Answers to frequently asked questions about the Libraries@Trocaire
What do I need to take out library materials at the Libraries@Trocaire?
When taking out materials at the Rachel R. Savarino Library (Choate), students, faculty and staff must present a current Trocaire ID card to borrow items from the Libraries@Trocaire.
A photocopy or picture on your device of the front and back of your Trocaire ID card are the only accepted substitutions.
Community users and alumni must get a Community User Library Card.
You will need to follow the following steps in order to check out materials from the Penfold Commons Library (Transit):
- Remove the blue card from the item that you with to check out
- Fill out the blue card with your name and today’s date
- Drop the blue card in the slot at the top of the box located on the library desk
- Return books by dropping them off with the receptionist or security guard at the front desk
When is the library open?
For the hours of operation for both library locations, check our hours and location page.
Where can I return library materials (excluding iPads) I borrowed from the Libraries@Trocaire?
Books can be returned at the main desk of either library location or in the dropbox outside The Commons at the main campus.
Where can I get library materials that aren’t available at the Libraries@Trocaire?
There are two ways to get the materials you need even if they aren’t available at the Libraries@Trocaire.
Through AcademicSHARE, current Trocaire faculty, staff and students with a Trocaire ID card can borrow materials from participating college libraries in the Buffalo area. Remember, any item borrowed from another library is subject to that library’s policies.
You can also request books and journal articles through Interlibrary Loan. A librarian will work to find the item you need and have it shipped to the library for you to pick up.
I’m not a current Trocaire student, staff or faculty member. Can I use the library?
Yes! Members of the community can obtain a library card from the Libraries@Trocaire. To find out how, read our Community Users Policy.
Can I eat in the library?
Yes, but there are some restrictions at the Rachel R. Savarino Library (Choate) for food and drink. Please read the Food and Drink Policy to find out more.
Can I study with classmates in the library?
Yes! The Libraries@Trocaire have a number of tables for students to use in pairs or small groups.
The back of the library outside the Archives is set up for group study. Tables with red chairs are also for use for group study.
Please be considerate when studying in groups not to disturb fellow students.
Student may also reserve Room 405 for group study for a two-hour time period. Please see a librarian at the main desk to reserve the room.
Are there silent study areas in the library?
Yes! The Libraries@Trocaire have a number of tables for students for silent study.
The area to the front of the library, including the two computer sections, are reserved for silent study. Tables with blue chairs are also for use in the silent study area.
Student may also reserve Room 405 for silent study for a two-hour time period. Please see a librarian at the main desk to reserve the room.