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Info for Faculty: Policies

The Info for Faculty page is designed to help connect PLNU full-time and adjunct faculty members with the resources, contact information, and other materials they need most frequently from the library.

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Faculty Borrowing Policy

This policy describes PLNU faculty members borrowing privileges at Ryan LIbrary and at several other area university libraries. Books not available at PLNU may be requested via InterLibrary Loan.

Please read the policy below for a full explanation of our Faculty Circulation Policy.

Gift Books Policy

Many faculty members consider donating books or other materials to the library. Prior to doing so, please review the Gift Books policy for guidelines and procedures.

Reserve Policy

PLNU Faculty are welcome to put items on reserve in the library.  For more information on our Reserve Policy, visit the Reserve Material page.

Copyright Policy

Ryan Library and PLNU have created a copyright guide which describes important components of copyright law and their relevance to the academic environment. 

Questions?  Email copyright@pointloma.edu and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Community Users Policy

It is the policy of Ryan Library to make its resources available to the public. Members of the community surrounding PLNU are welcome to use the library for research or study.  Our complete policy is available below.

Archives Policy

PLNU welcomes appropriate contributions to the University Archives

Research Computer Policy

Ryan Library's reference area has public computers available for research use.  Our complete Ryan Library Research Computer Policy is available below: