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The Paul J. Cushing Library is located at Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland CA 94619.
OCLC code: HN#
For staff contact information, visit the Contact Us page.
All are welcome to visit Cushing Library. Service animals are always welcome. Minors must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times. From time to time, to ensure best service, we may ask you to present ID.
The following patrons have borrowing privileges:
- Current Holy Names students, faculty, and staff (please have your campus ID card or other photo ID)
- Holy Names alumni (Books and DVDs only. Must have valid ID card and verifaction from the Alumni Assocation to be issued a HNU alumni library card. Process may take a few days.)
- Temporary borrowing cards issued to patrons from NCCPL member libraries are also honored.
Other library visitors may request Holy Names materials through their local library's interlibrary loan service.
The Library has free wifi, over 60 databases accessible on or off-campus, thousands of full-text online scholarly journals, over 80,000 eBooks, 60,000 traditional books, 33 computers, mobile whiteboards, printers, a scanner, a classroom, three study rooms, and dozens of comfortable study desks, as well as research help from our expert librarians and assistance from our other library workers. We offer classes year-round on how to use library resources, and we host literary and cultural events on a regular basis.
Many of our books and DVDs and most of our ejournal articles and other electronic resources are available through HNU WorldCat, our catalog to materials owned by Holy Names and beyond. HNU WorldCat is also your self-service portal for requesting materials from libraries worldwide. A small number of materials, including HNU theses, can be searched by title or author through our "old" catalog: http://hlynms.sirsi.net.
|Monday - Thursday||9 am - 10 pm|
|Friday||9 am - 5 pm|
|Saturday||10 am - 5 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm - 10 pm|
- Heafey PC Lab - 7 days a week, 8 am - 10 pm
- Residence Life PC Lab, 24/7 - The building doors will be locked from 9 pm to 8 am so commuter students will need to arrive prior to 9 pm to access the building.
- Hedco in Brennan- Mac computer lab, open unless there's a scheduled class
Food and covered beverages are welcome everywhere in the library except near the computer workstations.
Public workstations are available on a priority basis to Holy Names students, faculty and staff. Alumni can use any available computer for up to 2 hours per day. All others will be accommodated as space permits.
All workstations are shut down 15 minutes before the Library closes.
Faculty, students, and staff may access the library's 60-plus databases on or off-campus (see our off-campus services guide for instructions).
Alumni can only access online databases from on-campus.
Other library visitors (including alumni) may use library databases on-campus, but may may not access our online databases off-campus due to licensing restrictions.
Information about upcoming library events can be found at the Cushing Library webpage, or by checking the weekly Cushing Library Hawk Squawks sent out to your e-mail accounts.
You are welcome to text, tweet, email, and charge up your cell phones, smartphones, and other mobile devices anywhere in the library. We ask you to take voice calls outside.
Fill out a course reserves form and bring your material to the Access Services desk. See this procedure for the form and more information about course reserves.
Borrowing, Printing, Copying... - Back to the top ↑
Students may check out a maximum of 10 items at any one time. Staff and faculty may check out an unlimited number of items.
Circulating books, DVDs, Videos, Compact Disks: 3 weeks
Course Reserves: Depending on the reserve, a course reserve can be checked out for either 3-hours, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days (for Education Tests) or 1 week.
Please see our Interlibrary Loan page.
Items may be renewed at the Access Services Desk, by phone at (510) 436-1332, email or through our chat service.
- Three renewals are allowed per non-reserve item unless the item has been requested by another patron.
- One renewal is allowed per reserve item unless the item has been requested by another patron.
* Overdue Books: $0.25 per day up to a maximum of $20.00 per item.
* Overdue Course Reserves, Videos, CDs & DVDs: $1.00 per hour for 3-hour loan items, $5.00 per day for 1-day loan items (see the Course Reserves page).
* Lost or Damaged Items: $20.00 processing fee plus cost of the item. Determination of damage is at Library staff discretion.
* Photocopies: print management coming soon.
* Printing: currently free to students, faculty and staff.
Research Help, Off-Campus Access... - Back to the top ↑
Librarians are on duty most afternoons and evenings, as well as during our Saturday and Sunday hours.
|Monday-Thursday||1pm - 8pm|
|Friday||1pm - 5pm|
|Saturday||12pm - 5pm|
You can also make an appointment by calling the Access Services Desk, by chat through the library website, by requesting an appointment, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The library offers email, chat, and telephone support for reference questions, research assistance, material renewal, and other services. See our Research Help page.
See our guide to off-campus access
Individual users of library resources are ultimately responsible for infractions of copyright law and personally liable for violations of intellectual property rights.
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Instructors are welcome to bring their classes to the Library. The library classroom is in high demand, so request it well in advance.
Small groups are welcome in the Glass Lounge (the glassed lounge to your right as you enter the library). Our Library Classroom can accommodate 20 students and has 20 iMacs and two overhead projectors.
To reserve the Library Classroom for one-time use, submit a request by completing this form. Please make your request well in advance. Please note that due to the high demand for the Library Classroom, the Library cannot support semester long use. We will respond within 24 hours Monday thru Friday, but due to high demand, we cannot guarantee availability on short notice.
Note that the Brennan building has a room, the HEDCO Center, that also has computers. The library does not manage this room. To reserve it, contact campus IT at email@example.com.
Students, faculty, and staff can reserve one of our three lower-level study rooms by completing this form. For rush service, contact the Access Services department at 510-436-1332. See our library calendar for available bookings.
Thesis Binding - Back to the top ↑
See the Thesis Binding Procedure.
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If you wish to donate items to the library, please see Karen Schneider, the Director of Library Services.