Welcome Faculty

We look forward to working with you and your students on class assignments, collection development, and your personal research.

Contact a librarian if you have any questions or suggestions, or drop by Easley Library to speak with us.

Borrowing Policies


  • Books – 6 Weeks
  • Videos/DVDs – 1 Week
  • CDs – 2 Weeks
  • Equipment – 1 Week


Faculty and staff have unlimited renewals.


Faculty and staff are not charged overdue fines.


We ask that anyone who loses or damages any library materials pay the replacement cost of the item or purchase the item and give it to the library.

Copyright Information


  • The amount of material should be reasonable in relation to the total amount of material assigned for the course.
  • The number of copies should be reasonable in light of the number of students enrolled.
  • The material should contain a notice of copyright.
  • The effect of photocopying the material should not be detrimental to the market for the work.
  • The same material placed on reserve for succeeding semesters must have copyright permission.
  • Copying shall not be used to create or to replace anthologies, compilations, or collective works.
  • There shall be no copying of or from works intended to be "consumable." These include workbooks, exercises, standardized test booklets, and answer sheets, and like consumable materials.
  • Copying shall not substitute for the purchase of books, publisher's reprints, or periodicals.

Library Instruction

All first year students learn how to:

  • Locate and check out library materials.
  • Understand that materials not owned by the library can be obtained from other sources.
  • Focus and articulate their information need and identify key concepts of their topic.
  • Use key concepts to find resources on a topic by using the online catalog, online databases, and other resources as needed.
  • Locate and interpret bibliographic citations from the search results and locate the materials cited.
  • Evaluate the information retrieved, discerning the strengths, limitations, and usefulness in relation to the topic.
  • Incorporate retrieved information into a research project.

Upper Level Instruction

The reference librarians serve as liaisons to the academic departments. In this role, they collaborate with faculty members and teach students how to conduct library research in their majors. Faculty members are encouraged to contact the liaisons to schedule library instruction sessions.

Guidelines for Scheduling

  • One week notice is needed by the librarian for all library instruction sessions.
  • Instruction can be as specific or as general as needed. It can be geared to finding general resources, resources for a particular subject, or resources for a specific assignment.
  • Groups up to six people can be instructed in the library.
  • Groups over six people have two options: (a) Divide your class up into two groups or more and schedule a session for each group in the library (during regular class time or outside of class time) OR (b) Reserve a computer lab by emailing Dena Monroe in the Registrar's Office.
  • To schedule library instruction, you may email Paula Beasley or call ext. 4269, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • *Anyone can make an appointment for library instruction individually in the library. It should not be made a requirement for all students in a class to make individual appointments. The library does not have the staff to accommodate that many individual instruction sessions.

Library Resources


  • Over 50 electronic databases, many full-text, and available off-campus through remote access
  • Over 75,000 eBooks
  • Over 80,000 periodical titles via databases
  • DVD and CD collections
  • 26 print periodical subscriptions
  • Over 54,000 print books
  • Children's literature collection (over 1,000 titles)
  • Bowen Central Library catalog of the ACA via shared catalog
  • Millions of book/articles via interlibrary loan

Ordering Materials

Requesting books is done by submitting book order request forms. These forms permit the preparation of three copies (white, pink, and yellow) of each request. Please be certain to note the title, name of the author, and ISBN number for each book requested. Faculty keep the pink copy and forward the two remaining copies to Werner Lind, who receives all requests for print materials. Orders are placed and faculty will be notified once books arrive and are cataloged. Order forms may be requested from the library.

Audiovisual materials may be requested through the library AV budget. These are submitted using a similar multipart form which makes white, yellow and pink copies, and which state at the top that it is for an AV request. AV requests will be honored as the budget allows, and earliest requests will be honored first. All AV requests should be sent to Paula. Again, these forms may be requested form the library.

All orders must be completed and materials received before June 30 to be included in that budget year. The deadline is necessary to meet library acquisition and business office guidelines for completion of paperwork. If you have any questions concerning the acquisition of library materials, please be in touch with Werner or Paula.

Who Does What In The Library?


  • Administration
  • Instruction
  • Reference
  • Budget
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Work Study Students


  • Administration
  • Collection Development
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Budget
  • Periodicals
  • Reference


  • Acquisitions
  • Cataloging
  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Reserves
  • Website