Request (see below) for the sections you need.

Returning Borrowed Items

Items may be returned through the outside book-drop located to the left of the Library main entrance or in designated locations inside the Library.  Please do not return items to the Circulation Desk.

Library Dropbox highlighted

Alternatively, you may mail them to:

SBTS Library
Attn: Circulation
2825 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40280
  • You are responsible for the postage and safe return of all books.
  • You are responsible for lost and damaged items and subject to replacement and processing fees. 
  • Items will be considered returned according to the date they are postmarked.
  • It is recommended that you insure and track your package.

All returned items will be quarantined for 24 hours. Your Library account may not reflect your returns during that period. However, late fees incurred because of the quarantine period will be waived since we will backdate the check-in to the return date.

Copy, Print, Scan

Patrons should clean the copier keypad before and after use. Cleaning supplies will be provided.

Online Resources

Many library resources are online. These are a few resources of which you might not be aware: 

Reference Help

The Research Hub has been relocated to just outside the Reference room. If no one is available to answer a question, visit the Library website to fill out the Ask-a-Librarian form, and a librarian will answer your questions as soon as possible.

Scanning Requests

The Library can fulfill scans of items we own (if not on-loan) and items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan (if we are able to fulfill the request). Scans are subject to copyright restrictions—only 10% or one chapter of a book may be requested.

To submit a request please use this form link below: