Borrowing From Sims Library

Who can check out materials?

  • Current Southeastern Faculty, Staff, Students

  • Community Borrowers, Retired Employees

  • Dual Enrollment Students

  • Special Library Users  

Loan Periods

Loan periods may be shortened to correspond with privilege expiration or semester
end dates.

Items Undergraduates Postgraduates (Graduate, Doctoral) Employees (Faculty, Staff) Community Borrowers; Retired Employees
Books 28 days; 25 items maximum Semester; 50 items maximum Semester; 100 items maximum 28 days; 10 items maximum
Bestsellers 28 days 
Course Reserves Varies from 2 hours, overnight, 3 days, or 7 days 
AV Materials
(CDs, DVDs)
28 days 
 Equipment   (Calculators, etc.) Varies from 4 hours to 14 days
Technology Chromebooks 28 days
Reference Room Primarily do not circulate; some restricted lending with permission from a Reference
Government Documents See policies on the Government Documents web page
Serials Primarily do not circulate; some restricted lending with permission from Head of Serials


Returning Materials/Right to Privacy 

Return print and AV materials to the inside or outside Checkout Desk book drop.  Please
do not place equipment, such as laptops, etc., in the book drop. You are responsible
for each item until checked in by Library staff. Materials returned when the Library
is closed will be processed the following business day. See Library Hours.

Every library user has a right to privacy while using properly charged library materials.
Names of borrowers will not be disclosed (Louisiana Revised Statutes, Section 44:13). Please
be aware that this statute prohibits us from discussing user accounts with third parties,
except in the case of parents of minor children. For privacy and security reasons,
we also do not discuss user accounts over the telephone. 

Users who have questions about their accounts should e-mail them to [email protected] and a library staff member will send a response to the user’s Southeastern account.
We will send e-mail communications only to the “” e-mail address if
it exists. We will only use other types of e-mail addresses for correspondence in
the case of community borrower’s card users or former Southeastern employees and students
whose Southeastern accounts are no longer active.