About the Libraries

Our Libraries

Holy Cross Libraries includes several branch libraries, and a few partners as well. The O'Callahan Science Library is located in Swords Hall; the Fenwick Music Library is housed in Fenwick Hall; Worcester Art Museum Library is in the museum on Salisbury Street (downtown Worcester); and the Rehm Library can be found in Smith Hall. The Center for Writing is housed in the Dinand Library building. 

For a full listing of what's where in the Dinand Library, including a map of our stacks, please see http://libguides.holycross.edu/dinand.

Circulation Policies

 HC StudentHC College & Departmental HonorsHC Faculty & StaffConsortium Students/Faculty 
& Externs
Loan PeriodFull Semester*Academic Year*Academic Year*28 Days
Renewal Limit5, unless book recalled**5, unless book recalled**5, unless book recalled**5, unless book recalled
Book Limit20150150 10 
Daily Fine$0.10 per item***$0.10 per item***$0.10++$0.10 per item
Fine Threshold Before Block$10.00$10.00N/A$0.00
Reserve Fines$0.25 1st hour, $0.50 each add’l. hour***$0.25 1st hour, $0.50 each add’l. hour***N/AN/A
Notice IntervalsCourtesy, Overdue, BilledCourtesy, Overdue, BilledCourtesy, Overdue, BilledCourtesy, Overdue, Billed
Aged to Lost At12 months12 months12 months12 months
Lost Book Charge$100.00$100.00$100.00$100.00

*Exceptions apply. All equipment have a loan period of 3 hours, and all NEVINS books have a loan period of 28 days.

** NEVINS books can only be renewed once.

*** Fines can be waived by a supervisor when items are returned.

++ Faculty and staff do not have to pay overdue fines, when item is returned. Supervisors must perform override. 

 

Consortium/Extern Borrowers

  • Valid Consortium ID & ARC Card required
  • Printing is $0.10 per single page and $0.15 per double sided page. Scanning is free.
  • All items recalled for Reserve must be returned immediately
  • Journals, newspapers, and reference books do not circulate to any students, consortium, or extern borrowers
  • Fines must be paid in full (cash or check) to check out or renew any items. 

Library Strategic Priorities, Goals, and Values

Library Strategic Plan Document (2022-2025)