My Library Account & Borrowing Information

My Library Account

Our Services

Musselman Library patrons can use MUSCAT Plus to search our catalog or log in to check your account or renew borrowed materials. The library also offers scanners, microfilm readers, and a mobile device charging station for public use.

If you have a question, call the Check Out Desk at 717-337-7024 or email circ_email@gettysburg.edu.

Become A Patron

Residents of Adams County 18 or older may register for a free Community Borrower card by filling out an application at the library's Check Out Desk. Residents of Adams County ages 14-17 may apply for a Community Borrower card if a parent or guardian cosigns the application form.

Students and faculty of the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, ACLCP schools, PALCI schools, or Mount St. Mary’s may apply for a library card by filling out an application and presenting a current college ID at the library's Check Out Desk. Patron accounts for these groups are valid for one year at a time.

Place a request for a library item

Library staff can pull items from the library's collection for you. You will receive an email when your item is available for pickup at the Check Out Desk. It could be several hours before your item is ready for pickup depending on staff availability. Follow these steps to place a request:

  1. Visit the library's catalog: MUSCAT Plus
  2. Click the Sign In button in the top-right corner. Gettysburg students, faculty, and staff will sign in with their campus username and password.
  3. Search for the item you want to request.
  4. Click the title of the item you want to request in the search results.
  5. Click the blue Request button in the "Find this in the library" section of the page.
  6. Click the orange SEND REQUEST button.

Text Notifications

Text notifications are currently unavailable while we transition to a new library system.

Knouse Off-Site Storage Request

Knouse, the library's off-site storage facility, houses most of our print journal back issues and some of our book collection.

If you find a MUSCAT Plus entry for an article or book chapter from an item that lives at Knouse, click the Sign In button and use your campus login to request the item.

If you want an article or book chapter from a Knouse item that doesn't have a MUSCAT Plus entry, fill out the Article or Book Chapter request form after logging into your interlibrary loan account.

If you want a book or an entire journal issue from Knouse, locate the item in MUSCAT Plus, sign in to your account by clicking the Sign In button and using your campus login, and click the Request button.

Borrowing Information

Patron TypeBooksDVDsCDs# of Items Loaned# of Reserves Loaned# of DVDs Loanedebook AccessILL
Student 28 days 7 days 7 days 50 No limit 10 @ a time Yes Yes
Faculty 180 days 7 days 7 days 200 No limit 10 @ a time Yes Yes
Staff/Admin 180 days 7 days 7 days 200 n/a 10 @ a time Yes Yes
Dependent/Partner 180 days 7 days 7 days 200 n/a 10 @ a time Yes Yes
Retiree 180 days 7 days 7 days 200 n/a 10 @ a time Yes Yes
Lutheran Seminary 28 days 7 days 7 days 20 n/a 10 @ a time No No
Community Borrower 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a No No
Friend of the Library 28 days 7 days 7 days 20 n/a 10 @ a time No No
Alumni 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a No No
ACLCP 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a No No
PALCI 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a No No
Mount St. Mary's 28 days n/a n/a 20 n/a n/a No No

Please note that all items in our Browsing Room collection check out to all patrons for 28 days.

Overdue and Replacement Fees

MaterialOverdueReplacement
Books $0.25 per day per book Minimum of $80
Reserve Items $0.50 per hour per item Minimum of $80
DVDs $1 per day per DVD Minimum of $50
CDs $1 per day per CD Minimum of $50

Questions? Call the Check Out Desk at 717-337-7024 or email circ_email@gettysburg.edu