7:30am - 11:00pm

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Circulation Department

Library Hours / Sims 112 / Contact Rose Galofaro / 985-549-3484

The Circulation Department is located on the first floor of the Sims Memorial Library adjacent to the exit doors. The mission of the Circulation Department is to ensure accessiblity to the fourth floor circulating collections through ongoing stacks maintenance and efficient circulation policies and procedures. The Department is also responsible for the circulation and processing of course reserve materials. The Circulation Department provides assistance in locating and circulating the fourth floor and reserve materials to the Southeastern Louisiana University community.

The Circulation Department is a unit of the Access Services Department.

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  • Community Borrowing Program Membership
    Louisiana residents, 18 years of age or older and not affiliated with Southeastern Louisiana University, may become registered borrowers with the Sims Memorial Library. The annual cost is $25 for a single borrower or $50 for up to 3 family members from the same household. The loan period is 3 weeks and a maximum 10 items may be checked out. The card must be presented along with a photo ID each time items are charged.

    To apply for a Community Borrowing Program Membership, please bring a completed application form and a $25 check (made payable to Southeastern Louisiana University) or cash to the Circulation Desk of the Sims Memorial Library.

  • Guest Printing Cards
    "Guest Printing Cards" are for printing from the public access computers in the Reference Department (1st floor), Serials Department (2nd floor), and Media Department (2nd floor). The charge for guest printing is $.10/page. The cards may be purchased in the Circulation Department and are sold in denominations of $1.00 (10 pages) or $5.00 (50 pages). Only cash payments are accepted.

  • LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing
    The Library participates in reciprocal borrowing with private and public academic libraries in Louisiana. Through this agreement, Southeastern faculty, staff and students may check out materials from participating libraries by presenting a LOUIS borrowing card issued by Southeastern's Library and a Southeastern ID card. 

    To apply for a LOUIS card, please visit the circulation desk. To have a LOUIS card mailed to your home address, print out the LOUIS application and fax to: 985-549-3995, email to:, or mail the completed form to:

    SLU Sims Memorial Library
    Attn: Circulation Department
    SLU 10896
    Hammond, LA 70402

    More information about LOUIS participating libraries.

  • Received or "In Process" Materials
    Materials in the Library Catalog that have a Location of "In Process" or "Received" can be rush cataloged within three working days. To request rush cataloging of in process or received materials fill out the "Request Received Materials Form" at the Circulation Desk or submit the form online. You will be notified when the item is cataloged, and the item will be held at the Circulation Desk for seven days for you to pick up.

  • Searches
    Materials in the Library Catalog that are not checked out and not found on the shelves can be searched by circulation staff. You may fill out a "Search Request" at the Circulation Desk. If the item is found, you will be notified and the item will be held at the Circulation Desk for seven days for you to pick up.

  • Holds and Recalls
    Holds and Recalls may be placed on a item that is checked out. If you request a hold you will be notified when the item is returned; if you request a recall we will notify the patron that the item is needed by another patron. Recalls can only be requested after an item have been checked out for 28 days.

    To request a hold on an item from the Library Catalog click on the "Place Hold" link to the right of the "Item Information." Holds may be also be requested at the circulation desk. Recalls must be requested at the Circulation Desk.

    Holds and Recalls policies.

  • Group Study Rooms

  • Stack Maintenance
    The Department is responsible for the maintenance and management of the 4th floor stacks. During most of the Library's open hours circulation staff is present on the fourth floor to assist patrons. Questions or concerns about the 4th floor collections should be directed to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor.


Name Title Phone Room
Rose Galofaro Circulation/Reserve Department Supervisor 985-549-3484 Sims 112
Erin Ballam Day Student Supervisor 985-549-2235 Sims 141
Emilee Flores Night/Weekend Circulation/
Media Supervisor
985-549-2039 Sims 141