Library FAQ's

Search for books?

We find books for our library, by searching the MOSYS catalog. To find books that are owned by other libraries, we use WorldCat. Links to both of these catalogs can be found under the 'Books' tab of the website.

Find out how long I can keep a book I've checked out?

College students may check out books for three weeks; Seminary, MBA, & MEdu students may check out books until the end of the semester, and faculty members may do so for one year. There are some exceptions -- bestsellers may be borrowed for three weeks and children's books for one.

Moravian ID cards are required for checking out any circulating item.

Get your ID card registered at the Circulation Desk to allow you to use your online account in the library catalog.

Renew a book that I have checked out?

To renew a book that is approaching its due date, you may either: visit the circulation desk and ask a staff member to renew it for you, call the circulation desk at 610 861 1544 and do it over the phone(please have the books on hand if you choose this option), or, you may access our online catalog, MOSYS, log into your account, and renew it online.

Get a book on reserve?

Materials are listed in the Reeves Library online catalog, MOSYS. Click on the Reserves button on the top of the screen; use either Reserves by Instructor or Reserves by Course. Each reserve item has been assigned a unique reserve number.

Requests should be made at the Circultaion Desk by that reserve number or call number. Most reserve items circulate for two hours only. If no one else needs the item, it may be renewed. For those items which may be borrowed for 24 hours, a $.25 per hour fine is charged for any item that is returned late. ID cards are requred to take a reserve item away from the Circulation Desk.

I get a book or article that the Reeves Library does not own?

Even if the Reeves Library does not own or have access to a book or journal, we are able to borrow a copy from another institution for you to use. While this process requires planning ahead by about a week, it guarantees that you get the best quality resources for your research. To request it, you must fill out a form on the interlibrary loan service page of the website. Once we have contacted you that it has arrived, you may pick up your item or items at the circulation desk.

Check to see if I owe any fines?

Calculate my fines?

Fines are $.05 per item per day for regular items.
24-Hour reserve items cost $.25 per item per hour late.

If I lose a book?

$15.00 service charge (plus cost of item for loss of an item

What happens if I don't pay them?

Unpaid fines or replacement costs for lost items will be charged to a student's account. Grades will be held for those students who at the end of the semester have not returned all books.

Search for journal articles about a specific subject?

Journal articles are found in databases. Unlike a library catalog that houses books on many different subjects, databases are subject specific. To select a database for your field, visit the Articles & Journals page, where you may look up databases by subject or by name.

Database searching tutorials

Find a copy of an article for which I have a journal article citation?

If you have the citation of a journal, enter the title of the journal into the search box on the. Then, use the citation information; e.g. year and issue number to navigate down to the article you are looking for.

Access a database, online journal article, or ebook from off campus?

To use a database from off campus, navigate through our web page to the title of the database that you would like to use, click on its title, and then you will need to enter in your CIT username/password.

Find the children's/Masters/Moravian collection/Cafe/Reference Desk?

To see where anything in the library is located, take a look at our Map of the Library Stacks. Holding your mouse over an area will show you what is located there. Mousing over the name of a collection or a call number range along the righthand side will highlight that area on the map.

Find music or other media in the library?

What music & media does Reeves Library have?

Audiotapes for many language courses, slide/tape programs and videocassettes/DVD's are on course reserve. These can be requested at the Circulation Desk. Audiotapes of plays, poetry, sermons, lectures, and some videocassettes/DVD's are shelved in the circulating stacks and may be checked out. There are five rooms in the library equipped for video viewing. Microform(film & fiche) is located in the microform area of the Lower Level. It is free to print copies of the pages of microform; this can be done from the microform reader. For help, ask at the periodicals desk.

The Music Library on south campus

The Music Library is located on South Campus on the 3rd floor of the Bretheren's House.

Hours: 8:30am-4pm, but is closed between 12pm and 1pm. Weekend hours can be obtained by calling 610 861 1666.

Collections of records, tapes, and reference books that cannot be checked out are there. There is also a collection of CD's, scores, and non-reference books that can be checked out. All students and faculty may use the listening facilities. Reserve materials are available for certain courses at the desk. Special arrangements may be obtained for independent study & honors students.

Find out when the Library's open?

The library's hours can be found on the Library Hours page of the website, under the General Information Index Page.

Find a quiet place to study and read?

The upper level of Reeves Library is for quiet study and would be a great place to try.

Get something to eat or drink in the library?

Very carefully!

Food and drink is allowed in the library. We just ask that you keep your area clean and maintain a healthy sense of respect for the building’s surroundings – books, furniture, carpet, and all.    

Coffee, tea, and other hot beverages can be purchased at the AfterWords Cafe in the morning and evening hours; there is also a vending machine that will accept your card. For food, you're on your own. 

Fax the library?

We may be faxed at the following number: 610 861 1577

Get a job at the Library, if I'm a student?

To work upstairs in the circulation or interlibrary loan departments, you must speak in person with either Debbie Gaspar or Nancy Strobel. To view a copy of the job description, click here.

To work downstairs in the periodicals department and the AfterWords Cafe, you must speak in person with Linda Lapointe. To view a copy of the job description, click here.

Find out how much copies cost?

Two photocopy machines are available near the Circulation Desk on the main level of the library, and one is near the Periodicals Desk on the lower level. Copies are $.10 per page.

The Circulation Desk can make change for $5.00 or less.

Use the library if I'm not a student or faculty/staff member?

Individuals not associated with Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary are welcome to use the facilities of Reeves Library. To learn if you also may check out books, read our rules and eligibility for outside borrowers.

I'm an honors/Seminary student, how do I get a carrel?

Carrels may be resreved at the reference desk. To learn more about the rules for reserving a carrel, visit our Services for Students page.

Set up my laptop to access wireless and printing?

Visit the CIT Intranet help page on wireless configurations -- there are documents for a variety of operating systems both for connecting to the moco wireless network & the Reeves Library wireless printer.

The wireless printer is located on the upper level of Reeves Library.

Find out about upcoming events and services offered by the library?

The library does its best to adverise its events in as many places as possible. In addition to the homepage, the MocoLibrarian blog, our Facebook page, and our AMOS tab will all keep you in the know about what we're up to. If you'd like to read our newsletter, Library Wizzdom, click here.

Get more help?

The reference librarians are eager to assist you in the use of Reeves Library. Do not hesitate to ask for assistance.If you wish to discuss your reseasrch projects at length, please make an appointment with any of the reference librarians.

Reference Desk Hours:

Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-5pm ; Mon, Wed, Thurs. 6-9PM & 6pm-9pm
Friday: 8:30am-4pm
Phone: 610 846 1543