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Visiting Scholar Library Privileges: National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS)

NINS Scholars Library Privileges

This policy applies to visiting faculty and independent scholars affiliated with the National Institute for Newman Studies (NINS)

The initial point of contact for NINS scholars is the Library Administration Office. The University Librarian or designee will be responsible for communications between the scholars or hosting department and library service points.

To be eligible for library privileges, the visitor must present a letter of introduction stating their institutional affiliation and purpose for using the Gumberg Library collections. Alternatively, an academic department or a campus Spiritan may host a visiting scholar and request library privileges for the scholar. 

Duquesne University requires a Multipass account for visiting scholars to use the Internet to access library electronic resources outside the library building and to use their personal laptops inside the building. The sponsoring department/office and Human Resources are responsible for managing the Multipass application process as well as the beginning and end dates for access. The sponsoring department will be responsible for the replacement costs of any unreturned or lost library materials.

‚ÄčNINS scholars are coded as adjunct/part-time faculty borrowers in our library system and enjoy all of the same borrowing privileges. Items may be checked out upon presentation of valid passport, current U.S. driver’s license or state ID, or other state or federally issued picture ID.  

Scholars needing a space for their research will be accommodated as feasible. Study rooms may be checked out if available.  The Spiritan Collection Room or other special collections area may be used by arrangement. Scholars must comply with library policies and hours of service.

The Gumberg Library and the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center are not responsible for assisting visiting scholars with travel, housing, or local transportation.

Date issued: 4/16/08; rev. 5/5/10; rev. 12/7/11; rev. 9/17