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Library Services

Lavery Library provides print books, journals, newspapers, online databases of research articles, and audiovisual materials. In addition to these scholarly materials, a variety of DVDs, books, magazines, and games are provided for your leisure needs.

Libraries provide more than just resources. Librarians are available to answer research questions in person and via Zoom, through email, and over the phone. For in-depth research assistance, you may schedule an appointment with a librarian subject specialist.

We also have many other aids available to our patrons, including access to other libraries' collections. Click the sections below to find out about services we provide.

Research Help
Students getting help from a librarian at the research help desk

Librarians are eager to assist students, faculty, and staff with your research needs.

Research Help
Course Reserves
Library checkout desk stamp.

The checkout desk secures and circulates high priority materials for short time periods, giving each borrower an opportunity to use them.

Course Reserves
Interlibrary Services
Student working on his laptop at Lavery Library
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Nazareth/Fisher Access Program
Interlibrary Services
Borrowing Materials

Lavery Library strives to make shared resources readily available to the Fisher community. The following page describes library checkout policies and loan periods.

Borrowing Materials
Computer Use

Lavery Library's computers are primarily intended for online research by members of the Fisher community.

Library patrons who are not affiliated with the University may request a guest computer logon at the research help desk or checkout desk, providing such logon will not deprive Fisher patrons of computer access.

Library Lockers
Student lockers at Lavery Library

Lockers may be checked out for one semester. Please check out a lock from the checkout desk with your Fisher ID.

  • Overdue locks: First 27 days overdue, no fines—$45 replacement cost and $25 billing fee after 28 days overdue.
  • Personal locks are not permitted. Any locks other than Lavery Library locks will be removed, and locker contents will be moved to the checkout desk. You will be charged a $35 lock cutting fee. After 24 hours, personal belongings will be turned over to Campus Safety and Security.
  • Check out any Library material to your account before storing them in a locker. Materials that may not be checked out (journals, magazines, reference books, etc.) may not be kept in lockers.
  • The Library reserves the right to inspect or remove the contents of lockers at any time.

Please stop by the checkout desk or call (585) 385-8165 for more information.

Public Faxing and Copying

Public faxing and copying services are available at the checkout desk during normal hours. The charge for local and long-distance faxing is $.50 per page, and self-serve copying is $.10 per page. For help with faxing or copying, please contact the checkout desk at (585) 385-8165.

Rooms and Reservations

Lavery Library has a several spaces available for reservation, from computer labs and classrooms to conference rooms. These rooms can only be reserved for times when the Library is open and should be reserved through the Events and Reservations Department. 

Reservable Library Spaces
Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Lavery Library's research databases have subscription licenses requiring off-campus access to be limited to Fisher students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, off-campus users must log in.

Off-Campus Access Information
Faculty Support

Lavery Library offers many services to support Fisher faculty. We offer Library instruction and training, A/V materials, proxy borrowing, polling clickers, and we rely on your suggestions to help us develop our collection in a way that supports your teaching needs. 

Faculty Support Services