All current Moore College of Art & Design students, staff, and faculty in good standing with the Connelly Library may use interlibrary loan services. Requests should be submitted by completing the ILL Request Form. All required fields must be completed to process requests. 


Users may borrow up to two interlibrary loan items at a time, not including article requests. Lending periods vary and are assigned by the lending institution. Materials are subject to recall by the lender at any time. You will be notified of the due date at the time of check out. In most cases, patrons will have a three week loan period. In some instances the lending institution may restrict loan periods and/or conditions of use (e.g., library use only).

The library does not typically borrow the following:

- Textbooks used in course work

- Non-circulating materials (reference books, rare books, etc.)

- Periodicals (i.e., entire issues)

- Genealogical materials

- Software

- Theses and dissertations

- Titles owned by the library, but are checked out


Renewals & Overdues

If you would like to request a renewal on an ILL item, you must contact the Connelly Library no fewer than 7 days before the due date. The lending institution may not grant a renewal. No more than one renewal on ILL materials borrowed will be processed by the Connelly Library. 

Overdue fines on materials borrowed from non-TCLC institutions can be significant and are a burden on the Library. 

All users are subject to overdue fines of $1/day per ILL item. 

Overdue materials adversely affect Moore’s relationship with lending libraries and will jeopardize our ability to borrow items in the future. 

Patrons that fail to return items within 7 days after their due date will be blocked from further use of ILL. Borrowers are responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged materials at a cost determined by the lending library. Failure to pay any charges will result in the suspension of all library borrowing privileges.

Course Reserves Policy

Course reserves check out for 2 hours and must be used in the library. Reserves can only be processed after the Course Reserve Request form has been completed. Please allow up to three working days for processing. New, unique, or personal copies may take longer to process. Students will not be able to check out reserve materials the same day they are submitted for processing. The Circulation Supervisor will send usage statistics for reserve materials at the end of each semester.

Please complete the Course Reserve Request form for all materials you wish to place on reserve. For each title submitted, indicate whether the item is a library copy (by call number), purchase request, OR personal copy. All required forms are provided below.

Please search the catalog to ensure that the library does not already own the title. Personal copies will only be placed on reserve when the library does not own the item. The Library cannot take responsibility for any damage or theft of personal copies while on Course Reserve.  

Please note that materials in the Library’s Reference collection and items belonging to other libraries (such as interlibrary loans) may not be placed on reserve. Library staff reserve the right to restrict materials placed on reserve to ensure compliance with copyright law. 

Prior to submitting the Suggest a Purchase form, please search the library’s catalog to ensure that the Library does not already own the title.

Purchase requests for course reserves can also be submitted via the Suggest a Purchase form. Please note that you will also need to complete a Course Reserve Request form.

Submit any course readings/photocopies that you wish to place on Course Reserve after completing the Course Reserve Request form. Submit course readings in the order which they are to be organized, and placed in a binder. 

Please note that materials in the Library’s Reference collection and items belonging to other libraries (such as interlibrary loans) may not be placed on reserve.

All materials will be removed from Course Reserves at the end of each semester. The Library reserves the right to distribute to faculty mailboxes or dispose of any materials that have not been picked up by end of the first week of the following semester.

Questions regarding course reserves should be directed to the Circulation Supervisor: library@moore.edu215.965.4054

Donation Policy

The Connelly Library and Archives accept donations of materials in good condition. We do not have the capacity to accept donations of artwork. Donations must be approved in advance by the Library Director. All donations must be delivered directly to the library during normal hours of operation. 

The following conditions apply to donated materials:

  • Only items that support the research and instructional mission, or have historical significance to the college, will be added to the collection.
  • All donations are accepted based on the approval of the Library Director.
  • Gifts in kind become the property of the Moore College of Art and Design upon receipt and the Library may make all necessary decisions relating to their use and disposition.

 Library staff cannot perform appraisals. Donors will receive a thank you letter indicating the number of boxes or volumes received as a receipt for their donation. If desired, book plates indicating the donor's name will be placed in materials selected for addition to the library collection.


Members of the public with research needs specific to the collection of the Connelly Library may make an appointment to use resources in the library. Requests for appointments must be made at least one week in advance and confirmed by library staff. Appointments are restricted to 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday.

To schedule a visit researchers must email outlining their topic of research and materials in the collection they wish to access. Archives are separate from the general collection, and these requests must be submitted through the Archives Request Form

  • Students and faculty from TCLC institutions or the University of the Arts may use the library Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm without an appointment by showing their current college ID. An appointment must be made to visit outside of these hours. 
  • Library visitors must bring a government photo ID or student ID to obtain a pass to Sarah Peter Hall from the security desk.
  • Visitors may use materials on-site. A scanner is available at no charge. Printing and photocopying are available for a fee and must be paid for in cash (please inquire at the circulation desk for the current rate). 
  • Visitors do not have borrowing privileges, access to interlibrary loan services, and may not use circulating AV equipment.
  • Library staff reserve the right to restrict or modify guest access during times of peak library use or enhanced security.

Exhibit your work in the library!

The library has numerous locations where work can be displayed. Please complete the form below and your proposal will be reviewed by the Library Art Committee.