A branch of Webber International University
In their own words...
"As a first generation Latin American, it was different coming here, but I soon realized that I could just be me. St. Andrews is a school for people who like small classes and a close community."
- Anthony Fernandez, Class of '10

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

DeTamble Library

Library Facility and Operation

Library Use

Library Resources and Services

What are the Library Hours?

  • While classes are in session, the Library Hours are:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

 At 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).

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. There are also fines for lost and damaged books, which can get very expensive - please return all books.

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. Change is available at the Information Desk.

How do I apply for a student worker job?

  • Student worker applications are available from the Staff person at the Information Desk.

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 or put on sale at the Annual Book Sale.

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 $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.

What happens when the exit gate alarm goes off?

If 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.

Does the Library sell any books?

  • We 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 mid-April.

How do I check out books?

  • To check out print books, you:

Come to the Library.

Choose your book(s).

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 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.

How do I view ebooks?

  • To 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.

Can I connect to the Library from off-campus?

  • To 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.

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 Journal Finder do?

Journal 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.

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, maps are available as well as friendly helpful people at the Information Desk. Do not hesitate to ask.

What 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.

What are the Express Catalogs?

  • Throughout the Library there are Express Catalog Computers for accessing the Library Catalog on standing desks.

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.

What other online databases are available through the Library?

  • The Library subscribes to Encyclopedia Britannica. Access is through the Library web page (www.sapc.edu/library). A password for remote access is found under Hot Links.

How do I find a book?

  • Books 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).

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 10¢per page for articles. Payment is due when you pick your materials up.

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. 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.

How can I get help with a reference question?

  • 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).

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.

How do I find the full text of an article that only has a citation and/or abstract?

  • An 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.

How do I know which database to use to find articles?

  • To 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.



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  Library Catalog
  Journal Finder

  Quick Database Links:

    Academic Search Complete
    Business Source Complete
    Communication and Mass
        Media Complete

    CQ Researcher
    Credo Reference
    Encyclopedia Britannica

    Ebooks (EBSCOhost)
    Literary Reference Center


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  Interlibrary Loan Services
  Library Policies

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