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Can I get a Library card if I am not a St. Andrews faculty, staff, or student?
There is a registration form to complete. You must be a resident of Scotland County and be at least 18 years old. If you are approved, a letter will be mailed to your home address and you will be required to obtain an ID card from the St. Andrews Security Office (277-5112).
Where do I park at the Library?
Parking is available in the Vardell or Liberal Arts parking lots only.
Do you accept donations?
We only accept unrestricted gifts. It will be up to the discretion of the Library Director to decide if materials are added to our collection.
How can I get help finding information?
1. Ask for help at the Information Desk.
2. Contact Mary McDonald, Librarian, by email, phone, or in person.
3. Use the NC KNOWS chat reference found on the Research Guides and Library web page.
4. Use the Research Guides for your subject areas.
What and where are Course Reserves?
Professors often put materials in the Library to be available for all the students in a class. This may include articles, books, reports, or other items. Check out at the Information Desk. You must have your ID card. Most Reserve items are Lib Use Only - You cannot take them out of the Library.
How do I cite resources and create bibliographies for my papers?
Use the Writing and Citing Guide. Make sure to find out from your professor what format is required (MLA, APA, CMS, etc.)
How do I search for articles?
In WorldCat, you can limit your search to articles. You can also search for Articles in specific databases. Use the Research Guides to point you to the best databases in your subject area.
How do I find books?
Use WorldCat to locate books, both print and ebooks. You can limit your search to books or ebooks or select the books tab before you search.
Where do I locate the print books?
Use the Library of Congress call number from WorldCat to find your books. Most of the Main Collection is on the 3rd floor. Ask for help at the Information Desk if you have any problems.
How do I find DVDs, streaming video, and other materials?
WorldCat allows you to search across all formats, then limit to the type you need.
How do I get materials that our Library does not own?
You can click on the Request Item through Interlibrary Loan button. This service is only available to St. Andrews students, faculty, and staff. You can also fill out a form at the Library of contact the Librarian.
How does Interlibrary Loan work?
Request items through WorldCat, or contact the Librarian by phone, email, or in person. You will be notified through campus email when your item is ordered and received. There is no cost. You will be contacted if you submit more than 5 items at a time.
How do I know what databases to choose for my research?
WorldCat will discover information from all the databases we subscribe to. You can also select specific databases to search on the Databases by Subject Research Guide.
What is NC LIVE?
NC LIVE provides a gateway to over 50 databases for all the people of North Carolina.
Does the Library have study rooms?
The Reynolds Reading Room on the 2nd floor is available for study or group work. Desks and tables on all floors provide space for private or small group study.
How do I check out a laptop?
Use your current St. Andrews ID card at the Information Desk. Once you fill out the Laptop agreement, you are cleared to check out the laptops. Only current SAU students, faculty, and staff can check out laptops.
How do I check out a book or DVD?
Use your current St. Andrews ID card at the Information Desk.
Can I connect to the Library from off campus?
The Library's Web page, catalog, and Research Guides are all available from off campus. See the Research Guide for Off Campus Access for information on connection to databases for full text articles and ebooks.
How can I place items on Reserve?
Bring the items to the Information Desk and fill out the Reserve Form. Please allow 24 hours for processing.
How do I schedule the Librarian to work with my Class on Research Skills?
Contact Mary McDonald.