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What are the hours of the Shorter Libraries?
What are the hours of the Shorter University Libraries?
*The library is closed on all school observed holidays and those weekends that preceed or follow school observed holidays.
The campuses at Lawrenceville, North Atlanta, and Riverdale:
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Books are checked out for a month. You will get a due date slip when you check out so that you will know when items are due back.
Yes. There is a two-week grace period. If items are not turned in within the two weeks after the due date, fines will accrue from the due date forward.
Yes. Overdue notices are typically sent out once a week as a courtesy to library patrons.
You may renew books for another month as long as nobody has placed a hold on them.
Rome students: No, you must bring them in to renew them.
Fines for books in the regular collection are $0.05/day with a maximum of $5.
Each week the library calculates fines and will block library privileges for undergraduates which have a fine balance of $10.00 or more. At the beginning of each semester, undergraduates with a fine balance of $5.00 or more will have their library privileges blocked; undergraduates that also have overdue library materials at the end of the semester will have their grades held. At the end of each semester, graduate students must return all library materials and pay their fines or their grades will be held. By the end of the semester that a senior graduates, (s)he must return all library materials and pay her/his fine or her/his grades will be held.
You will be charged the replacement cost of the book and an additional handling fee.
No. Due to their high volume of use, reference books must be used in the library.
No, but listening and viewing facilities are provided in the library.
Magazines or journals may be checked out during the last hour the library is open and must be returned during the first hour of library operation the following day. If returned late, fines are charged at $1 for the first hour and $.05 every hour thereafter.
Reserves are items which professors place on hold at the library so they will be available for an entire class. These items are kept at the circulation desk and, depending on the professor's specifications, may be checked out for in-library use only, for overnight use, or for one or two days. There is no grace period for overdue reserve materials and fines accrue at a higher rate.
No, that information is confidential. However, you may request a hold on an item that is checked out. Items with holds cannot be renewed. You will be notified when the item is returned.
You may request an interlibrary loan, which means Shorter will try to borrow the item from another library. You should allow two weeks to receive an interlibrary loan, and should specify on the interlibrary loan form how much you would be willing to pay if we are unable to find your item at a library which doesn't charge (most book loans are free but many libraries charge for copies).
To request an interlibrary loan, see the links and instructions under “Request Forms” on the main library page.
Yes. There are four computers available for Internet and GALILEO searching in the Rome campus library. The North Atlanta campus library has 14 workstations. The Riverdale campus has 21, and Lawrenceville has ten.
Yes. In addition to the resources of the Shorter University Libraries, you have usage privileges at the following libraries within Georgia. A link to each library's catalog has been provided when available.
When checking out materials at any of the following libraries, you must provide your Shorter University ID card. In addition to your Shorter ID card, please note that to have check-out privileges at most of these libraries (those preceded with an asterisk) you must obtain an identification card from one of the Shorter University libraries. This identification card is not the same as your student ID! You are responsible for any fines; you cannot transfer fines to your Shorter University account. You must also abide by the regulations of the lending library.
*American Intercontinental University, Buckhead
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