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Library Resources & Services - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


DeTamble Library

How much are overdue fines?
  • 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.
Can I check out a journal from the Library?
  • Journals, newspapers, and reference books do not circulate, but you can easily photocopy articles using the Library's photocopier. Copies are only 5¢ each.
Can I get a Library card if I am not a student, staff of faculty member?
  • Yes, you can get a Library card if:
    • You are a resident of Laurinburg, Gibson, Laurel Hill, Maxton, or Wagram.
    • You are at least 18 years old.
    • You 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.
How do I get to the Library if I am driving?
  • Driving directions :
The Library is on the Academic side of the campus (south of the lake). Take 401 South to the intersection with Blues Farm Road(Exxon station on southwest corner). Turn East (left, if coming from downtown Laurinburg or the 15/501/401 By-Pass). Take the first exit from the traffic circle. Go straight. Follow the signs to either the Liberal Arts Building or the Vardell Building parking lot. The Library building is the only three-story building on this side of the campus. It is located between the Liberal Arts Building and the Vardell Building.The front door faces the grove of trees.
Where do I park at the Library?
  • You may park either in the Liberal Arts or Vardell buildings parking lots. There is no parking at the Library. All parking is free.
 
Do you accept donations or gifts to the Library?
  • We 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.
What happens if I lose a book?
  • If 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 $50.00 will be charged if the book is no longer in print (not available from our book source) plus the $15.00 nonrefundable processing fee.
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.
How do I check out books?
  • To check out print books, you:
Bring book(s) and your ID card to the Information Desk. The staff at the Desk will then check them out to you. Books check out for 28 days and can be renewed.
    
  • To renew print books :
You can renew books by contacting the Information Desk by phone, email or in person. How do I view ebooks?
Can I connect to the Library from off-campus?
How do I know if DeTamble Library has a journal I need?
  • Journal 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.
What does "LIB USE ONLY" mean?
  • LIB USE ONLY stands for Library Use Only. Any item with that status may only be used inside the Library.
I have a call number. Where do I find the book?
  • Each 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, do not hesitate to ask.
What is NC LIVE?
  • NC 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) or (www.nclive.org).
How can I use NC LIVE at home?
  • You 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.
How do I find other books that our Library does not own?
  • By 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.
How do I get materials that are not available online or in the library?
  • Interlibrary 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, mhm@sapc.edu or 277-5023 if you have questions.
How much does InterLibrary Loan cost?
  • You will pay a flat rate of $1.00 for each book you receive and articles.Articles are free.
What are Course Reserves?
  • 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.
How can I get items on reserve/place items on reserve?
  • You 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.
How do I cite my resources in a paper or presentation?
  • You cite your resources by listing title, author and other information in a specific format. See the Writing and Citing Research Guide.
How can I get help with a reference question?
  • Email mhm@sapc.edu for help to set up a time to meet. When 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).
How do I know which database to use to find articles?
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