As part of a multi-campus institution, the staff at the Davis
Library of St. John’s recognizes that many of our students and
insurance industry clients may want to determine what
we have on a specific topic or whether we have a specific item
in our collection before using our
facility. Our on-line catalog
InsureCat is a useful first step in searching the
physical holdings of the Davis Library including current insurance
industry information books and articles, government documents and
archive material. Additional questions/answers about borrowing
material and general access are listed below:
Q. Who may borrow materials from the library?
A. Eligible borrowers include: Students, faculty and staff of St.
John's University with a valid STJ ID card;
Industry "fee paying" members may use the library with
proper identification from their place of employment (i.e.,
company ID or Letter of introduction). See borrowing
status table below for # of items and loan period.
Q. Circulation procedures
A. Once you have identified the material you would like to borrow,
you can check it out at the Front Desk.
Q. Returning items
For the convenience of others, borrowers are asked to return
materials on time. Davis Library material
must be returned to the Manhattan Campus. You may renew an
item by telephone for (1) additional loan
period if the item has not been requested by another
Q. Obtaining materials outside the Davis
A. To facilitate access to material not available at this library,
we will coordinate Interlibrary Loan services
for students, faculty and staff of St. John's University
through the main campus ILL Department. You may also request items
from other STJ campus libraries including Staten Island and Queens
and we will have the items sent to our circulation desk. The
turnaround time is generally 1 day. For materials availability
and procedures, please contact the library staff.
Q. May Alumni of St. John's use the library?
Alumni of the university may purchase an access card at a
reduced rate for the first year following
their graduation. The cost of the first year is $25.00. Afterwards,
they would need to purchase an annual subscription to the
Q. How may items and for how long?
A. See Borrowing Status table below
Q Is the library open to the General Public?.
A. We are not open to the general public. Please contact your
librarian for interlibrary loan information. We
accept ALA interlibrary loan forms from other libraries. There is a
$10 fee per item. The public may also purchase a
"limited use"daily, weekly, monthly
pass. Annual memberships are also
The general public who need short term, onsite
access may purchase access to the library on
a daily basis. The cost is $30.00 per
day. Payment must be paid on the day of use at the Library
Circulation desk, 3rd fl.. Manhattan Campus. We accept either cash
or a check. Checks should be made payable to St.
John's University. For more details on
longer term usage please click here
for a membership application.
| ||Loan Period||Fines||Number of Books out at a time|
|Undergraduate||2 weeks||.25 per day||4|
|Graduate||3 weeks||.25 per day||10|
|Staff||2 weeks||.25 per day||4|
|Faculty||3 weeks||.25 per day||10|
|Alumni||2 weeks||.25 per day||4|
|Members||2 weeks||.25 per day||4|
|Others (ILL)||2 weeks||.25 per day||4|
There are some additional exceptions and restrictions for
individual items in demand, special
collection items, and reserve material. Reference works,
loose-leaf services and periodicals do not circulate.
Special Access requests are at the discretion of the Davis
Library Director. Request can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or
by calling (212) 277 5135.