Jack C. Taylor Library

Information about general library policies for Fontbonne students.

Polices and Procedures: Students

Library Account

Your library account is where you can see what you have checked out, what you have on hold, and where you can renew items. You can access this account here

The Library sends messages to your Fontbonne e-mail concerning your library account. Please check your Fontbonne e-mail at least once a week!

Blocked Library Account

Student patrons may be blocked from using Library services, including Interlibrary Loan. Here are the possible reasons and how to resolve a block on your Library account:



  Too many overdue items

  Return items to the Library

  Bill for overdue MOBIUS items

  Return book(s) or pay bill (Ryan 215)

We expect all members of the community to treat the library, our collections, and one another with respect and care. University policies and procedures can be found under the Code of Student Character & Conduct in the Griffin Scratch Student Handbook.   

Checking out Materials

Your Fontbonne ID or a driver’s license is required to check out items.

  • Books – 4 weeks with 2 renewals (a renewal will give you another 4 weeks)
  • DVDs & CDs – 1 week with 1 renewal (a renewal will give you one more week)
  • Items on RESERVE – generally 2 hours, used in the Library

Please return items on or before the due date.

After 30 days of being overdue, the library will remove the item from your library account and bill your university account (the account on which tuition is charged) for the non-returned item. Fines can be paid at the Business Office or online.

Default prices for billed items are as follows:

  • General Collection: $70
  • Folio (Oversized books): $120
  • Curriculum Collection Book: $45
  • Juvenile Literature: $45
  • DVD: $70
  • MOBIUS Book: $120

Requesting Items and Interlibrary Loan

If books are not available at Fontbonne, but are available through MOBIUS, students should request them through the catalog and pick them up at the front desk.

When items are not available in MOBIUS, they may be requested through interlibrary loan and picked up at the front desk when they arrive.

Journal articles that are not available in the Fontbonne collection can be requested through interlibrary loan. Articles will be sent to the e-mail address provided with the request, usually within a week.

Most interlibrary loan requests can be satisfied through the cooperative OCLC/LVIS network at no cost. If the material can only be found outside of that network (including many dissertations), the student will be notified as to the probable cost. The patron can pay for this transaction if he/she chooses, but the library will not support interlibrary loan costs beyond the LVIS system.

Satellite Students

Checking Out Materials

KC students may access library materials via the Hooley-Bundschu Library and Learning Commons at Avila University. You will be considered a "visiting patron" at this library. 


Requesting Fontbonne University Items

You should use MOBIUS to request items you find in the catalog that are house at Fontbonne. When you request the item, you will request it as a Fontbonne Student, but choose Avila as your pickup location.

Requesting Other Items

When using MOBIUS to request items from other campuses or libraries, you will request the items as a Fontbonne Student, but choose Avila as your pickup location.  

Electronic Resources

Fontbonne students at the KC satellite campus can use all of the FBU-licensed electronic resources. You'll be asked to authenticate via OpenAthens. 

Checking Out Materials

MN students may access library materials via St. Catherine's Library and Archives. Your account has or will be manually created when you visit the library. This will also allow you to reserve library study spaces. 

Requesting Fontbonne University Items

If there is an item in the Fontbonne University catalog you need to access, fill in an Interlibrary Loan Request using this form.

The MOBIUS service is unavailable to MN patrons. We are also unable to process book requests via ILL for patrons who are not at the St. Louis Location. This would mean we are "duplicating" the checkout, and this is against policy. MN patrons should visit St. Kate's library, while also looking to their local public libraries for accessing materials and using ILL. 

Electronic Resources

Fontbonne students at the MN satellite campus can use all of the FBU-licensed electronic resources. You'll be asked to authenticate via OpenAthens. 

Library Help

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Contact: Circulation Desk

Please contact the Circulation Desk if you have any questions about your account or accessing library materials

  • Phone: 314-889-1417
  • Email: circdesk@fontbonne.edu

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