Library Services

Borrowing Privileges

Faculty, Students, and Staff

The borrowing period for currently enrolled students and staff is a semester for books, and seven days for circulating CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, records, and videos. Those needing longer use may renew materials. Students are billed for overdue books at the end of each semester through the Treasurer’s Office (see Guidelines for details).

Community Borrowers and Alumni

Residents of New Mexico must fill out a Patron Registration Form at the Circulation Desk. Community Borrowers are charged an annual fee of $40; this fee is waived for Alumni. Current driver’s license, DMV ID, or passport is required for registration. Community Borrowers and Alumni are limited to 10 titles at a time and three renewals per title. Renewals may be made over the phone by calling the Circulation Desk at 984-6042. Overdue book notices are sent periodically to Community Borrowers and Alumni throughout the year. Community Borrowers and Alumni who report lost or damaged materials are billed for the replacement cost of the item.


Prospective students and tutors are allowed to borrow from the library. Their books will be due on the last day of their visit. Visitors to the college who are registered through the Conference Center and who will be on campus for eight nights or more, are eligible to borrow materials from the library. They are due back on the visitor’s last day on campus. Everyone is welcome to use library materials in the building during regular hours.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan services are available to current faculty, staff, and students. Book and article requests can be submitted via our online Interlibrary Loan Request Form or by using our paper Interlibrary Loan Request Form located at the library’s Circulation Desk. The turn-around time for an interlibrary loan request averages seven to 10 working days. Any loan costs will be passed on to the requestor, with prior approval. If you have questions about interlibrary loan services, please contact Laura Cooley, senior technical services and interlibrary loan librarian, at laura.cooley(at)

Library Passports

Library passports are available to current faculty, staff, and students. These passports enable current members of the St. John’s community to borrow books free of charge from institutions that belong to the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries (e.g. University of New Mexico, Santa Fe University of Art and Design). Borrowing privileges are good for the duration of the semester in which they are issued. For more information, please contact Jennifer Sprague at jennifer.sprague(at)


Reference assistance is provided on a walk-in basis, or by appointment, to anyone who requests it. To make an appointment, please contact Jennifer Sprague at jennifer.sprague(at)