Facility and Operation
Resources and Services
are the Library Hours?
classes are in session, the Library Hours are:
a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
other times of the year and during breaks, the hours can be heard by calling 910-277-5049
or can be
viewed on our website (www.sapc.edu/library).
much are overdue fines?
for overdue books are 20¢ a day with a $5.00 maximum per book.
Fines for overdue books on Reserve are $1.00 per hour with a $5.00 maximum
per item. There are also fines for lost and damaged books, which can
get very expensive - please return all books.
I check out a journal from the Library?
newspapers, and reference books do not circulate, but you
can easily photocopy articles using the Library's photocopier. Copies
are only 5¢ each. Change is available at the Information Desk.
do I apply for a student worker job?
worker applications are available from the Staff person at
the Information Desk.
I get a Library card if I am not a student, staff of faculty member?
you can get a Library card if:
are a resident of Laurinburg, Gibson, Laurel Hill, Maxton, or Wagram.
are at least 18 years old.
are not a high school student.
You will fill out a form and if approved, you will have a photo ID made at the Campus Security Office.
do I get to the Library if I am driving?
Library is on the Academic side of the campus (south of the lake).
401 South to the intersection with Blues Farm Road(Exxon station on
East (left, if coming from downtown Laurinburg or the 15/501/401 By-Pass).
the first exit from the traffic circle.
straight. Follow the signs to either the Liberal Arts Building or the
Vardell Building parking lot.
Library building is the only three-story building on this side of the
is located between the Liberal Arts Building and the Vardell Building.The
front door faces the grove of trees.
do I park at the Library?
may park either in the Liberal Arts or Vardell buildings
parking lots. There is no parking at the Library. All parking is free.
you accept donations or gifts to the Library?
accept donations of materials as unrestricted gifts.
It will be at the discretion of the director when the books are donated
whether they will be added to the collection or put on sale at the Annual Book Sale.
happens if I lose a book?
you lose a book, you will be charged a non-refundable processing
fee of $15.00 plus the cost of the book if it is available from our
book source. A flat rate of $40.00 will be charged if the book is no
longer in print (not available from our book source) plus the $15.00
nonrefundable processing fee.
happens when the exit gate alarm goes off?
the gate alarm goes off, don't panic - you will be
asked to return to the information Desk. The Staff person on duty will
investigate why the alarm went off.
Does the Library have study rooms?
The Reynolds Reading Room on 2nd floor is a great place for study or group work. Desks or 3rd floor provide quiet private study areas also.
How do I check out a laptop?
St. Andrews students, faculty and staff can check out a laptop at the Information Desk to be used in the Library only.You will be asked to complete a loan agreement the first time you check one out. Laptops check out for 4 hours at the time and can be renewed if needed. Power cords are also available.
How Do I Check out DVDs?
Our DVD titles are listed in the catalog. DVDs can be checked out at the front desk for one week.
the Library sell any books?
have a small selection of books for sale year round in the Library.
We also sell books at the Annual Book Sale held during
National Library Week. National Library Week is usually
do I check out books?
check out print books, you:
to the Library.
book(s) and your ID card to the Information Desk.
staff at the Desk will then check them out to you. Books check out for 28 days and can be renewed.
can renew books by requesting at the Information Desk or over the phone.
You can renew books online - go to the Library Catalog (http://catalog.sapc.edu). Click bar "Log In" under my Library. Follow the instructions
there. You will need your Library barcode number which is found on your
ID card. Books cannot be renewed online if overdue or renewed a second time.
do I view ebooks?
To view ebooks, simply click on the link from the Library's catalog or via NCLive. To use ebooks from outside of the campus, you need to create an account from a computer on the campus network.
I connect to the Library from off-campus?
connect with the Library from off-campus, connect to the Library's
home page (www.sapc.edu/library). The catalog, along with links to NC LIVE, Britannica Online and other online resources and Library information, can be
accessed from that page. NC LIVE and Britannica require
a user name and password for access from outside the campus network.
You can get these at the Information Desk if you are a St. Andrews student,
staff, or faculty member. Passwords can also be found on the Intranet under Hot Links.
do I know if DeTamble Library has a journal I need?
Finder is just what you need for that information. Click on
Journal Finder on the Library home page (www.sapc.edu/library). In the search box, just type in the title of the journal, newspaper,
or magazine you are looking for. If Journal Finder locates the title,
it will show its available formats. You may have listings
for the electronic text, or a link to our catalog if there are print
holdings, or options for interlibrary loan if we don't have it on hand.
does Journal Finder do?
Finder searches all of the online databases we have through
subscription or NC LIVE and tells you where to find the full text of
a journal. It also searches thousands of free online journals. Once
you have searched for your desired title, a simple click takes you into
the database and to the listing of issues. Just click the issue you
need and find the article in its complete form. Journal Finder also
knows what our print and microfilm holdings are. It will link you to
the catalog record and will tell you where to find it
in DeTamble Library. If these two options are not available, Journal
Finder provides two more options: ordering the article through Interlibrary
Loan or looking for it in another Library such as the University of
North Carolina at Pembroke, which is nearby.
does "LIB USE ONLY" mean?
