Manchester University


Students, faculty, and staff planning to borrow materials from the Funderburg Library must present a valid Manchester University ID or PALNI identification card. This ID should contain a patron bar code which can be matched with a valid patron record in the PALNI database. 

Borrowing privileges for alumni and the general public may be purchased by those 18 years and older. Application forms are available at the circulation desk. Fees are $15 for alumni and $30 for the general public, good for one year from the date of purchase. Six month privileges are available at half price.

Manchester community school teachers, clergy employed at local churches, and area and retired Church of the Brethren clergy may request a courtesy card for free, 30-day loan borrowing priviliges.


Material Loan Period Item Limit Renewals
Books 30 days none 3*


3 days none 3*
DVDs & Videos 3 days 3 3*
Reference Books 2 hours 3 3*

*Books will not be renewed if they are requested by another patron. Renewals allowed by phone or in person.  Circluation of periodicals, Reserve materials, & AV items is limited to Manchester University ID holders.  Periodicals, Reference, and AV items can be used in-house by any patron.

Laptop Loans

Students, faculty, and staff may borrow laptops at the circulation desk. All borrowers must read and sign a copy of the Laptop Borrower's Agreement, which will be kept on file.

Laptop Borrower's Agreement - Faculty/Staff Laptop Borrower's Agreement - Students


There are no daily fines for books, but overdue notices will be sent after 3 days, 13 days, and 23 days past the due date. A fourth notice, after 33 days, will be accompanied by a replacement bill. Replacement fee for in-print materials is the cost of the replacement plus a non refundable $10 service charge. Replacement fee for out-of-print materials is a flat $30 plus a nonrefundable $10 service charge.

The fine for Reserve materials is $1.00 per item per hour ($20 max).

The fine for recordings, videos and periodical issues is $1.00 per item per day ($20 max).

Archives and Special Collections

For access to the Archives, Special Collections, or the Brethren Collection, please call in advance: 260-982-5361. Visiting researchers are encouraged to schedule an appointment.


Copying and printing are via SpartanPrint. Non-MU community members may purchase a value card at the value added machine located in the After Hours Room of the Library.


The library no longer seeks donations of used books and periodicals. Except for certain special works, usually pertaining to the history of the University or the Brethren Historical Collection, we only accept items meeting all of the following criteria:

1. Are within the scope of our current curricular interests
2. Are in new or like new condition, with books preferably clothbound
3. Do not duplicate something we already own
4. Generally are recently published
Prior arrangements must be made with the Library Director, including the submission of a list of titles.


Manchester University • 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, Ind. 46962 • 260-982-5000