Proper identification is required for
admittance to any of the libraries. Current St. John's University
students, faculty, staff, and administrators must present a
valid StormCard (St. John's ID card). METRO
Referral Cards and WALDO
stickers will be honored when presented to the security guard
at the entrance to the library. Identification of any kind
(including StormCards, Access Cards, and Courtesy Cards) may not be
used by or transferred to anyone other than the person to whom they
are issued. Any identification card that is used by someone other
than the person to whom it was issued will be confiscated and held
at the Public Safety Office.
Off campus access to
licensed electronic library resources is available
only to current St. John's students,
faculty, staff, and administrators.
The Queens Main Library requires that high school students enrolled
in the College Advantage Program
obtain a St. John's ID card from the Public Safety office.
The card is free of charge. Students will not be admitted to the
Queens Main Library without this card and each student must have
his/her own card.
Access Card is required for visitors who are not entitled to a
St. John's University ID (StormCard) or Courtesy Card when seeking
to gain access to the Queens Main Library. Children/minors (any
individual under the age of 18) are not eligible for the
Library Access Card.
Access Cards can be purchased for a yearly fee of $25 after filling
out an application. Applicants must present a valid United States
issued Photo Driver’s License; a DMV issued Non-Driver Photo ID; or
a valid unexpired Passport which will be copied for file.
Library Access Cards expire each year on August
Cards may be obtained at the University StormCard Office in the
Public Safety Building on Goethals Road. Many services - including
submitting applications; making payments; and card
verification/pickup - are available 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. For more information, call (718) 990-6257 during normal
business hours or (718) 990-6281 at all other
StormCard Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Visitors may use the
facilities, equipment and resources in the public areas of the
library providing that they abide by the "Library Code of Conduct"
and that their use does not infringe upon the rights of the St.
John's University community. At busy times during the semester or
where there are patrons waiting to use equipment or services,
patrons with St. John's University ID cards will be given
Visitors may not borrow library
materials and are not entitled to off campus access to licensed
A Library Courtesy Card
gives its holder access to the University Library (St. Augustine
Hall) and to the Loretto Memorial Library (S. I. Campus), use of
library facilities, and certain borrowing
privileges. Courtesy Card holders are not entitled to off
campus access to licensed electronic resources. When entering the
Queens or Staten Island libraries, Courtesy Card holders will be
asked to display both the Courtesy Card and a photo ID.
A person in any of the following categories may request borrowing
privileges by applying for a Courtesy Card at the Circulation
- Any bona fide St. John's University
alumnus in good standing
- Faculty members from other area
- Retired full-time employees of St.
- Students from New Brunswick Theological
Seminary, and the Archdiocese Catechetical Institute
- Members of Catholic religious orders and
members of the clergy
- Members of the St. John's University
Board of Trustees
- Members of the Friends of the Library at
the Century level or higher
- Catholic Medical Center faculty who
teach courses in SJU programs and independent students enrolled in
- Other persons (usually visiting
scholars, other academic guests) at the request of the Provost's
Office, Academic Dean's office, Program Director, etc.
Access to Government