USE ONLY stands for Library Use Only. Any item with that status
may only be used inside the Library.
have a call number. Where do I find the book?
print book in the Library has its own unique Library of Congress call
number. The books are shelved in call number order (with some
exceptions). Most books are located on the 3rd floor. Art, Music, and
Philosophy books are on the 2nd floor along with the Juvenile and Oversize books. A Popular Reading Collection is in the Library Lounge on the first floor. If you need any help finding call numbers,
maps are available as well as friendly helpful people at the Information
Desk. Do not hesitate to ask.
is Microfilm and how do I use it?
Microfilm is another format for our newspapers and
journals. If you find that an article is available in microfilm, you
will retrieve the roll of microfilm containing your article from the
gray cabinets on second floor. Use one of the two Microfilm Reader/Printers
on the 2nd floor to view and make copies. Help is always available at
the Information Desk. You will need dimes to make copies
- 10¢ for each page.
are the Express Catalogs?
the Library there are Express Catalog Computers for
accessing the Library Catalog on standing desks.
is NC LIVE?
LIVE is a gateway to electronic resources for all people in
the state of North Carolina. NC LIVE currently offers online access
to complete articles from thousands of newspapers, journals, and magazines,
along with searchable collections of encyclopedias, videos, historical materials,
maps, and much more. Access NC LIVE through the Library web page (www.sapc.edu/library)
can I use NC LIVE at home?
can use NC LIVE when you are not on campus, but you
will need a password to do so. Stop by the Information Desk or call us and we'll
get you the information you need. Passwords are also found on the campus Intranet under Hot Links.
other online databases are available through the Library?
Library subscribes to Encyclopaedia Britannica. Access is through the Library
web page (www.sapc.edu/library). A password for remote access is found under Hot Links.
do I find a book?
we own, both print and electronic (ebook) titles, can be found
through the Library Catalog (http://catalog.sapc.edu). Ebooks can also be searched directly through NC Live (www.nclive.org).
do I find other books that our Library does not own?
using the Worldcat database, available through NC
LIVE (www.nclive.org), you can
search all the books (and other items) owned by Libraries around the
world. You may also want to use books listed in bibliographies or found
in catalogs of other libraries. Books that we do not own can be requested
through Interlibrary Loan and will usually arrive in 7 - 10 days.
do I get materials that are not available online or in the library?
Loan is just what you need. Just fill out a request form for
a book or article and leave that at the Information Desk of the Library.
The materials will be ordered quickly and you will be notified by campus
email when they arrive. Contact Mary McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org
or 277-5023 if you have questions.
much does InterLibrary Loan cost?
will pay a flat rate of $1.00 for each book you receive and
10¢per page for articles. Payment is due when you pick your materials
are Course Reserves?
are items which faculty members leave at the Library for use
of students in specific courses. Reserve items are shelved behind the
Information Desk. For the duration of the class, these items circulate
for limited In-Library or Overnight Use. All Reserve items are searchable
in the Catalog (http://catalog.sapc.edu) by the faculty member's last name or the Class Name. All Reserve
materials must be checked out with a valid ID card, even when used only
in the Library.
can I get items on reserve/place items on reserve?
can obtain Reserve items at the Information Desk.
Only St. Andrews faculty may put items on reserve, after completing
informational forms for each reserve item. Once we have the forms we
add the items to the Library's catalog.
do I cite my resources in a paper or presentation?
cite your resources by listing title, author and other information in a specific format. Different subject areas use different formats. The Library has links to Citation Builders such as Easybib from the Library homepage (www.sapc.edu/library). Look for the link "How to Cite Sources." Most databases will cite books and articles for you in various formats. These include Worldcat, our Library Catalog, and all Ebsco databases such as Academic Search Complete. The Library has Style Manuals available for MLA, APA, and other major formats. These are located on the Reference Shelf next to the first floor computers.
can I get help with a reference question?
the Library is open, you can stop by anytime and ask for help with your
reference question at the Information Desk or call
277-5049. You can also use NCknows to chat with a Librarian and get immediate Help 24/7. The NCknows chat box is located on our home page (www.sapc.edu/library).
What is NCknows ?
- NCKnows provides live online help from Librarians. It is staffed by Librarians who can help you access all of our resources here at St. Andrews.Find NCknows on our home page at www.sapc.edu/library.
do I find the full text of an article that only has a citation and/or
online database does not always have the full text of an article
attached to the citation and summary: however, these articles
may be available in a different database. You can find out by going
to Journal Finder and typing in the title of the journal, newspaper,
or magazine. The results will show you all the available avenues for
finding the full text. If the complete article is not available online
or in the Library, you may need to request
it on Interlibrary Loan.
do I know which database to use to find articles?
know which database to use; For most courses including literature, science, math, history, psychology, education, etc.,the most useful database is Academic Search Complete. Business information is found in Business Source Complete and general information from magazines in included in MasterFile Complete . There are quick links to the most useful databases on our homepage. CQ Researcher is a great resource for current and controversial topics and Britannica Online provides an excellent general encyclopedia . NC LIVE provides a full list of databases for articles, ebooks, videos, etc. at (www.nclive.org).You can browse by material type or subject area. There is also a Quick Search box on the NC LIVE page.
can I make use of your Internet Resources Links?
Library provides a recommended list of Internet Resources
for both quick ready reference and for research. The ready reference
sites include everything from dictionaries to phone directories, weather,
maps and more. For research assistance, there are lists of subject-specific
sites for each major program area such as Biology, History, Politics,
and Music. The link to Internet Resources is on the Library's home page
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