Checking Out a Book
Louisburg College students may check books out of the library using a Louisburg Student ID card. Books are checked out for two weeks, and five books can be checked out at a time. Books can be renewed for additional two week periods. Renew books at the Circulation desk or call the library to renew over the phone. All books are due before final exams. Students are billed for the replacement cost of lost books, plus a $10 processing fee per book. During the last week of each semester, student accounts are forwarded to the Business Office for collection.
Overdue fines are 10 cents per day, per book. The library's online circulation system automatically generates overdue notices to remind patrons of material that has not been returned by the due date. Subsequent reminder notices are sent to remind students to return overdue material. Most of these notices are sent via email.
The books located on the second floor of the library may be checked out using your college ID. The books are arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system. Guides to the LC classification system are posted on the ends of the shelves in the library.
Reserve materials are books, homework reviews, practice tests, or periodical articles that instructors have assigned for use by an entire class. Most of these materials may be used only in the library. All reserves are kept at the circulation desk. Students can check out reserve materials and return reserve materials at the circulation desk.
If the Library does not own the book you need, we can order it for you through our Interlibrary Loan Service. Email the author, title, and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interlibrary loan. Interlibrary loan requests can also be made by completing a request form in person at the Circulation Desk in the Library. Please ask a librarian for assistance. Most interlibrary loan items arrive within two weeks. A notification will be sent via e-mail when the item arrives and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk in the library.
Staff at the Circulation Desk and the Reference Desk are always ready to provide brief one-on-one instruction in the use of databases and can suggest which ones to search for information on your topic. For more in-depth instruction, please schedule an individual appointment by stopping at the Circulation Desk. Several resources and databases are available for your use on campus 24/7. When off-campus, all databases can be accessed remotely with a password, which can be found on your college portal. You can also get assistance with any of the online resources by visiting the Reference Desk (located to your right as you walk into the main library doors). We are glad to assist you and can answer questions about any other library services and facilities.
One computer is loaded with Kurzweil, text-to-speech software that assists students with reading by projecting text onto a computer screen and reading the text aloud. Students are able to manipulate the text size and speed at which it is read, to highlight specific portions of the text and save those changes, and to utilize dictionary and thesaurus capabilities while reading. Students with dyslexia and other difficulties related to language-based learning disabilities are especially encouraged to utilize this software.
The Robbins Library and Learning Commons has more than 45,000 volumes and subscribes to numerous periodicals. DVDs are also available for checkout and a collection of books about North Carolina is located on the upper level. Study carrels, tables and comfortable seating are available on the first and second floors of the library. The Robbins Learning Commons area on the main floor offers computers and space for group work.
The Library Cafe, Perks, is located on the main floor and offers snacks, drinks, and Starbucks® coffee. The College Archives is located in the lower level of the library. A computer lab is also located on the main floor and may be use if there are no classes scheduled. The Robbins library has 30 desktop computers for use by our students and faculty in the library. The computers are loaded with Microsoft Office Suite: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. The entire library is a wireless zone. You may also bring your laptop in and access the internet wirelessly.
Printing, Copying, and Faxing
There is a printer and a photocopier machine located in front of the Library computer lab. All library computers print to that main printer. There is no charge for printing black & white pages of college-related material. Color copies are also available for a charge of .25 per page. Faxing is available in the library at no charge. Ask any of the library staff for assistance.