Library Circulation Policies


Access

The Library's resources are intended primarily for students, faculty, staff and alumni of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. Students and faculty currently affiliated with Newbury College and the Boston Theological Institute (BTI) also have access to Library materials. Visiting scholars and other guests may consult the collections but do not have borrowing privileges. The Library's computers are for research, academic and institutional use. Hellenic College Holy Cross users have priority. Those individuals observed using the computers for inappropriate behavior will be asked to leave the Library, and if they are affiliated with Hellenic College Holy Cross, they will be reported to the Administration.


Loan Periods

HCHC Faculty and Staff: One semester
HCHC Students: 28 days
BTI Students: 28 days


Overdue Fines

$0.25 per day per book.
$0.25 per day for recalled books.
Books may not be borrowed if you owe $10 or more in fines or have more than two books overdue.
For a lost book the minimum charge is the cost of replacement and a $20 processing fee.


Renewal

Books may be renewed twice unless a hold has been placed on the item by another patron. Books may be renewed either online or at the circulation desk.


Recalls

A book may be recalled after it has been checked out for 7 days.


Reserves

  • Reserve materials are limited to a two (2) hour check out and are for use only in the Library.
  • Reserve materials may be renewed if no other patron needs an item.
  • A valid ID must be presented. The ID card will be kept at the Circulation Desk while Reserve materials are used.


Libraries of the Boston Theological Institute (BTI)

  • Andover Newton Theological School
  • Boston College Department of Theology
  • Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
  • Boston University School of Theology
  • Episcopal Divinity School
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  • Saint John's Seminary

The BTI allows students and faculty of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology to use the collections of the libraries, either in person or through the BTI Courier, who delivers books to member libraries at the request of a patron. Books checked out from BTI libraries may be returned via the courier. Further information about the member libraries of the BTI can be found at the BTI Libraries home page http://www.bostontheological.org. Students of Hellenic College have library privileges at the nearby Newbury College Library.


Inter-library Loan

Inter-library Loan services are available to the students, faculty, and staff of our school for materials located in other libraries. Photocopied Inter-library Loan material is .20 per page. There may be a charge for some materials.