Services at a Glance

Patron & Technical Services:

Electronic and Digital Services:

Reference and Instructional Services:

 The Library Locations offer:

See more detailed information below:

  • Empire State AcademicSHARE

    We are an Empire State AcademicSHARE library. Therefore, AcademicSHARE member libraries minimally agree to allow on-site access and lend materials to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another Empire State AcademicSHARE member library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required.

    AcademicSHARE Website
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

    ILLiad is a "paperless" and fully automated Interlibrary Loan system is available to faculty members, students, administrators, and staff of Molloy University.

    After a one-time process of setting up an account, users will be able to login and request books or articles and monitor the progress of those requests. For articles, patrons will be able to retrieve PDF copies of the material directly from within their ILLiad account, as well as check due dates and/or request an extension on a book. Questions? Take a look at the ILLiad Help Page.

    • Items usually not available for loan include: Brand new materials, textbooks, reference materials, reserve materials, media, photographs, archival material, microfilm, primary documents, dissertations, rare books, entire issues of journals and materials from Special Collections.
    • Loan Periods: Generally speaking, you'll be able to keep the book for three weeks, however, this is determined by the lending library, so please pay careful attention to the due date once you receive the materials. Electronic articles will remain in your ILLiad account for 30 days.
    • Renewals: Must be requested in advance of the material's due date and is at the discretion of the lending library.

    There are a few ways to find items and request them.

    1. Look quickly for options beyond Molloy with our super fast GETITNOW  service through WorldCat search.  Simply change your library from Molloy University to Quick Delivery Libraries, then select the GETITNOW option. You will be directed into ILLiad with all of the item's information prepopulated into the form. No more cutting and pasting!
    2. Search JETfind and click the toggle to "Expand Search beyond JET Library." This will give you the option to Request thought ILLiad and you will be directed into ILLiad with all of the item's information prepopulated into the form. Learn more about this option on our Library 101 LibGuide.
    3. Login to your ILLiad account and request an item by manually filling out the request form.

    Interlibrary Loan login
  • Research Loan Program (RLP)

    The Research Loan Program (RLP) enables a library that belongs to the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) to refer a library patron to borrow books from another LILRC member library that also participates in RLP.  This service is available to faculty members, students, administrators, and staff of Molloy University. A valid Molloy ID card is required to use this service.

    See participating libraries
  • Reference and Instructional Services

    Reference Services

    The James E. Tobin Library supports the goals of students and faculty by providing an environment conducive to academic learning. Reference services are available from librarians via chat, email, and in person. For more information visit the Need Help? Ask Us! page.

    The JET Library is open 84 hours per week during the Spring and Fall semesters. Reference librarians and virtual Chat services are available during these hours for research assistance to anyone on or off campus. On the main campus, reference librarians are always available to provide individualized assistance to students, faculty, and staff. There are a total of twenty full-time and adjunct librarians utilized in order to support three shifts across multiple service points.

    Outside of the JET Library, reference services are also available at the Suffolk Center Extension Library located in Amityville, NY and in the Barbara Hagan Center for Nursing with an embedded Health Sciences Librarian on-site three hours per week.

    Instructional Services

    Customized instruction sessions are designed to serve the needs of any given class. Over 200 instruction classes are taught each year by librarians; some are designed to target the FST initiative while others are specific to assignments, level of student (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, doctoral), or a particular discipline. Classes can be conducted in our instruction rooms, in a professor's classroom, or virtually through Zoom. A professor can request an instruction session via the Library Class Session Request form.

    One-on-One appointments:  Students and faculty can sit down with a librarian for a half-hour to an hour for individualized appointments. Appointments are conducted in the JET Library, the Suffolk Center, or virtually through Zoom. Student appointments can focus on difficult research assignments, learning a new resource, or exploring library services. Students can request sessions via the One-on-One Library Student form. Faculty appointments can focus on compiling reading lists, supporting faculty research, or learning new resources. Faculty can request sessions via the One-on-One Library Faculty form. Last year, the library conducted 100 personalized one-on-one appointments.


  • Reserves & Course Materials

    The JET Library provides Reserves & eReserves to support faculty members' instructional requirements for specific courses.  The purpose of a reserve collection is to support instruction by providing timely and efficient access to high-demand materials. Both the American Library of Association (ALA) and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) have asserted that reserve collections in libraries function as extensions of the classroom allowing them to provide access, under certain conditions, to copyright protected materials as stated in Section 107 and Section 108 of the Copyright Act and as it relates to the rights to use these materials for the purpose of teaching and research.

    All reserve books and media can be accessed through the Patron Services desk on the first floor of the library.

    Need help? Contact reserves via email or phone at 516-323-3914.

    More information can be found on our Access & Policies page.

    Login to Canvas for Course Materials
  • Self Checkout Kiosk

    The Self Checkout Kiosk (meeScan) allows registered Molloy patrons to check out books in the main room of the James E. Tobin Library. We know our patrons want to access as many services online as possible, and this is another great step forward in making our services easy to use.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    1. Who can use this service? Registered Molloy University patrons with updated ID cards.
    2. Who can't use this service? Non-Molloy College patrons or those without updated ID cards. Patrons always have the option to check out, check-in, and renew books at the Patron Services desks.
    3. What's the benefit of using the kiosk?
      • Saves time since you don't need to wait at the Patron Services desk.
      • A receipt will be emailed to you, saving paper.
      • There is also an app that will allow you to check out books.
    4. What items are not eligible for the self checkout kiosk? At this time, media, reserves, and interlibrary loan materials cannot be checked out.
    5. How do you use the kiosk?
      • Follow the screen instructions.
      • Click start.
      • Swipe your Molloy ID or type-in your patron number (number under the barcode on the back of your ID card).
      • Scan the Molloy College / Molloy University barcode of the book. It is usually located on the inside of the back cover.
      • Follow screen instructions to desensitize the book.
      • Complete checkout.
    6. What if there is a problem using the kiosk? Please see someone at the Patron Services desk.

    Looking for the app?